Certified Hand Therapist/Occupational Therapist

ID167086
Part Time Regular
163 Route 130 Bldg #2 Suite A1
Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Job Description

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) opportunity for our Bordetown outpatient center!

NovaCare Rehabilitation in Bordentown is seeking a part time Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) for our outpatient center. We have PTs on staff at this center and a local group  CHTs creating a supportive network of clinicians. You must be comfortable as the only hand therapists onsite with other hand therapists and CHTs a phone call away. You must have your CHT to be considered for this opportunity. This is a full time position for an occupational therapist (or physical therapist) with guaranteed hours, but part time options also available with additional opportunities in northern Virginia- ASK! As the lead certified hand therapist you will treat various upper extremity disorders ranging from tendon injuries, sprain / strains, post-operative fractures, etc. You must be skilled in custom splinting.  The Certified Hand Therapist will be working in an energetic center treating referrals from hand and orthopedic surgeons. 

Unique Job Opportunities: Position is for 2-3 days per week. We're looking for a CHT. Caseload is  hand therapy with some upper extremity patients mixed in when needed.

By joining the NovaCare family you will be joining the largest group of hand therapists employed in a single organization. Our national hand therapy program is in 32 states with over 250 CHT’s, and additional 500 hand therapists nationwide.

Unique Job Opportunities:

  • Nationally supported mentorship program therapists interested in pursuing their CHT credentials (available in most regions). Experienced therapist have the opportunity to become a mentor.
  • Education dept: National UE symposium, National journal club, National CHT study group, free local CEU’s, webinar training programs, additional certification course available for UE COMT
  • Hand team meetings in each local area and virtual meetings and training available.
  • Opportunities to observe in physician clinics and work in contracted positions in physician’s clinics
  • Opportunity for research activities
  • Opportunity to teach internal courses on a national  and local level and contribute to other educational activities
  • Opportunity to develop and participate in program development for special populations
  • Hand therapy clinics are fully equipped and provide many treatment options
  • Opportunity to deliver unique programs to industrial workers: on-site visits, on site therapy, work conditioning, FCE, ergonomic assessments and pre-employment testing,

Our Clinicians Enjoy:

  • UNMATCHED continuing education program with internal CEU accrediting courses, company paid certifications, study groups, journal clubs and more.

NovaCare is part of Select Medical's Outpatient Division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation with more than 1800 locations in 38 states, including the District of Columbia. Throughout the country we operate primarily as Select Physical Therapy, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Physio, Kessler Rehabilitation Center, KORT, Saco Bay Physical Therapy, Concentra, SSM Physical Therapy and Keystone Physical Therapy. Our highly respected clinical team provides preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being. We develop individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient's specific goals. Our integrated local market network allows us to effectively partner with physicians, employers, payors and case managers to achieve optimal patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner. We also provide physical therapy and athletic training services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools. #ACN

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the evaluation, plan of care, treatment, re-evaluation, discharge, and appropriate communications of high quality hand therapy services to patients and customers.
  • Develop treatment plans, supervise assistants and aides, contribute to case management, and provide quality patient care.
  • Maintain positive level of interaction with facilities and clients. Enhance and expand client relations with facilities and their staff.
  • Stay current and up to date with Occupational Therapy research and employ Evidence Based Practice (RCB, clinician expertise, patient perception).

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school for Occupational or Physical Therapy.
  • Must hold specialty certification or licensure in Hand Therapy or have enough hours worked in hand therapy to sit for the CHT exam.
  • National registration and state licensure or registration REQUIRED.
  • MUST have previous,demonstrated marketing experience
  • MUST have solid experience in application of custom splinting pre and post-op orthopedic required.
  • Minimum two years in adult rehabilitation
  • Hand and splinting experience REQUIRED.
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift patients using appropriate biomechanical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds dead weight alone.
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a work day/shift.
  • Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to evaluate, diagnose and monitor patient needs and to maintain accurate records, recognize people and provide directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions.
  • Ability to push wheeled equipment through the facility.
  • Possess fine motor skills for legible and accurate writing of reports, charting, scheduling, daily correspondence and presentations, either manually or through use of dictation equipment.
  • Possess grasp ability sufficient for cutting splint material.
  • Possess fine motor skills for effective and efficient handling of diagnostic or therapeutic equipment.

Additional Data

Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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