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Occupational Therapist

Company: OrthoVirginia
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

OrthoVirginia, Virginia's largest provider of expert orthopedic and therapy care, is currently seeking a PRN experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team! Position Summary In a general orthopedic setting, the Occupational Therapist will provide evaluation and treatment services to a variety of patients in accordance with the physician referral and Plan of Care, focusing on the hand and upper extremity. They effectively treat and rehabilitate the patient through post-operative rehabilitation, preventative, non-operative or conservative treatment or industry consultation. The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care. They direct patient participation in activities and exercise programs to restore, reinforce and enhance performance. Primary Functions & Accountabilities Evaluate and manage a wide variety of upper extremity conditions and procedures Consult with patients to learn about their physical condition and symptoms Diagnose movement dysfunction and develops a treatment plan Teach patients how to properly use therapeutic exercise techniques Assist patients with the use of equipment such as wheelchairs or walkers Maintain patient records and documents goals and progress Schedule patients effectively for best time utilization Interpret and organizes evaluation and assessment data Utilize knowledge of patient's diagnosis, signs, and symptoms presented and results of diagnostic studies to determine the patient's level of function Set priorities and establishes realistic short-term goals and long-term outcomes Document and maintains a plan of care for each patient which includes specific physical therapy orders in coordination with the medical plan of care Communicates the plan of care in formal and informal communication Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to provide instructions clearly and pay close attention to detail Must be able to collaborate with other patient care team members Ability to remain encouraging and motivating to patients who experience pain and frustration, physical therapists should be compassionate and encouraging Ability to remain flexible, adaptable and calm in unexpected situations Ability to exercise sound judgment in stressful circumstances Required Licensure & Certifications Current Physical Occupational Therapist license Current CPR, BLS or ACLS Position Requirements 1-3+ years in outpatient care with Medicare experience New grads highly encouraged Orthopedic practice experience preferred BS in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy from an accredited school MS in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy preferred Certified Hand Therapist not required but a plus

Keywords: OrthoVirginia, Virginia Beach , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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