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OT/PT Certified Hand Therapist

Company: UVA Health System
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

An Occupational Therapist 2 or Physical Therapist 2 consistently provides effective direct care to a variety of complex patients. In doing so the Therapist acts as a role model and supervisor for junior staff and helps identify patients who have unmet occupational or physical therapy needs. A Therapist is focused on expanding clinical knowledge and skills beyond the entry level and sharing this knowledge through in-services and participates as an active member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. The Therapist acts as a role model and may supervise other staff. This level of therapist seeks as well as provides feedback for improved clinical practice and begins to assume a leadership role receiving mentoring in this process. Therapists at this level may be asked to contribute to performance appraisals.

  • Performs occupational therapy or physical therapy evaluations according to professional standards and departmental guidelines.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of intervention options and executes a program of skilled occupational therapy or physical therapy intervention.
  • Actively participates in professional growth of self and others.
  • Actively participates in quality improvement and program development.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEducation: Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy or Physical TherapyExperience: 6 months relevant experience.Licensure: Licensed to practice in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy in the Commonwealth of Virginia. New grads must be licensed within 6 months of hire. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.PHYSICAL DEMANDSJob requires frequently bending/stooping/traveling (distance: - mile). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs. May be exposed to blood/body fluids and infectious disease.COVID Vaccination Requirement and GuidelinesPlease visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements---and---guidelines for employment at UVA.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. - - - - - - - -

    UVA Health -includes a hospital, level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.
    Through - -we stay at the leading edge of the -
    We rank among the nation's top hospitals because our doctors, nurses and caregivers make every effort to push the envelope of healthcare.
    UVA Health consists of:

    • UVA Medical Center
    • UVA School of Medicine
    • UVA School of Nursing -
    • Claude Moore Health Sciences Library -
    • UVA Physicians Group -

Keywords: UVA Health System, Charlottesville , OT/PT Certified Hand Therapist, Healthcare , Charlottesville, Virginia

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