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Certified Hand Therapist

Company: Sutter Care at Home
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is responsible for organizing and conducting medically prescribed evaluation and treatmentto restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of a body part. This includes highly specializedknowledge and skills in evaluating, assessing and treating upper extremity/hand dysfunction. The CHT develops a plan oftreatment with measurable functional and rehabilitative goals to restore independence and functional capacity. The incumbentmust perform age/diagnosis appropriate evaluation and re-assessment methods specialized for the upper extremity and hand.The CHT posses advanced skills and training to fabricate splints, other custom restorative devices and ergonomics. Theincumbent provides care based on the age related needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient withconsideration of their development/psychosocial needs environmental safety, education needs, communication style, and levelof understanding. The incumbent is also required to provide general discipline specific therapy services to meet facility patientcare requirements. The CHT provides clinical supervision and oversight to therapists, assistants and aides in the provision ofhand and upper extremity therapy.Qualifications: Education: Graduate of an accredited school of physical or occupational therapy. California licensed physical or occupational therapist. Actively pursuing Hand Therapy Certification by Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Certified Hand Therapist - CHT required within 180 days of hire. Occupational Therapists must be in compliance with Occupational Therapy Advance Practice Regulations for providing Hand Therapy and Physical Agent Modalities. Participation in professional organization is strongly encouraged.Knowledge: One continuing education course for each year of practice is desirable. Maintains current CPR Certification.Experience: Must have advanced hand therapy experience (minimum five years) required for Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Inc. certification required.Skills: Advanced knowledge of upper extremity and hand anatomy/physiology, disorders, injuries and medical treatments/surgical repair. The CHT has extensive knowledge of treatment upper extremity/hand therapy modalities, procedures, therapeutic activities, splinting and equipment/devices. Understands components of activity and adaptation as they relate to functional activities. Knowledge of clinical supervision methods for use of assistants and aides to provide therapy services required. Incumbent must have knowledge of documentation requirements for medical necessity and skilled services. Basic computer skills required. Bilingual skills preferred.

Keywords: Sutter Care at Home, San Mateo , Certified Hand Therapist, Healthcare , San Mateo, California

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