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Occupational Hand Therapist (Part Time, Days)

PALM BEACH GARDENS OP CTR-OT Florida-West Palm Beach-Palm Beach Gardens Outpt Ctr West Palm Beach, Florida Requisition ID 26650


Job Summary

Responsible for the evaluation, re-evaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care in accordance with the preferred practice standards/clinical guidelines for children with a variety of simple to complex upper extremity injuries resulting from trauma, disease, congenital or acquired deformities. 

Job Specific Duties

  • Participates in interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary meetings and other related meetings that pertain to the care of specific patients. 
  • Maintains and documents productivity standards set by leaders. 
  • Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges accurately and in a timely manner as determined by meeting departmental standards. 
  • Ensures documentation reflects evidence based practices. 
  • Accountable to improve access to care for the patients we serve. 
  • Conducts and interprets evaluations based on patient's medical concerns, developmental age, diagnosis, and prognosis. Provides recommendations based on findings. 
  • Maintains active and supportive communication with the patient, caregiver(s), and others regarding progress, problems, home programs, and other issues related to the therapeutic process. 
  • Develops a plan of care outlining area of deficit, activity restrictions, context and assistance needed, and ensures functional, realistic, and measurable treatment goals and/or status of ongoing goals. 
  • Recommends and provides treatments based upon medical, clinical, functional, and observational findings. 
  • Initiates, documents, and prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential or when benefit of therapy is reached. 
  • Follows TRAAC and initiates, documents & prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential and/or when benefit of therapy is reached. 
  • Provides proof of at least 1 in-service specific to evidenced-based practices/literature review. 
  • Provides proof of at least 1 peer review (case study presentation) incorporating evidenced-based practices into their treatment plan. 
  • Maintains ongoing CEUs to maintain professional licensure and clinical excellence. 


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy 
  • Florida Professional Occupational Therapist license or Provisional OT license required
  • American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • Finger printing background and Good Moral Character Affidavit must be initiated within 15 days of hire date and finalized within 90 days of hire date

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Masters or Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Experience working with orthopedic hand and upper extremity conditions.
  • Certified Hand Therapist preferred or currently working towards hand therapy certification.
  • Membership with AOTA, FOTA, or ASHT preferred.
  • Serves as a clinical instructor for students assigned by CCCE after 2 years of clinical experience.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with patients, parents/guardians, and healthcare professionals in all work-related situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Analytical ability necessary to evaluate patient condition, to interpret, analyze data, assess patient progress, and determine appropriate follow-up.
  • Current in practice standards/clinical guidelines for evaluation, diagnosis, treatment of a variety of simple to complex upper extremity injuries.
  • Knowledge of basic orthotic fabrication.
  • Knowledge of childhood development.
  • Knowledge of Kinesiology and biomechanics relative to the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.
  • Knowledge of principles of tissue/wound healing.
  • Knowledge of surface anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.

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Primary Location :

Florida-West Palm Beach-Palm Beach Gardens Outpt Ctr

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Job Status

:Part Time with Benefits

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

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