Northwell Health Hand Therapist in East Meadow, New York
Req Number 001P3D
Job Category Physical/Occupational Therapy
As a Hand Therapist you will evaluate and treat patients with hand/wrist/elbow injuries using physical, chemical and mechanical means in accordance with written and signed prescription and/or referral of a state licensed physician or authorized practitioner and maintain complete medical records for each patient.
Administers direct patient care in accordance with the written and signed prescription of the referring physician or other State authorized practitioner.
Designs and implements a treatment plan that best meets the needs of the patient and works toward achieving established goals.
Develops and implements treatment plans to improve gross and fine motor coordination, movement and function of upper extremities.
Fabricates custom splint/orthosis, as required/prescribed.
Facilitates the use of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and instructs patient in use and protocols for dealing with malfunction of same. Makes appropriate recommendations for follow-up care upon discharge
Instructs patient and caregivers in daily living skills including, but not limited to: dressing, feeding and household activities in order to promote a more independent and self-sufficient level of functioning.
Observes patient tolerance and/or status during treatment and modifies treatment program, as needed.
Responds to established department emergency procedures for patient safety and care, when necessary.
Follows all documentation guidelines and submits required documentation in accordance with the policies and procedures of the department.
Participates in quality improvement chart reviews and activities.
Attends family meetings/conferences and interacts with members of the inter-disciplinary team pertaining to the welfare and management of assigned patients.
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, required. Master's Degree, preferred.
Current license as a Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist in New York State
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), strongly preferred.