Outpatient Hand Therapist PRN Framingham Union Hospital
Company: Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Posted on: June 6, 2021
MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care
system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is
committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a
location close to home. The regional healthcare system includes
Framingham Union Hospital and the MetroWest Wellness Center.
MetroWest Medical Center has been named to the 2019 America's 100
Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
Under the general direction of the Program Manager, Rehab
Services (area specific), and with minimal supervision, performs
duties to provide quality patient care within the scope of services
for the Rehab Dept. Under a written referral from a physician and
in collaboration with other rehab staff, performs evaluation of the
patient's clinical status and assessment of the rehab potential
according to age appropriate guidelines, and designs and implements
age appropriate treatment programs to maximize patient's level of
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinical Practice: Responsibilities include assessment,
planning, treatment, and ongoing evaluation of the provision of
care for a diverse hand/UE patient population. The CHT provides
patients and family education and support. The scope of hand
therapy services for patients and families includes all phases of
care including prevention, assessment, rehabilitation, and
education/caregiver training. The CHT works effectively on a
Documentation: Prepares electronic documentation as required,
including, but not limited to: evaluations, treatment plans,
progress reports, billing documentation, treatment notes, and other
reports as requested. Writes legibly and documents in accordance
with professional, departmental, and hospital standards.
Communication: Communicates observations, facts, and comments to
interdisciplinary team members, individually and through team
meeting presentations, to ensure efficient coordination of overall
health care plan. Encourages and engages in open communication to
develop and reinforce professional, efficient work environment.
Teamwork/Attitude/Professionalism: Maintains department
policies, procedures, objectives, and quality assurance, safety,
environmental, and infection control programs. Participates in
performance outcome and improvement activities, continuing
education and research activities, and clinical program development
activities. Attends meetings as required and participates on
committees as directed. Enhances professional growth and
development through participation in educational programs, current
literature reviews, in-service attendance, conference/workshop
- Productivity/Efficiency: Provides direct treatment and billing
and daily units (per day and per patient) within an acceptable
range. Demonstrates independent time management skills for all
duties such that documentation and billing duties are completed in
a timely fashion within department standards. Is reasonable and
flexible in approach to job and changing job requirements.
Patient care environment. One-to-one or small group interactions
with patient/client, family/caregiver, peers, and other personnel;
frequent interruptions/distractions; potential transfer between
units/areas, programs, and/or off-site locations. Occasional time
spent outdoors or in hot, cold, or wet conditions.
- Light to heavy lifting, prolonged standing and walking,
frequent pushing, bending, lifting, and/or carrying objects 2-75
lbs. Occasional sitting, twisting, and climbing.
BS or MS or DOT and degree in Occupational Therapy from
Successful completion of all clinical affiliations and degree
Able to read, write, and speak English.
One year of acute care experience preferred. Individual must
have earned Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) or are
currently in their Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) with designated
Clinical Supervising SLP.
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) or 3-4 years of Outpatient Hand
Licensure & Certification:
Licensure in the State of Massachusetts or pending completion of
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