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Occupational Therapist

Company: Mason City Clinic
Location: Mason City
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Join our established, growing multispecialty group which offers competitive wages, bonuses and great benefits.

Community Background: Combined with quality schools, picturesque neighborhoods, access to great healthcare, and excellent employment opportunities, you quickly see why Mason City is a great place to call home. You'll find homes for every taste and budget

General Summary

Provides hand therapy services to patients in order to facilitate the recovery of range of motion, sensitivity, hand and arm coordination and strength. In doing so, prepares necessary forms, develops treatment plan goals in collaboration with physician, provides direct patient therapy, and completes necessary documentation and charge information as appropriate. Answers telephone calls from patients, responds to inquiries, and provides initial patient assessment.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Performs all duties under the direction and supervision of physicians and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Under direction of the physician and according to prescribed methods, performs various patient care-related duties within the Clinic office and/or hospital setting including dressing changes, suture removals, (passive exercise of affected hand), constructing and applying hand/arm splints/casts, and patient education. May provide services to non-Clinic patients on written request from a non-Clinic physician.
  • Evaluates patient's hand/arm with regard to edema, range of motion, strength, coordination, sensation, and function, and discusses evaluation with physician.
  • Under the direction of the physician, develops treatment plan goals for individual patients and assesses patient's progress.
  • Responds to patient telephone calls to answer inquiries, determine initial assessment of patient condition, and discusses evaluation with physician.
  • Documents summary of evaluation, treatment, and phone contacts in patient's chart and completes charges on patient visits for service(s) rendered.
  • Provides hand therapy services and fabricates splints as directed by physician.
  • Assists physician with research activities through review of literature, review of medical records, contacts with outside agencies and patients, etc.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate articles, journals, and related material, and by attending seminars, conferences, and so forth.

    Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of orthopaedics, medical procedures, anatomy, and physiology in order to review patient data, evaluate patient condition, construct and apply casts and splints, and to provide occupational hand therapy at a level normally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy through an accredited program. Additional training through a hand therapy affiliation would be beneficial. Should be working toward certification as a hand therapist.
  • Current state occupational therapist license.
  • Approximately three to six months on the job experience in order to become technically proficient in reviewing patient data, to evaluate patient condition, to gain familiarity with Clinic and hospital environment and department and Clinic policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to courteously and cooperatively answer routine inquiries from patients when providing therapy or answering phone calls, to communicate with department personnel when exchanging patient-related information, and to discuss patient condition with appropriate physician.
  • Analytical skills necessary in order to review patient history, nerve conduction studies, laboratory data, splint type or design, and other patient information when evaluating patient condition.
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for approximately forty percent of work time when reviewing patient data or research materials and during patient therapy sessions.

    Employment Type: Full Time
    Bonus/Commission: Yes

Keywords: Mason City Clinic, Rochester , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Mason City, Minnesota

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