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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | OP Occupational Therapy
Category: Rehab/Therapy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 706991
Date Posted: 2/21/2023
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position provides occupational or physical therapy services with emphasis on the upper limb to a pediatric population, from infant through adolescence/young adulthood, specific to age and developmental/functional level determined by assessment. Performs evaluation, program planning, and treatment of patients who have a variety of diagnoses involving the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle. Implements patient’s plan of care using treatment modalities including but not limited to: exercise, mobilization, splinting, taping, heat/cold, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound as prescribed by a physician.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Evaluates and treats patients with a variety of diagnoses involving the upper extremity, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle. Possesses comprehensive knowledge of the structure and function of the upper extremity with activity and in the presence of other diagnoses including but not limited to: neurological, sensorimotor, musculoskeletal, complex medical conditions, trauma, and/or occupational performance disorders/delays. Demonstrates knowledge of typical development and possesses skills necessary to provide age appropriate services in areas of self-care and play involving motor, sensory-integrative, cognitive, and psychosocial functions. Uses pediatric-based behavior management strategies and matches diagnostic/therapeutic interventions to age/ability of the child using a framework of family-centered care. Uses specialized skills in assessment, planning, and treatment. Establishes appropriate treatment plans with age appropriate, functional, and measurable goals with target timeframes. Obtains mutual agreement upon discussion with family/guardian. Provides therapeutic interventions to restore function, prevent dysfunction, and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper extremity in order to enhance/maximize patient’s ability to execute tasks and participate fully in life situations. Implements patient’s plan of care using treatment modalities including but not limited to: exercise, mobilization, splinting, taping, heat/cold, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound as prescribed by a physician. This may include recommending, designing, and/or fabrication of specialized equipment to maximize function. Performs patient/family teaching for maximizing function within the home/community and implementation of home program. Possesses excellent communication and motivational skills to help patients overcome their hand-related problems. Provides care as outlined in standards of care section of the AOTA or APTA and PCH Policies & Procedures Manual.
  2. Maintains appropriate and timely documentation in compliance with Joint Commission/DNV, state/federal guidelines, and CARF standards, including participation in Total Quality Management.
  3. Organizes, coordinates, and collaborates with other disciplines within the hospital and resources within the community in order to maximize value and effectiveness of plan of care. Participates in and contributes to hand clinic, outpatient rounds, care conferences, discharge planning, school re-entry, and patient/family education.
  4. Builds and maintains rapport within the department, hospital, and community, while professionally interacting with physicians, families, and hospital/community personnel. This includes preparation and participation in in-service training programs. Supervises and directs assistive personnel including but not limited to certified occupational therapy assistants or physical therapy assistants, rehab technicians, and students, providing input into their performance evaluations.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy OR Physical Therapy program. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Pediatric experience Preferred
2. Ortho, neuro, developmental pediatric experience Preferred
3. Splinting/hand therapy experience Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current State of Arizona Occupational Therapist OR Physical Therapist license, prior to start date. Required
2. Current Certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) OR current State of Arizona Physical Therapist license, prior to start date. Required
3. Current AZ DPS fingerprint clearance card, prior to start date. Required
4. Current BLS Certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association, prior to start date. Required
5. Current Certified Hand Therapist through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Specialty training in Sensory Integration, NDT, taping, and other relevant Pediatric areas. Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Constantly
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
I have reviewed the qualifications, physical requirements and occupational exposure/risk potential for this position and wish to apply