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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Hand Rehabilitation
To plan and implement treatment program in Hand Therapy for patients with upper extremity injuries and/or disabilities, following Physician's recommendations.
Aids patients to correct and/or adjust to disabilities by selecting, adapting and using appropriate physical therapy or occupational therapy procedures following physician¿s orders; and participates in the University's teaching program. Plans a program of patient treatment, related to diagnosis, emotional needs or problems, patient's environment, etc., working from physician¿s general or specific order. Evaluates the patient's functional abilities; applies or directs application of various measures and tests. Obtains supportive information for other sources, e.g., family members, nursing staff, etc. Determines types and frequencies of therapies. Recommended to physician, others involved, modification of program as needed. Provides treatments, using a variety of procedures and therapies. May work with and give task supervision to one or more physical therapy aids. Recommends, obtains and instructs in the use of adaptive and assistive devices. Instructs patient and family in use of equipment and techniques and counsels to ensure understanding and acceptance. Assures appropriate safety practices and maintenance of equipment. Assists in directing, guiding and evaluating clinical experience of medical and paramedical students assigned to unit, including affiliating physical therapy students. Maintains all required records and summaries. Keeps current in the fields by reading, attendance at selected professional meetings and seminars, etc. Performs other related duties as requested of assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, or Bachelor's with certificate in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy (usually 5 years). Master's in same related field desirable. New York State license.