The Hand Therapist will have the education, knowledge and skill to provide out-patient services, focussing on a population consisting of patients in need of care for upper extremity due to post-operative procedures, fractures, tendon repairs, repetitive stress diagnosis, multiple trauma, wound care, ligament injuries and nerve injuries/neuropathies to pediatric patients. Strong splinting skills and experience in post-operative & post-trauma are highly desirable.Evaluation, treatment and home programming are provided for children and adolescents in accordance with physician referral, state and local organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental policies and procedures.The Hand Therapist will also be responsible for patient and caregiver education and consultation to other professionals, clinics and agencies, both within Cook Children's Health Care System and within the community. The Hand Therapist will also be expected to participate in school-based sports medicine physicals and/or injury prevention education and screening.Documentation and correspondence pertaining to these services shall follow department and system policies.
Doctorate, Masters, or Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy
Texas State license for occupational therapy, or eligible for state licensure