Occupational Therapist - Certified Hand Therapist
Billings Clinic - Billings, MT

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Billings Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicne is seeking a Certified Hand Therapist with minimum of 2 years hand therapy experience to join a dynamic Orthopedic group that includes 8 Orthopedic surgeons, 9 Physician assistants, 7 Physical Therapists and 1 Occupational Therapist CHT. This is a growth position to meet the needs of a growing practice. Patient clientele work is widely varied from post operative dynamic splinting to degenerative joint care and education

Billings Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has been ranked #1 in Montana for overall orthopedic care for seven years in a row, with a 5-star rating by HealthGrades (2004-2010). We offer onsite physical and occupational therapy, radiology and pre-admission testing, and a comprehensive team of orthopedic physicians/orthopedic surgeons with direct access to collaborative specialty care throughout our organization. As an integrated hospital and clinic, we have a team approach to care, with one electronic medical record for each patient and coordinated appointments.

The Occupational Therapist Certified Hand Therapist is responsible for providing direct patient care, evaluations, consultations, and treatments in order to assist patients in reaching maximum physical performance for the upper quarter of the human body. Utilizing specialized skills in assessment and treatment, the Certified Hand Therapist, promotes the goals of prevention of dysfunction, restoration of function, and/or reversal of the progression of pathology in order to enhance participation in life situations for individuals with upper quarter disease or injury.

The Certified Hand Therapist may work in one or more of the following environments within Billings Clinic to include
  • the Hospital , Rehabilitation Center , Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, and/or Industrial Medicine/Occupational Medicine. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Current Montana or Wyoming state licensure as a registered occupational therapist as appropriate to the state where services are being provided. Current certification as a Certified Hand Therapist by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC)*.
  • CPR certification.
*Eligibility for Certified Hand Therapist Certification 1. Documentation of five (5) years of practice as an occupational therapist

2. Documentation of 4,000 hours of direct practice experience in hand therapy, verified by employer

3. Must pass a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation

4. Demonstrate continued professional development and competency by re-certifying every five (5) years

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