OccupationalTherapist-Elmendorf Air Force Base
DP Technology Services, Inc. - Alaska

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DP Technology Services, a leader in Government Contracting has an opening for an Occupational Therapist to provide services to our military and their dependents at Elmendorf Air Force Base.The duties include but are not limited to the following: Perform a full range of occupational therapist services in accordance with the scope of clinical privileges granted by the MTF.Provide appropriate therapeutic procedures and provide a full range of therapy services in support of patient referrals.All patient contact and care shall be safe, timely, result in achievement of realistic and documented treatment goals, and comply with or satisfy the intent of the referring medical staff and the guidelines of the therapy department. Test and measure the patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and/or respiratory and circulatory efficiency. Record findings to develop or revise treatment programs.Plan and prepare written treatment programs based on an evaluation of the patient.Administer manual exercises to improve and maintain function. Instruct, motivate, and assist patients in performing various physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, functional activities, daily-living activities, and in use of assistive and supportive devices, such as long handle reachers, sock aids, walkers, crutches, canes, andupper extremity prostheses.Administer treatments involving application of physical agents, using equipment such as a ultrasound, whirlpool bath, moist packs, cold packs, iontophoresis, TENS. Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.Fabricate upper and lower extremity splinting and orthotics using various splinting materials to include thermoplastic materials and delta cast.Administer soft tissue mobilization, applying knowledge of mobilization techniques and body physiology.Record treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart and/or automated systems.Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.Evaluate, fit, and adjust prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommend modification as required. Coordinate treatment with physician and other staff members to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program and integrate occupational therapy treatment with other aspects of the patient's health care. Contact referring physicians regarding patient care concerns, as required.Perform/assist with preventative sensory screening for diabetic patients and instruct patients on proper self care.Provide documented treatment and discharge recommendations to members of the staff in routine, emergency, and special cases as needed.Orient and instruct work activities of assistants, technicians, aides, and students. Provide input and attend rehabilitation team meetings, seminars, and quality assurance meetings.Participate in peer review activities.Provide clinical supervision to military and civilian technicians

Minimum qualification:
A Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited Occupational Therapy institutionTwo years of experience in the area of inpatient and outpatient hand therapy and physical disabilities. A current, unrestricted license to practice Occupational Therapy in any one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Possess credentials appropriate for prescription of physical agent modalities in treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders. We offer Great Benefits and a competitive compensation package!

Category:
Full time

Location:
Alaska

Secondary Location:
Elmendorf Air Force Base

Clearance type:
Position of Trust

Secondary Location Category:
elmendorf Air Force Base

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