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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company: The Hand & Wrist Center
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Hand & Wrist Center is a comprehensive care Center, specializing in the treatment of hand, wrist and elbow conditions and injuries. Occupational Therapy (OT) Assistants perform many important roles directly related to clinical, clerical, and administrative support in our Occupational Therapy department. Our Center is looking for a full time Medical Assistant or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to start immediately. This position requires Covid-19 vaccination. The hourly rate for this position is negotiable, based on the applicant's education and work experience. Brief Description of Position OT assistants play an important primary role in supporting Hand Therapists by expediting clinical care and other patient treatment. Secondarily, OT assistants are directly involved in the administrative processing of patient care (including registration and scheduling), processing patient payments, and assisting with other administrative duties such as timely documentation, and the upkeep of the department's inventory and equipment. This position is a dual-role position including both clinical and clerical duties. Job Requirements: General Duties: --- -Clinical duties (assist the Hand Therapist with): --- -Therapeutic modalities and exercises --- -Setting up for application of new/replacement bandages --- -Setting up for (prefabricated) splint fitting or custom fabrication of splints --- -Providing patient education/instruction --- -Triage and prepare patients for initial and follow-up therapy examinations --- -Assist in scheduling therapy appointments --- -Assist in the dispensing of therapy supplies, durable medical goods, and other items when applicable --- -Maintain all patient-treatment areas stocked with appropriate therapy (and office) supply inventories --- -Assist in daily/weekly cleaning and sanitizing of patient-treatment areas, equipment and furniture, and clinical instruments --- -Assist with the management of medical supply and linen inventory --- -Clerical duties (assist the Therapy department with): --- -Patient registrations, check-in and check-out of patients, and maintain ongoing patient record maintenance accurately and timely --- -Obtain/confirm complete benefit/authorization verifications and billing information for all patient accounts for all initial consultations --- Make appointments for patients and assist in the management of efficient patient schedules Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is responsible for exercising discretionary judgment relating to the frequency and duration of each activity, as well as the reasonable variations relating to ergonomic comfort. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. --- -The employee is required to stand, walk, and sit for variable frequencies and durations throughout the day --- -The employee may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for variable activities throughout the day --- -The employee is required to reach with their hands and arms, and/or reach overhead throughout the day --- -The employee is required to use their hands daily for fingering activities (such as typing, sorting, pinching, gripping and grasping), handling and feeling/touching items --- -The employee is required to regularly lift and/or move items weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 25 pounds --- -The employee is required to have the ability to speak and hear Work Schedule Requirements: --- -Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position - arrive to work on time and manage rest periods and departures as instructed by Administration --- -This position requires regular and predictable attendance -Monday through Friday, as scheduled --- -This position requires early and punctual arrival (including the daily opening of the facility for the arrival of patients); typical start time -is between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. (definitive time to be determined) --- -This position may require late departure (after 5:00 p.m.) depending on daily afternoon patient flow -and other workflow

Keywords: The Hand & Wrist Center, Long Beach , Occupational Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Long Beach, California

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