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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Certified Hand Specialist in Stockbridge, Georgia



  • Responsible for the evaluation, plan of care, treatment, re-evaluation, discharge, and appropriate communications of high quality occupational therapy and hand therapy services to patients and customers.

  • Develop treatment plans, supervise assistants and aides, contribute to case management, and provide quality patient care.

  • Maintain positive level of interaction with facilities and clients.

  • Enhance and expand client relations with facilities and their staff.

  • Evaluate and develop patients' plans of care in accordance with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) standards of care.

  • Evaluate and treat patients for whom occupational hand therapy is medically necessary and document this clearly.

  • Perform all treatment and re-evaluations in accordance with the AOTA's standards of care.

  • Complete and maintain all required corporate training and maintains compliance with state/local regulations.

  • Develop objective patient goals and establish the type, frequency and duration of occupational therapy/hand therapy in collaboration with the referring physician.

  • Responsible for the alteration of each patient's program as changes in the patient's status occur.

  • Responsible for ensuring accurate documents of each patient's evaluation and progress letters to physicians and payer sources, case managers, etc. as indicated appropriately and in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrate completion of patient care responsibilities and documentation requirements in an appropriate and timely manner.

  • Participate in aspects of education, including but not limited to, patient home programs, community talks, site in-services.

  • Participate in student clinical clerkships and affiliation programs in agreement with the AOTA's clinical education agreements from schools Attend and/or participate in facility meetings as directed by Center Manager (may include utilization review, infection control, disaster preparedness, etc.).

  • Communicate pertinent patient information to referring physicians, staff, employers, insurance carriers and rehabilitation specialists.

  • Provide injured worker with guidelines for job modification and energy conservation in accordance with physician Custom fabricate splints/casts to meet a variety of complex diagnoses.

  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.


  • Must be a graduate of an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) accredited school of Occupational Therapy.

  • Specialty certification from Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) required in hand therapy.

  • National registration and state licensure or registration where applicable.

  • Minimum of two years experience in application of custom splinting pre and post-op orthopedic is preferred.

  • Minimum two years in adult rehabilitation; hand and splinting experience preferred.

  • (CPR) certification.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

Additional Details

Certified Hand Specialist, Salary: $37.03- $63.86/hour, The grade and salary of the position are based on specific criteria met within the qualifications of relevant experience, skills, performance and internal equity. This position is eligible for shift differentials.

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Division Select Rehab JV

Campus Location Stockbridge, GA, 30281

Campus Location US-GA-Stockbridge

Department RJV Eagles Landing

Job Type PRN / Registry

Job Number 116678

Job Category Therapy

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 4 Hours

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