The Certified Hand Therapist provides specialized care including both evaluations and treatments of the hands, wrist and upper extremity. The position works primarily with outpatient populations such as but not limited to post-operative orthopedic, trauma, bum or chronic system disorders which may impair the underlying function of the hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder. Participates with hand clinic and inpatient/outpatient care as required by patient diagnosis and/or coverage assistance.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Bachelor's degree or higher in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or university (Must provide official transcripts at time of Interview)
Valid licensure in good standing as an Occupational Therapy in the State of Illinois ( Must provide proof at time of interview)
Valid National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Valid Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) Certification (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Five (5) years of practice within the outpatient hand therapy realm
Basic proficiency using Microsoft Office
Must possess a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification (Must provide proof at time of interview)
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
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