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Occupational Therapist III (Hand Therapist)

Location: Baltimore, MD Additional Locations:
Job Number: 820633 Date posted: 08/16/2019
Responsible for occupational therapy management of members under the direction and supervision of the Rehabilitation Manager. This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures. In addition, Regional leaders are accountable for communication, implementation, enforcement, monitoring, and oversight of compliance policies and practices in their departments. In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also, accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides direct and consultative member care through a variety of modalities, including in-person, telephonic, and/or video-based services.
  • Provides consultation and mentoring to the occupational therapy staff in general practice and their specific area of specialization.
  • Provides education to occupational therapists through formal and informal education in their specific specialty both locally and regionally.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of new clinical practice models for the delivery of care to members.
  • For their area of specialty, acts as a consultant to staff members for the management of member s and is a resource for on-going, professional development of the staff in their specialty.
  • Assesses staff competencies, clinical judgment, education, and training needs in their specialty.
  • Provide leadership to the department, supervise COTA's, students, and support staff to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Occupational Therapy.
  • Provides clinical direction to staff in role as senior staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for the management of high volume of patients, including those with complex problems or special needs in their area of specialty.
  • Aids the Lead Therapist/Rehabilitation Manager as needed and covers for the Lead Therapists/Rehabilitation Manager when those individuals are unavailable.
  • Provides coverage as needed in other facilities within the region if appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Full time postion - split location , alternating schedule each week- 2 week cycle as below

Week One 
Monday  Woodlawn 8:30a-7p
Tuesday  Towson 8:30a-5pm
Wednesday Towson 1p-5pm
Thursday Woodlawn 8:30a-7pm
Friday Towson 8:30a-5p
Saturday off. 

Week Two
Monday  Woodlawn 8:30a-7p
Tuesday  Towson 8:30a-5pm
Wednesday OFF
Thursday Woodlawn 8:30a-7pm
Friday Towson 8:30a-5p
Saturday Woodlawn 8:30a-12:30p

Basic Qualifications:
Minimum five (5) years of full-time practice experience in the area of specialty practice required.
Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy curriculum with a bachelor's or masters or doctoral degree with certification in occupational therapy or foreign-trained equivalent required.
License, Certification, Registration
Licensure to practice occupational therapy in the state of primary practice is required. Must obtain licensure in all three (3) jurisdictions, the State of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, within six (6) months of employment required.
Foreign trained therapists must meet the education requirements for licensure in all states in which they will potentially practice.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification by the American Heart Association (AHA) required.
National Provider Identification (NPI) required.
Enrollment in PECOS within thirty (30) days of employment required.

Additional Requirements:
Completion of a post graduate degree from an accredited university with a specialty focus such as an advanced practice masters or doctoral degree relevant to occupational therapy. Entry-level or transition degrees are not acceptable.
OR Completion of a fellowship such as the AOTA Fellowship Program (formerly known as the AOTA Residency Program)
OR attainment of a well-recognized, intensive certification in a specialty area such as Certified Hand Therapist, AOTA Board Certification, Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, Seating and Mobility Specialist, Assistive Technology Practitioner, or another rigorous program.
OR has obtained a certificate from an accredited body or organization in a subject matter that is pertinent to our member population and is clinically based.
Demonstrates leadership skills and problem-solving abilities in the clinic and to our members.
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the criteria for professional practice.
Successfully able to perform all core physical therapy competencies.
Demonstrates leadership in project management, teaching, clinical instructor for students, committee membership.
Evidence of involvement in staff development and mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications:
Primary Location: Maryland,Baltimore,Woodlawn Medical Center 7141 Security Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Department: Physical Therapy Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Rehab Services Careers

Rehab Services Careers

In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.

Physical And Occupational Therapists

Kaiser Permanente offers full-time, part-time, per diem, and in-house registry opportunities in a variety of practice settings, including home health, inpatient, and outpatient. Additional opportunities include occupational therapist, physical therapist, and licensed physical therapist assistant.

Respiratory Care

At Kaiser Permanente, Respiratory Care Practitioners are an integral part of our respected health care team. They are responsible for developing patient treatment plans and have the opportunity to work in a variety of exciting and challenging areas from adult critical care to cardiology to high-risk delivery. Our Respiratory Care Practitioners have the advantage of computerized state-of-the-art equipment, including life support systems, arterial blood gas analyzers, and non-invasive monitors.

Speech Pathology

Kaiser Permanente's speech pathologists provide direct patient care to members with communication and swallowing disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, developing, and implementing therapy and treatment programs.


Our audiology professionals are a vital part of our rehab care team. They provide direction, counseling, and recommendations regarding the rehabilitation of hearing impaired patients.

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