Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Occupational Therapist – Certified Hand Therapist

    Job Location US-PA-Washington
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 200 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


    Facility DescriptionAdvanced Surgical Hospital, Washington PA, is a 14-bed inpatient orthopaedic specialty physician owed acute care hospital.  Includes a 6,500 square foot Rehabilitation Department serving inpatient, outpatient physical and occupational therapy services.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Occupational Therapist and/or CHT (OT) is responsible for the evaluation, plan of care, treatment, re-evaluation, and discharge of high quality hand therapy / Occupational Therapy services delivered to the patient.  The OT will develop treatment plans in accordance with the OT license, supervise assistants (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, COTA), rehab techs, and contribute to case management (as needed).  The OT is also responsible for a constitutive and positive interaction with physicians, other facilities, and our clients.  


    Key Responsibilities:


    • Evaluate, treat, and direct treatment for patients needing OT; services which are deemed medically necessary by a physician.  
    • Thoroughly complete all necessary documentation (daily notes, charge tickets, communications to physicians, etc…) in a timely fashion that are easily read and understood in order to meet insurance and other guidelines. 
    • Perform all evaluations / re-evaluations, treatments in conjunction with the American Occupational Therapy Associations (AOTA) standards.  
    • The OT will demonstrate the ability to recognize how the injury / disability will affect the patient’s functional abilities. 
    • The OT will demonstrate the ability to recognize how the injury / disability will affect the patient’s ability to complete ADL’s independently.  
    • The OT will recommend adaptive equipment / techniques to the patient as needed and how the apply to the disability / injury.
    •  The OT will demonstrate strong verbal & written communication skills so as to deliver accurate directions to patients, caregivers, and other staff. 
    • The OT must positively demonstrate good working knowledge of orthopedic, neuromuscular, industrial and cumulative trauma disorders. 
    • The OT must have knowledge and experience with modalities such as Interferential current (IFC), Ultrasound, TENS, NMES, BTE, Hot / Cold packs, and other forms of superficial and thermal modalities. 
    • Fabricate custom hand splints / casts as prescribed by physician.  


    • Must be a graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy school as sanctioned by the AOTA
    • Must hold current certification with NBCOT
    • CHT-Must hold a Certification for Hand Therapy by HTCC.
    • Current CPR certification
    • Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • OT-1-2 years experience is preferred, new graduates with current Pa licensure are eligible.  CHT-Must meet eligibility requirements set by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTTC)

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