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Associate Occupational Therapist - Upper Extrem Rehab

Job ID: 97030 Date posted: July 26, 2019

  • SRS Murphy Canyon
  • Upper Extrem Rehab
  • Occupational Therapy Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Part-Time



The Associate Occupational Therapist evaluates, plans, directs and administers occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician.  Performs evaluations on patients with various disabilities, conditions, injuries, etc.  Designs and implements efficient and effective treatment plans.  Assists patients in reaching their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.  Supports department programs in its pursuit to provide the Sharp Experience with a commitment to zero defects and zero harm. Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities.

Upper Extremity Rehab staff sees a wide variety of Upper Extremity diagnoses and enjoy excellent physician/therapist work environment.  Department consists of 15 employees, 4 PSR's assisting with limited back office tasks and 11 Occupational Therapists, 6 of whom are CHT and 3 Lymphedema Therapists.  We have sites in Rancho Bernardo, Chula Vista, Downtown and La Mesa, as well as the main site in Serra Mesa.

Sharp Rees-Stealy offers a variety of comprehensive rehabilitation services at outpatient clinics throughout San Diego County.  The Sharp Rees-Stealy Rehabilitation Team strives to provide comprehensive, efficient, cost-effective and convenient care.  Our emphasis is on individual treatment and patient education for a healthy return to activities with an understanding of injury prevention.  Our licensed therapists, national board certified and support staff focuses on the needs of each patient.  Our care providers are skilled in many areas including manual therapy, ergonomics and splinting.

With over 500 primary care and specialty care physicians providing care at 22 facilities throughout the region, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group is one of the largest, most comprehensive medical groups in San Diego County, and is recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction and clinical care.  For patient convenience and improved coordination of care, Sharp Rees-Stealy offers services in laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optical and urgent care within each medical center or nearby.


This position is located at Sharp Rees-Stealy at both our Rancho Bernardo and Murphy Canyon Medical Centers in the Community of Serra Mesa, San Diego County. 

8-hour shifts; Part-time (.5) to work variable Day Shift hours between 7:00 am - 6:30 pm; no weekends 
Required Skills and Qualifications 
  • Graduate of accredited school of Occupational Therapy
  • Current CA Occupational Therapist license
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association
  • Competence in the area upper extremity conditions, hand therapy and splinting techniques.
  • Ability to establish effective rapport/communication with patients, staff and physicians
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • One to two years of experience in hand therapy or attendance in continuing education courses in the field of hand therapy and/or upper extremity rehabilitation
  • AOTA, ASHT and/or OTAC membership

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.


Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Keywords: Associate Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist, hand therapy


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