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Occupational Therapist II

Job ID: 98142 Date posted: September 20, 2019

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Lymphedema Program
  • Occupational Therapy Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Part-Time



As a Lymphedema Occupational Therapist, you will work closely with the Cancer Center at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion to evaluate newly diagnosed patients, prior to any intervention, and then follow them during their post treatment.  You will treat patients undergoing therapy – teaching them the skills necessary to manage their conditions independently and help them get back to the activities they enjoy with the greatest degree of health possible.  As a highly respected Lymphedema Therapist, you will join a well-established program and with a patient population, that includes upper extremity, lower extremity, head and neck lymphedema.  In addition, participate in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities.

The lymphedema program provides a comprehensive approach to caring for patients with both primary and secondary lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency and post-operative trauma or swelling caused by injury, infection, insect bites and radiation.  Our program also treats individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia, arthritis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center with a special designation for the rehabilitation of patients with brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and general rehabilitation designations.

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds.  Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, this hospital offers the latest in medical technology.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.



This position is located at Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Department in the community of Serra Mesa in San Diego County

8 hour shifts; Part-time (.8) position to work variable Day Shift hours; weekends as needed
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Graduate of an approved professional school or graduate of an accredited college or university with a certificate in Occupational Therapy
  • Current California State Occupational Therapist Licensure
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Two or more years of recent experience in all aspects of Occupational Therapy
Preferred Skills and Qualifications 
  • One year experience and training in the evaluation and management of lymphedema
  • Certification in Lymphedema

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: Occupational Therapist, OTR, OT, Lymphedema Therapist, Lymphedema, Lymphedema OT, Lymphedema jobs


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