Occupational Therapist


Swain Community Hospital located in Bryson City which is North Carolina s gateway to Great Smoky Mountain National Park is hiring a full-time Occupational Therapist for outpatient and inpatient Swing Bed Unit. The Swing Bed Unit s rehabilitation staff treat clients with need for short term rehabilitation and include treatment diagnoses such as orthopedic surgery, neurological conditions, as well as other medical diagnoses. The position will also include being the Activities Coordinator for this unit. In our outpatient/ hand therapy settings, we pride ourselves with one-on-one client treatments focused on providing excellent patient care with a collaborative atmosphere that encourages sharing and mentorship. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality, individualized client care. Our client demographics include orthopedics and neurological conditions, with staff specialization in hand therapy. We have close proximity and strong relationships with our referring physicians. In our community, Western Carolina University, and Southwestern Community College s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program allow for multiple education opportunities. We are interested in growing our therapy staff and will accept applicants with experience and new graduates who are interested in joining our dynamic therapy team.


A. Position requires Occupational Therapy license in North Carolina and current NC Driver's License with MVR acceptable to Harris/Swain Hospitals s auto liability insurance carrierB. Experience: None required. One to two years experience in general hospital preferred. C. Other Qualifications: 1. Requires skills gained from successful completion of OT education plus basic supervisory and management skills and clinical competency in variety of areas. 2. BLS certification is required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Physically, the OT is required to assist in moving and lifting patients; to push/pull heavy objects (e. g. wheelchairs or stretchers); to stay on his/her feet for long periods; to bend and stoop; and to reach above shoulder height. Patients may vary in size from as little as 80 pounds to as large as 400 pounds and may be totally dependent in all aspects of daily living or relatively independent. There is limited exposure to infectious materials and diseases.

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