Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Specialty Therapist

Rochester, NY


General Purpose :

Aids patients to correct and/or adjust to upper extremity disabilities by selecting, adapting and using appropriate physical/occupational therapy procedures, following physician’s orders, or operating independently under New York State direct access statute. Participates in the University’s teaching program. May work with and give supervision to the Hand Rehabilitation resident..

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates the patients’ functional upper extremity abilities and disabilities by tests, observations and information provided by family members, physician, nursing staff and others.

  • Plans a program of patient treatment related to upper extremity diagnoses diagnosis, prognosis, emotional needs or problems, patient’s environment, etc. working from physician’s order.

  • Instructs and counsel patients and family in the use of equipment and techniques. Evaluates home facilities and suggests need adaptations and resources in preparation for patient discharge.

  • Recommends, obtains and instructs on the use of adaptive and assistive devices. Ensures appropriate safety practices and maintenance of equipment.

  • Determines types and frequencies of therapies. Provides treatments using a variety of procedures and therapies. Recommends modifications of program as needed to physician.

  • Assists in directing, guiding and evaluating clinical experience of medical and paramedical students assigned to unit, including affiliate physical/occupational therapy students.

  • Maintains required patient and department records.

  • Keeps abreast of issues and changes in the field by reading and attending professional meetings and seminars.

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors, Master’s, or Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy required

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree preferred

  • Completed relevant clinical education in a comparable setting

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Advanced knowledge of Physical/Occupational Practice required

  • Licensed in New York State required

  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) preferred

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 75,650 - $ 98,342 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 051
Schedule: 7AM-7PM