Physical/Occupational Therapist - LAT/ATC Injury Elimination Specialist

Location: Lebanon, VA

Job Type: Part-time

Culture: People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused

OccuCare is seeking part-time PTs, OTs, or ATs who have experience or are interested in learning the fast-growing field of on-site injury prevention/injury elimination, therapy, and ergonomics. This is a fast paced and rewarding position in that you will see employees who have sustained work-related incidents within hours of that incident happening. You will be the primary source for eliminating that incident from becoming an injury and requiring further treatment.


The Injury Elimination Specialist will be an Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist responsible for providing services to OccuCare's early intervention customers. On-site services will be provided for local companies that have partnered with OccuCare for such services.

General Statement of Duties

Provides services working one-on-one with an employee to determine the status of a potential musculoskeletal injury, collaborating with the employee and associated manager on ergonomic improvements and risk mitigation strategies. The Injury Elimination Specialist will work within the OSHA First Aide Guidelines to minimize or eliminate the early signs and symptoms of work and at times, non-work related signs and symptoms.

Example of Work

The Injury Elimination Specialist is responsible for:

  • Working on-site at an employer
  • Typically Monday- Friday hours
  • May include one or multiple days on-site at each employer for 4-8 hours per day * Evaluating employee
  • Determine severity of symptoms
  • Document within OccuCare's early intervention software system
  • Report back to employer on severity and risk mitigation strategies. * Review Employee work space
  • Responsibilities may include an ergonomic analysis of work space. * Report back to employer weekly on status of all employees within program.
  • Travel – On occasion the Injury Elimination Specialist may be required to travel to perform services for employers in other markets/territories


The employee shall have:

  • Knowledge of general internet based technology or able to learn.
  • The ability to work interdependently and under deadlines
  • Ability to travel by car and airplane
  • Have the ability to understand industrial rehab concepts and programs
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to work with all levels of individuals with in an organization
  • The individual shall be flexible and detailed oriented
  • Individual shall have graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Athletic Training and have some experience associated with industrial rehabilitation

Essential Functions

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or control; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. Employee may be required to travel by automobile or airplane.

Application Question

Are you a licensed Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Athletic trainer?

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