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Occupational Therapist (OT) - Outpatient

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St. Vincent's Medical Center


West Haven, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network is the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut. We provide rehabilitation services across the continuum - acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, sub-acute rehabilitation, homecare, outpatient centers, and in community settings such as senior centers, work sites, and schools and colleges.  We offer over 40 outpatient locations offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy, in specialties including orthopedics, neuroscience, oncology, women’s health, sports medicine, vestibular, and more.  We are known for our commitment to high quality, customer focused outcomes.


Hartford Healthcare St. Vincent’s Medical Center Rehabilitation is currently seeking an experienced general rehab and Lymphedema therapist to join the outpatient team in our new West Haven clinic.  This Occupational Therapist (OT) independently evaluates, formulates treatment strategies, delivers and/or delegates services that identify, restore and remediate - to maximize function in the areas of activities of daily living, leisure/recreation, and productivity/work. Addresses dysfunction in psychosocial skills, cognition, and sensorimotor components.  This position will also require some program development, physician relationship building and community marketing.  This therapist will interact with rehabilitation professionals throughout the HHC system of care to ensure that best practices are followed in the provision of care.  Experience in cancer care and multidisciplinary collaboration is highly valued.  Data will be analyzed and utilized to improve patient outcomes, and the clinician will partner with program managers to implement, enhance, and optimize clinical programs.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a diverse patient population in a dynamic team atmosphere with highly professional and experienced clinicians.

Position Specifics

Lymphedema specific responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate patient with lymphedema and create Plan of Care
  • Demonstrate competence in manual lymph drainage, multi-layer bandaging, compression garment selection and application
  • Provide patient and/or caregiver training for home program including MLD, bandaging as needed, application of compression garments, and skin care
  • Provide appropriate and safe exercise plan for patient with lymphedema, with modifications to functional ability

This position offers the potential for growth into a leadership position as the site and our network continue to grow!  It could also provide the opportunity to work in other HHCRN offices in the general area.


As one of the largest rehabilitation providers in the state, HHCRN offers a team-oriented structure, a comprehensive continuing education program, an excellent benefits package along with Special Interest Groups that assist with evidence based clinical knowledge, growth opportunities and support within the organization. 

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Extensive Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401K with excellent company match
  • Company paid short term and long term disability insurance
  • Continuing education and tuition reimbursement
  • Clinical specialty and senior clinician opportunities


We believe in high standards. These standards allow us to bring out the very best in our clients and our staff.



  • Graduate of Occupational Therapy Program from an accredited American Occupational Therapy Association school, BS degree or entry level master's degree.
  • Current CT Occupational Therapist License required.
  • Completion of a lymphedema certification program with a minimum of 135 hours of lymphedema specialized training with one instructor required.
  • LANA certification preferred.


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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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