DescriptionWhat makes UW Health Rehab Hospital a great place to
work?---- Our--PEOPLE, of course!
We answer the call because we have a fundamental need to help
people. In return, we get to work in an environment with leaders
who strive to optimize job effectiveness, assure positive
experiences and job satisfaction.
Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team,
where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together
to form individualized care plans for our patients. Opportunities
through our continuing education programs, apprenticeship programs,
and tuition reimbursement programs, not only allow for continual
career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our
employees and developing future healthcare leaders.
UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital--is a free-standing, 50-bed acute
inpatient rehabilitation facility located on the east side of
Madison, Wisconsin.---Our rehabilitation hospital opened in
September 2015 and offers specialized programs for people who have
experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations,
complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring
inpatient rehabilitative services. Our goal is to help patients
achieve their highest level of recovery with a goal of returning
home as soon as able. The UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a
partnership between UW Health, Unity Point Meriter and Kindred
The Physical Therapist (PT) assumes responsibility and
accountability for a designated group of patients and provides
physical therapy evaluations, modalities, and treatments in
accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and
procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.
Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of
functioning while learning to live within the limits of their
Assumes responsibility and
accountability for the care of those patients being treated by
Physical Therapist Assistants and Therapy techs. May be assigned to
orient staff and students and assume the duties and
responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of that
Assesses patients' needs; identifies and initiates appropriate
physical therapy interventions; works cooperatively with other
patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional
physical therapy practice and interdisciplinary teamwork.
Observes and evaluates treatment affect, accomplishment of short
and long term goals. Recommends change to physician, if needed.
Performs an appropriate assessment on each patient and performs
reassessments, as per policy. Performs accurate and timely QI
scoring. The population is adult and geriatric patients requiring
an adult medical rehabilitation program and services.
Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of
function of participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate
interventions to reduce pain; makes appropriate physician contact
Formulates and updates patient specific plan of care for physical
Reports patient progress and barriers to discharge in each patient
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of
medical/health care errors.
Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and
evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in
teaching, as appropriate. Performs appropriate documentation.
Demonstrates knowledge, competency and proficiency of physical
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and
religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains
department cleanliness and safety.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves
patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, and
Participates in patient/family conferences and team
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and to function
under stressful situations.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department
and with other departments.
Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in
patient care and performance improvement activities.
Meets current documentation standards and policies. Documents goals
on the Interdisciplinary Care Plan on admission of the patient and
provides updates regularly.
Participates in educational staff performance improvement
in-services. Assists with orientation and in-service training for
certified department staff members. Participates in guidance and
Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely
Participates in infection control, departmental equipment training,
and organizational safety and fire safety programs.
Current licensure as a Physical
Therapist in the state of WI.
Inpatient rehab experience preferred.
Current BLS/CPR Card.