Occupational Therapy Specialist
Company: UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Posted on: September 21, 2023
What 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 hospital offers specialized rehab programs
for people who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord
injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and many other
conditions. We create individualized plans of care that address
both intense rehab and acute medical needs. Our goal is to help
patients achieve their highest level of function and return home as
soon as possible. The UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a
partnership between UW Health, Unity Point-Meriter and Kindred
Why work at UW Health Rehab Hospital? - Be part of a team
recognized by -Newsweek -as one of America's Best Rehabilitation
Centers dedicated to patient hope, healing, and recovery.
Job Summary: The Occupational Therapist provides occupational
therapy evaluations, modalities and treatments as prescribed by a
licensed physician in an effort to restore function and prevent
disability following injury, disease or physical disability.
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 Certified Occupational Therapist
Assistants and Occupational Therapy Aides.
- May be assigned to orient staff and students and to assume the
duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of
- Assesses patients' needs; identifies and initiates appropriate
occupational therapy interventions; and works cooperatively with
other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for
professional occupational therapy practice and interdisciplinary
- Observes and evaluates treatment affect, accomplishment of
short and long term goals. Recommends change to physician, if
Performs an appropriate assessment on each patient and performs
reassessments, as per policy.
Performs accurate and timely FIM 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 or participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate
interventions to reduce pain; and makes appropriate physician
contact for intervention.
-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 and proficiency of occupational therapy
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 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
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
Assists with orientation and in-service training for certified
department staff members.Participates in guidance and educational
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.
Other duties as assigned.
- -Current License to practice in WI -as an Occupational
- Graduate from an approved school of Occupational
- Three (3) or more years of previous experience in all aspects
of occupational therapy preferred, but not required.
- Current CPR/BLS certification.
- Basic computer knowledge.
If you are a current Kindred/RehabCare employee
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