Occupational Therapist PRN
Company: ProHealth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin
Posted on: January 15, 2022
The Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin (RHOW) is a
state-of-the-art, 40-bed Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Hospital
that is dedicated to restoring lives. We are a result of the joint
venture/partnership between ProHealth Care and Kindred Healthcare
to meet the growing rehabilitation needs of the region.
RHOW specializes in treating patients with many diagnoses,
including, but not limited to, stroke, brain injury, amputation,
neurological and cardiac disorders. In 2016, RHOW has received
Joint Commission Disease Specific Specialization in Stroke and
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 needed
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
Current CPR/BLS certification.
Keywords: ProHealth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee , Occupational Therapist PRN, Healthcare , Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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