POSITION SUMMARY: Plans, evaluates, directs and administers occupational therapy treatment for patients and residents within the scope of licensure.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Conducts occupational therapy evaluations.
- Interprets findings of evaluations.
- Develops prognosis and plan of care.
- Selects and administers appropriate interventions.
- Documents according to accepted standards.
- Provides supervision of assistants and rehab department support staff.
- Conducts discharge planning.
- Bills for services rendered.
- Participates in operational aspects of rehab department.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy program.
- Current Wisconsin license as an Occupational Therapist.
- Current American Heart Association BLS or American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Certification. Non-certified employees must attain certification within 60 days of employment in position.
- Valid Wisconsin Drivers' License and proof of insurability required if driving.
- Reports directly to the Rehab Services Director and Supervisor.
- Works closely with all other rehab staff.
- Extensive contact with patients, residents, caregivers and family members.
- Frequent contact with physicians, nursing staff and community support agencies.
- Regular contact with health information personnel.
- Occasional contact with environmental services and purchasing personnel, vendors, general public, civic organization, insurance carriers and patients' employers.
- Work is performed largely in a pleasant hospital, nursing home or home environment with minimal chance for personal injury.
- Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and vibration.
- Occasionally has exposure to hazardous material and exposure to blood and body fluids.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Frequent travel required.
- Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.
- Occasionally required to sit or climb.
- Required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
- Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of department supplies and equipment.
- Occasionally may need to move patients and/or equipment of more than 100 pounds.
- Requires specific vision abilities for far vision, near vision, depth perception, colors, accommodation and peripheral vision.
- Vision correctable to 20/40.
Acknowledgement: This job description/evaluation describes the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by the department manager or administration. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.