Occupational Therapist, 30 hours per week, weekends, ICU, St. Luke's

Aurora Health Care - Milwaukee, WI

Full-time
How You'll Make a Difference:
Evaluates and executes appropriate treatment for patients within spectrum of care with emphasis on quality of care, continuity of services, and cost-effectiveness. Provides medically prescribed occupational therapy and establishes a plan of care for patients.

Interprets physician referrals and evaluates the patient's physical, perceptual, cognitive, social, and vocational abilities and their impact on the patient's activities of daily living.

Establishes a plan of care and implements individual treatment based on evaluation results, functional goals and by utilizing appropriate techniques. Provides and/or fabricates assistive devices and/or splints to enhance patient's functional independence. Monitors and evaluates outcomes and appropriately adjusts individualized treatment plan based on patient's response, and provides status updates to physicians. Identifies factors affecting patient's physical and psychosocial comfort and attends to these needs.

Plans for and completes patient discharge including providing written home programs, patient/family teaching, referral for community services, and ordering equipment.

Completes all required documentation including patient progress notes, team conference reports, discharge summaries, and records patient care and progress as well as daily statistics, billing, and scheduling. Applies insurance guidelines regarding authorization and number of visits.

Responsible for cleaning up after patient treatment, putting away equipment, and keeping area neat and orderly. Performs various manual techniques, patient positioning, transferring and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.

Demonstrates skill in use of modalities, exercise equipment and other devices that are available in area worked per department orientation checklist. Demonstrates knowledge of indications and contraindications of modalities and exercise.

Participates in performance improvement activities designed to identify and resolve problems affecting patient care outcomes and to improve quality of care. Manages assigned caseload, informing site leadership of coverage needs and ability to cover; assists with coverage, based on department needs and regional needs.

Pursues professional educational growth through participation in continuing education courses, department inservices, and reading professional literature. Orients new staff to clinical and department policies as requested. Participates in the evaluation process of co-workers by providing verbal or written feedback as requested.

What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, and

Occupational Therapist license issued by the state of Wisconsin.

Degrees

Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Required Functional Experience

No experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Intermediate computer skills.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Demonstrated organization, decision-making, and problem solving skills.

Scheduled Hours:
Weekend program: Saturday and Sunday 10 hour days 7:00-5:00. Day of the week for the remaining 10 hours negotiable. 60 total hours per 2 week payperid.

Department:
Sl Acute Pt Ot Sp

Location Address:
2900 W Oklahoma Ave

Milwaukee, WI

53215-4330

Milwaukee

At Aurora Health Care:
We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.

Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.