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Occupational Therapist 0.8FTE

Chartwell Wisconsin
Job Description
Chartwell Wisconsin has been in business since 1994 and is an affiliate of UW Health. Chartwell Wisconsin services patients throughout the state of Wisconsin, as well as portion of Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. Chartwell offers competitive wages, flexible scheduling, great benefits, a casual dress environment, and the ability to work with an outstanding team.

Position Summary
The Occupational Therapist provides patient/client evaluation, consultation, and treatment using broad guidelines, requiring a high degree of independence and innovation in decision-making.  Involving other health care team members is essential in this position.  The Occupational Therapist practices in collaboration with other members of the health care team and demonstrates respectful interactions with patients/clients, colleagues, and others.  The Occupational Therapist is also responsible for the supervision of clinical support staff.  Problems encountered are of a moderate level of difficulty and can usually be solved by referring to program resources, subject matter experts, and/or management.  The Occupational Therapist works with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including team members, physicians, patients, families, vendors, and insurance representatives.  


Position Responsibilities
  • Evaluates and re-evaluates patients/clients using knowledge of the principles and methods of patient/client assessment and on-going reassessment to develop and modify effective assessments and treatment plans.
  • Based on assessment and on-going reassessment, develops a treatment plan by selecting and modifying appropriate interventions.
  • Uses available resources, including patient outcomes and past experiences, to guide patient/client assessment.
  • Administers tests and measures accurately, following standardized criteria if applicable.  Modifies tests and measures based on patient/client needs.
  • Recognizes and incorporates precautions and contraindications for treatment.
  • Identifies impairments and their influence on patient/client performance.
  • Makes accurate predictions about patient/client outcomes.
  • With the patient/client and/or the patient/client’s family input, establishes goals that reflect anticipated outcomes.
  • In adherence to the profession’s Code of Ethics, uses ethical reasoning to make decisions based on objective principles and values.
  • Provides treatment interventions to patients/clients that are safe, timely, effective, efficient, patient-centered, and equitable, in compliance with organizational policies and procedures. 
  • Practices competently in accordance with professional practice standards and expectations.
  • Demonstrates effective visual, tactile, and auditory skills to aid with patient/client assessment/reassessment and intervention.
  • Provides effective therapeutic interventions that are patient centered.
  • Identifies and provides appropriate strategies to educate patients so that environmental constraints, learning barriers, and cultural factors are addressed effectively.
  • Facilitates patient/client responsibility for self-care.
  • Progresses treatment interventions effectively.
  • Delegates treatment to appropriate clinical staff and provides necessary supervision.
  • Advocates on behalf of patients to appropriate individuals and is aware of common patient needs for similar patient populations.
  • Identifies cultural factors that may impact treatment and plan of care and identifies appropriate resources to meet cultural needs and maximize patient outcomes.
  • Works cooperatively with co-workers demonstrating respect, trust, and support.


Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy is required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • One year prior clinical experience required.
  • One year home health therapy experience preferred.
  • Must possess licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Certification in Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillator is required within 3 months of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license and current auto insurance required.
  • Organization, time management, flexibility, and positive attitude are crucial to successful performance.

Benefits
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flex spending
  • Paid time off


To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume to: chartwell@chartwellwisc.com
 
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