Occupational Therapist - Clinician (Ortho and Hands)
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Wisconsin

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Posting Summary

Under the direction of the team supervisor/manager, the Clinician Occupational Therapist provides Occupational Therapy services. Patient/client evaluation, consultation, and treatment are conducted using broad guidelines, requiring a high degree of independence and innovation in decision-making.

Involving other health care team members is essential. The Clinician practices in collaboration with other members of the health care team and demonstrates respectful interactions with patients/clients, colleagues, and others. Practice incorporates and emphasizes education to patients, clients, families, and others.

Therapy is provided to patients/clients in various age groups. See Addendum for specifics.

Coverage to other areas within the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is provided as necessary based on patient/client demands. (This does not apply to Home Health.) Occasional work is required on weekends and holidays.

The Clinician manages technical, environmental, and financial resources effectively. The Clinician also is 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. General supervision and direction will be provided. Consultation with other staff is expected regularly.

The Clinician works with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including (but are not limited to) team members, staff and physicians inside and outside the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, patients, families, vendors, and insurance representatives.

As a requirement of the position, the Clinician has regular access to and knowledge of the confidential medical history of patients/clients in their care. Documentation is required and is in accordance with professional and regulatory guidelines.

Qualifications

1. Graduate of an accredited, entry-level degree program (Baccalaureate or higher) in Occupational Therapy is required.
2. Minimum of six months of professional experience is required.
3. Licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Wisconsin is required.
4. Certification in Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillator is required.
5. Familiarity with a variety of equipment, including computer software, is required.
6. Organization, time management, flexibility, and positive attitude are crucial to successful performance.
7. Physical Requirements: Medium - Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Pay

This is a Represented position and falls into Pay Grade 6OT. The salary range begins at $28.12 per hour. Education, experience, tenure and internal equity may be taken into consideration when job offers are extended.

Work Schedule

60%, Monday thru Friday, schedule will vary depending on clinic needs between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. Holiday rotation required.

Staffing Team

Contact Amy Langenohl for more information at ALangenohl@uwhealth.org or at 608-265-8897.

Who We Are...

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 566 bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Frequently cited in publications listing the nation's best health care providers, UW Hospital and Clinics is recognized as a national leader in fields such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation.

UW Hospital and Clinics offers:
-More than 900 active medical staff and more than 80 outpatient clinics.
-Six intensive care units (trauma and life support, pediatric, cardiac, cardiothoracic, burn, neurosurgery) with 83 total beds .
-Nine satellite locations .
-One of only two organizations in Wisconsin with designated level One Adult and Pediatric trauma centers.

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