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at MercyHealth

Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary,On Call
Job Reference #: 10799

Job Description

Janesville, WI

Pool (PRN) FTE .0001

Work Hours: 8-430



Evaluates patients in the outpatient setting and develops an occupational therapy treatment plan for patients suffering from injuries, neurological conditions, developmental delays, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone disease; to restore function and prevent disability by performing the following duties:


Reviews Physician's referral, patient's condition and medical records to determine occupational therapy treatment required. Obtains history and subjective components of the evaluation.

Measures patient's range-of-joint motion, grip/pinch strength, sensation, coordination, muscle strength to assist with the evaluation.

Completes evaluations and treatment addressing ADL activities, functional, strength, and cognitive deficits.

Completes an assessment of patient's current status, develops goals and a treatment plan with recommendations.

Plans and implements therapeutic programs and activities designed to restore, reinforce, and enhance task performances, diminish or correct pathology, and to promote and maintain health and self-sufficiency.

Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities and daily living activities.

Recommends, designs and adapts equipment for the working and living environment.

Fabricates splints and other assistant devices.

Completes wound evaluation, treatment and management.

Assists in instructing patient and family in home programs as well as care and use of adaptive equipment.

Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, mobilization of tissue and joints, heat, water, and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hot and cold packs.

Confers with members of occupational therapy staff and other health team members, individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs.

Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

Records treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer.

Performs complete, thorough, and timely electronic documentation.

Confers with Physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate occupational therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care.

Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, technicians, and students.

Participates in the development of community education or promotional program in the rehabilitation field annually.

Assists in the development of new services or programs.

Strengths in care delivery as evidenced by peer review feedback; consistently demonstrates advanced evaluation and treatment techniques.

Participates actively in the PI and CQI process.

Acts as a Clinical Instructor for OTR and COTA students.

Participates in cost savings initiatives in the department.


Child, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :

Quality - Follows policies and procedures.; Adapts to changes in the environment.; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.; Applies feedback to improve performance.

Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance.; Meets commitments.; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement.; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values.; Exhibits objectivity and openess to other's views.; Gives and welcomes feedback.; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.; Generates suggestions for improving work.

Cost - Conserves organization resources.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies

writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.

Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.


BS or BA from an accredited program in Occupational Therapy

Completion of internship as required by program


Certified/Licensed in Wisconsin, Illinois, or both if required

Registered by NBCOT or eligible for certification and registration

CPR certification


Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring)

Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check

Must be able to follow written and oral instructions


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Occupational Exposure is Category A


Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties.


Patients, families, physicians, and other hospital and clinic personnel.


The Special Physical Demands of this position are considered Essential Job Duties with our without accommodation.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, walk, and stand. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.


Some independent judgment is required, but alternatives are limited by standard practices or procedures.


Provides supervision for COTA within the guidelines of state licensing and regulations.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of PHS, HBO, ChartView Database software and Microsoft Word Processing software.


Attend staff meetings, in-services, and continuing education seminars.

Must be able to travel and rotate to other clinic locations as needed.