Occupational Therapist - Home Health and Hospice



City
Eau Claire
State
Wisconsin
Telecommute
No
Department
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Why Mayo Clinic
This position is in Home Health and Hospice, with responsibilities to evaluate and provide appropriate care in patient's home. There will be some travel within a selected area.
Position description
Responsible for the evaluation, planning, directing and administering of occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The Occupational Therapist coordinates delegates and/or supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (Home Health Aide, Personal Care Worker), participates in operational aspects of the department, and performance improvement activities within the department. Also provides input in formulating budget and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensures that patient charges are accurate and submitted on a timely basis. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training and organizational safety and fire safety programs.
Qualifications
1-3 years of previous experience in all aspects of Occupational Therapy required. Able to meet synching requirement by obtaining the appropriate supported high speed internet access at home or the ability to obtain upon hire. Accommodations will be made for individuals who are unable to obtain. Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Knowledge of physical medicine, occupational therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology. Strong written and verbal skills. Basic computer skills and experience with other technological devices (i.e. cell phone, etc.). Team-building skills. Strong organizational skills. Self-motivated/independent. Ability to exercise independent judgment. Practical and constructive decision-making and problem solving skills. Able and willing to work with all populations served. Able and willing to drive in all weather conditions and cover service area.
Additional qualifications
Acute Care experience preferred. Previous occupational therapy and home health experience preferred.
License or certification
Current state of Wisconsin Occupational Therapy license required. Satisfactorily passed the National Registration Examination. Current BLS certification. Valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and acceptable driving record as defined by pol
Exemption status
Exempt
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $1736.96.
Benefits eligible
Yes
Schedule
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
64
Schedule details
Monday through Friday 8 to 5. Primary job responsibilities with be in home health and hospice, but coverage throughout the region will also be needed.
Weekend schedule
Weekend rotation may be required.
Site description
Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Eau Claire was ranked #4 on the list of “Americas best towns” (Outside Magazine, 2015) The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 10 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2015-2016).
Category
Other Patient Care
Career profile
Rehabilitation
Job posting number
129819BR
Recruiter
Casondra Johnson
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).