Occupational Therapist
Department Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift Days
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details

This position is for outpatient pediatrics.  This is a .8 FTE position = 64 hours every two weeks.

An Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats individuals with disabilities, injuries and disease using appropriate modalities and treatment techniques according to Wisconsin OT Standards of Practice. Works collaboratively with multidisciplinary team in the areas of education and consultation regarding patient care needs, in accordance with the vision and mission of Gundersen Health System.

Job Responsibilities
  • Works with patient and family members utilizing evaluations and treatment techniques specific diagnostic categories and/or functional impairment. Provide individualized intervention and education utilizing task analysis based on identified learning needs of the patient to ensure optimal patient care.

  • Responsible for completing documentation within established department standards to enhance effective patient care and proper reimbursement.

  • Complies with department competency list.

  • Interact and practice in collaboration with a variety of professionals and health care consumers. Communicate value of Occupational Therapy Services.

  • Participates in departmental and multidisciplinary review of process, treatment or systems issues for Quality Improvement initiatives.

  • Pursues relevant educational opportunities to maintain or enhance professional knowledge and meet departmental needs.

  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as assigned.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required Bachelor's degree in  Occupational Therapy or a health related field 

    Work Experience:
    Required No experience required. 
    Desired 1 year experience in related field
    Required Ability to...
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development
    General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Occupational Therapist - Wisconsin (OT)  
    Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes and 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 25-50
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Occupational Therapist

    Equal Opportunity Employer