Occupational Therapist OTR Hospitals in Milwaukee WI Resume Tammy Hansen by TammyHansen1

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									                                      Tammy Hansen
                                      Milwaukee, WI 53226
                                      Phone: 414-475-0472
                                      Thansen26@wi.rr.com
OBJECTIVE:
                I am a self-directed Registered Occupational Therapist. I have been in the field of OT
                for over 20 years. My diverse background includes; Milwaukee Department of Aging-
                Family care-Best Practice Team, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing facilities, home health,
                long term and regular hospitals, OSHA training, and outpatient therapy. My focus is on
                patient care and to promote functional independence. My goal is to provide patients
                with the best available care.

EXPERTISE AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
               I have been an integral part of: consulting with various Care Management Units,
               of the Department of Aging, Family Care CMO.
               Ordering DME
               Audit charts
               Training of staff in Occupational Therapy terms, equipment, ordering DME
               Writing and updating policies and procedures for the Family Care CMO
               Assisting in the process of care under management
               Assisting IDT teams in assessing and reviewing the need to initiate or continue
               therapies for members of Family Care
               In the field I have been: evaluating, developing and directing programming for
               individuals with strokes, head injury, dementia, Alzheimer disease, orthopedic
               surgeries and cardiac rehab. I have also participated in student supervision, providing
               staff education and training.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

               Premier Staffing Agency              March 2012-Present              Milwaukee, WI
               PRN OTR
               Skilled Nursing facilities and subacute rehab.
               Perform evaluations, notes and billing in Casamba and Smartnet computer programs.

               Heritage Staffing Consultants       September 2011-Present             Milwaukee, WI
               PRN OTR
               Various settings, sub acute and SNF.
               Work with traumatic brain injury patients.
               Perform evaluations, notes and billing in Smartnet and ROX computer programs.

               MJ Care - Lasata Care Center OTR January 2011-September 2011             Cedarburg, WI
               OTR
               Prepared billing and processed notes in the Casaba software program
               Supervised COTA
               Performed yearly and PRN screens
               scheduling
               Team conferences-with family, residents and I Team
               worked daily with social services to meet residents needs
               provided services in ALF and independent apartments
               training with staff for Functional Maintenance Programs to insure the best quality of life
               for patients
Milwaukee Department of Aging August 2009-July 2010                   Milwaukee, WI
Family Care CMO - Best Practice Team
Therapy Specialist
Responsibilities: monthly chart audits and reviews and visiting the CMUs,
training all CMU staff in any and all changes in any policies or procedures, being on call
 after 4:30 during weekdays and all day on weekends, being the resource and answering
 all questions Regarding DME, therapies, evaluation and treatment for family care
 members, assist teams in decision making regarding treatment and any equipment for
 members, review and update any of the CMO policies or procedures, writing policies
 and procedures for the CMO. Attend meetings with Lead Supervisors of care
 management units. Assist in interpreting CMO policies, procedures and guidelines for
 staff.

Heritage Staffing Consultants        January 2009-July 2010              Milwaukee, WI
PRN Occupational Therapist
Responsible for: computer billing, individual evaluation, paperwork and treatment.

Vesta Therapy                       March 2009-July 2010                Waukesha, WI
Occupational Therapist
Responsible for evaluating and treating patients in their home environment, contacting
doctors, completing required paperwork and billing and getting paperwork to the
owner.

Waukesha Health & Rehab Center December 2001-December 2008                     Waukesha, WI
Occupational Therapist
Staff Occupational Therapist, Social Service Liaison and developing appropriate
programming to meet the special needs of patients with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Responsible for: group and individual treatments for patients with neurological and
orthopedic injuries.
Education and training for staff and family members including: range of motion, use of
adaptive equipment, restorative programming, body mechanics, transfers, home
evaluations and discharge planning.
I interact daily with nursing staff, social services, physician assistants, doctors,
psychologist, billing dept.
Preparing insurance forms, Medicare A and B, Title 19, private insurances.

Kindred Hospital                      April 2005-February 2006             Greenfield, WI
Occupational Therapist
Long Term hospital with focus on various surgeries requiring intense wound
treatment including: Wound vacs, Tracheotomies and well as ventilator dependent
patients, bariatric treatments, traumatic brain injury and strokes. Goals were to
increase ability to care for self, ambulation and caregiver education

West Allis Memorial Hospital          April 2001-October 2001               West Allis, WI
Occupational Therapist for Day Rehabilitation Program
Evaluate and treat acute and chronic diagnoses-orthopedic, visual, neurological
Daily interaction with rehab staff including physicians, social workers, psychologists
Family and caregiver, training, monitor progress and adjust programming as needed
Assist acute care department
                  Beverly Rehabilitation Group May 2000-April 2001                         Kenosha, WI
                  Lead Therapist OTR

                  Responsible for day to day operation of the Rehabilitation Department
                  Relay information to regional supervisor via phone, fax and computer
                  Develop and implement programs to facilitate independence of self cares
                  Orient, train and supervise new staff
                  Procure materials needed for the department
                  Develop and direct groups specifically to patients with Alzheimer’s & dementia
                  Travel to other Beverly/Aegis facilities to assist with OT needs
EDUCATION:

      1998        Mount Mary College                                                     Milwaukee, WI
                  Bachelors of Science Occupational Therapy

                  After 12 years as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, I felt the need to
                  continue on with school to increase my level of knowledge and independence as an
                  OTR


      1986        Milwaukee Area Technical College                                       Milwaukee, WI
                  Associates Degree Occupational Therapy

                  After having the experience volunteering in the therapy department for many years I
                  decided that I wanted to work in the health field as a C.O.T.A


CERTIFICATIONS:
                  I have the State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing -
                  Occupational Therapist Registered Certification. I am also registered with the
                  National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.


KEYWORD SUMMARY:
             With my experience and flexibility, I am looking forward to continue my successful
             career in the Occupational Therapy field. I will continue to strive for best practices
             to be in place and work to meet the needs of the Occupational Therapy
             Department. I also take pride in enriching my patients’ lives, to help them succeed
             in being independent and confident.

								
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