Occupational Therapist OTR Hospitals in Milwaukee WI Resume Tammy Hansen
Tammy Hansen is a self-directed Registered Occupational Therapist. She has been in the field of OT for over 20 years. Her 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.
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.