We specialize in pediatric rehabilitation and consider you and your child important members of our care team. No one knows your child better than you, which is why we will call on your expertise to help strengthen our plan of care. As a valued member of our team, you’ll meet with us for weekly conferences to celebrate accomplishments, discuss new goals and address concerns.
Our experts are focused on the well-being of patients and their families. Your rehab care team will include:
Case Manager: A case manager guides you and your child along this journey. The case manager is a registered nurse with a specialty in rehabilitation. The case manager’s role is to relieve some of the burden placed upon you as a caregiver, helping in everything from addressing medical care referrals to communicating with your insurance provider about necessary medical services after discharge.
Physiatrist: The pediatric physiatrist is a physician with specialized training and certification in rehabilitation medicine. The physiatrist manages medical problems and prescribes treatment, tests and medication, as appropriate. The physiatrist visits patients or caregivers daily, consults with other team members regularly, attends weekly care conferences and provides 24-hour coverage for urgent medical concerns.
Nurses: Rehabilitation nurses provide 24-hour care. They encourage children and their parents to practice skills learned in therapy. The rehabilitation nurse teaches parents and patients how to provide the day-to-day nursing care to be successful with continued care your child will when they leave the hospital.
Neuropsychologist: The neuropsychologist assesses the child’s functioning in the areas of thinking, behavior and adjustment. The neuropsychologist uses this information to help parents understand their child’s injury, helps the rehab team design treatment strategies, and counsels family members and children in reestablishing roles and lifestyles.
Social Worker: The social worker provides a range of social services both in and out of the hospital. They help parents understand their child’s condition, prepare them for weekly team conferences, arrange for therapies after discharge, and identify community and financial resources.
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP): The speech-language pathologist evaluates and treats children for speech, language, thinking and swallowing disorders. They work with you and your child to find a meaningful way to communicate and interact. They also work closely with respiratory therapists to improve breathing function.
Occupational Therapist (OT): The occupational therapists work with children and youth, their families, and caregivers to promote participation in activities that are meaningful to the patient. For children and youth, occupations are activities that enable them to learn and develop life skills. Occupational therapy services incorporate physical movement, thinking and learning new ways to complete tasks that maximize function in self-care such as dressing or bathing, play or leisure activities.
Palliative Care: Our palliative care providers are specialized in working with patients and their families living with a serious illness. Palliative care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness, with the goal to improve quality of life for both the child and the family.
Physical Therapist (PT): The physical therapist helps children regain their ability to move following an injury or illness. This is done by evaluating a child's strength, sensation, motor control, balance and developmental mobility. The physical therapist uses play or other age appropriate approaches to improve movement skills and ensure that a child can safely move about their home environment following discharge. The PT may also recommend splints, mobility equipment and a specialized home exercise program.
Recreational Therapist (RT): The recreational therapist uses games and activities that are mentally challenging and physically active, helping children adjust to hospitalization while providing brain and social stimulation. The recreational therapist helps with the patient’s transition back into the community taking your child into real world situations while assessing safety and supervision needs. The recreational therapist also provides information regarding community recreational resources.
Child Life Specialist: The child life specialist assists with reducing stress and anxiety by providing play and social activities, as well as providing emotional support and education to children and their siblings regarding hospitalization, illness and injury in terms they understand.
Respiratory Therapist: The respiratory therapist manages the mechanical ventilator and provides breathing treatments as ordered by the physician.
Hospital school program: The school program at Randall Children's Hospital is provided by Multnomah Education Service District and serves students during their inpatient rehab. The hospital teacher provides teaching appropriate to your child's needs, evaluates current educational needs, and acts as a connection between the rehabilitation team and your child’s school program. The program serves all students in public, private and home school programs, grades K-12, or ages 5 (by September 1st of the current school year) to 21. Adolescents with a high school diploma or GED are not eligible.
Art Therapist: The art therapist offers individual and family sessions to help patients ages 5 to 18 explore, process and cope with illness/injury and being in the hospital through creative self-expression. Support for siblings and consultations for caregivers/families are also available.
Music Therapist: We partner with Children’s Cancer Association’s MyMusicRx program to provide music for patients ages 5 to 18 helping them cope with physical and emotional trauma and is often part of the pain management treatment plan for patients in rehab.
Chaplin: The chaplain provides spiritual support and counseling to the patient and family. The chaplain can also serve as the contact with the family’s minister, priest or rabbi.
Dietitian: The dietitian evaluates the patient’s nutritional needs and makes recommendations accordingly. The dietitian can assist in identifying other foods choices.
- Located on the 8th floor of Randall Children’s Hospital.
- Families and visitors enter through the main Randall Children’s hospital entrance. Please check in with security.
- Park in Structure 4, across from Randall Children’s entrance.
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