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Clin Specialist-Occup Therapy

Req #:  177462
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.8

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

***Together we make healthy happen***



  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL
  • Part time - 0.8 (32 hours/week)
  • Day/PM Shift - 2 evenings expected until 7 p.m.
  • ***Certification in Hand Therapy or Certification Eligible Required***


Position Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited AOTA approved Occupational Therapy program
AOTA Certification Examination for Registered Occupational Therapist
Certification in Hand Therapy or Certification Eligible
Illinois Licensed or Licensed eligible

CPR certification
Specialized area/skill noted by advanced certification and/or 200 hours of continuing education in specific topic.
7 years of practice
Basic keyboarding skills

May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
Direct contact with body fluids
Pushing, pulling, lifting, transferring patients. Ability to perform heavy lifting (lifting 50~100 pounds occcasionally and/or 25 to 50 pouinds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pouinds constantly.)
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time
Services provided on weekends and holidays and during early evening hours
Off and on campus locations.
This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 08/01/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

To assess, plan, and implement medically prescribed occupational therapy treatment programs to both inpatients and outpatients of Good Shepherd Hospital and/or offsite centers in order to maximize the patient's functional abilities and minimize disability. Advanced specialization/certification in an area of specialty with 7~10 plus years of experience needed. Additional responsibilities include staff mentoring and development in area of specialty, advanced educational activities both in hospital and in the community, student fieldwork preceptor and program development, program development, goal planning, marketing, and assisting the Manager/Coordinator with defined administrative responsibilities as needed.

Responsible for all clinical accountabilities of an Occupational Therapist
Assists with marketing and promotion of Occupational Therapy to internal customers and the community as opportunities are available.
Provision of clinical education programs.
Communicate information/observations to appropriate personnel.
Participation in departmental administrative processes, ongoing process improvement, quality assurance and safety programs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated i.e. understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging prior experience with various age groups is preferred. Requires use of universal precautions as appropriate.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago