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Occupational Therapist II - PT Fitness Center

Req #:  224961
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.

Position Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Occupational Therapy (or Bachelors degree for graduates prior to 2007) from an accredited school.
  • Hold current IL licensure or obtain IL licensure within 90-days of hire.
  • CPR certified.
  • NBCOT Registration.
  • 2-3 yrs. clinical experience including 2 yrs. outpatient or 2 yrs. inpatient.
  • Evening hours may be  required.
  • Weekend and holiday work is required in some areas.
  • Meets the annual stroke education requirement of 8 hours/year, (for therapists working with adult stroke population) through in-services, journal club, grand rounds, self-study and other continuing education opportunities.
  • This position involves bending, lifting consistently at least 50 pounds, assisting patients, etc. which often requires physical strength, endurance and use of proper body mechanics. Set-up of certain equipment requires strength to tighten knobs, etc. Physical stamina during emergency situations may be required and often cannot be delegated,  i.e., assisting patients down stairs during re-education, performing CPR, etc.
  • 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 an Occupational Therapy treatment program for all patients with physical or physical/emotional disability that are referred to the Occupational Therapy section by a physician in order to maximize the patient’s functional abilities and minimize disability. Additional responsibilities include mentoring of new and developing staff and students, increased educational resource role in department, assisting in program development, and assisting OT III and Supervisor with administrative task as needed.


Evaluation and implementation of Occupational Therapy treatment programs for patients with multiple diagnoses, safely and effectively.  

Documentation of patient evaluation, progress and discharge. 

Coordination of activities with other Physical Medicine personnel.

Participation in educational / professional development activities.

Promotion of Occupational Therapy.

Provision of clinical education programs.

Implementation of Department Goals.  

Consultation with other personnel.

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.