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Occupational Therapist-Home Health-Oak Lawn Service Territory

Req #:  177596
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Therapy
City:  Chicago/Hyde Park
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate at Home offers comprehensive, quality home health and hospice care throughout metropolitan Chicago, surrounding counties and down to central IL.  As Illinois’ largest, privately held home health care and hospice provider, we have the means and opportunities to enhance your worklife quality.

Position Requirements:

Position will service the near southeast side of Chicagoland especially in areas of zips 60608, 60609, 60616, 60653, 60615, 60637

Full time

Licensed in the State of Illinois (or eligible for licensure)
Able to demonstrate compliance with state continuing education requirements.
1 year of clinical experience or demonstration of strong spectrum of clinical affiliation experience.

Has graduated from an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Basic knowledge of computer use (i.e. Microsoft Word, email access and use)
Ability to learn and use computer based scheduling and documentation system.
Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and through written reports, with strong documentation skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Good time management and self organization skills.
Proficient use of all home based therapy equipment and assistive/adaptive devices (balls, bands, weights, dressing aids, etc)
Licensed as Occupational Therapist in the State of Illinois

Extensive travel within geographical boundaries in all extremes of weather and on all types of roads including expressways. Must be able to provide/arrange own transportation to and from patients homes and branch office.
Requires adherence to scheduled days and hours of work based on commitment to patient/client and work load assigned.
Work environment includes patient or family homes, or assisted living facilities.
Requires full range of body motion including:
a. Bending, sitting and standing
b. Climbing stairs while carrying objects
c. Pulling, pushing, reaching, carrying and lifting (must be able to lift/carry at minimum 25 pounds)
d. Assisting and maintaining patient safety with all ADL activities, and transferring patients using standard pivot transfers or with use of transfer board or Hoyer lift
e. Providing treatment on standard beds in the home environment

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.

The purpose of this position is to help achieve the vision of Advocate Home Health Services by performing the duties of this position in a cost effective, results oriented and customer focused manner. This position is a critical component of the Unit team and as such meeting individual performance expectations and contribution to team performance goals is required.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy treatment programs established for the home care patient Facilitates the progression of the patient in their home toward optimal levels of self care.

Assuring and Improving Quality of Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality cost~effective care following Advocate's MVP of Stewardship.
Care and Service Coordination: Practices as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care following Advocate's MVP of Partnership.
Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care following the Advocate MVP of Excellence.
Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a restorative relationship throughout the healthcare continuum, following Advocate's MVP of Compassion
Business Development and Growth: Demonstrates behaviors that enhance productivity and an understanding of financial and economic conditions in the health care environment.
Patient Education: Demonstr


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