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Occup Therapist-Registry

Req #:  203641
Facility:  Trinity Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Chicago/Southeast
Posting Budget Status:  Weekends Only
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate Trinity Hospital has a rich and robust history, having served the health care needs of the communities, individuals and families in the southeast side of Chicago for more than 110 years, beginning in 1895 as South Chicago Hospital.   In 1995, Trinity Hospital, part of the Evangelical Health Systems (EHS) merged with Lutheran General Health System to become the present day Advocate Trinity Hospital which is a 193 licensed-bed facility with approximately 300 physicians representing 50 specialties.  This includes advanced heart attack care, expanded Cardiovascular Services, primary stroke care center, oncology/infusion center, Level II special care nursery and an array of surgical specialties not found in most community hospitals.  Trinity earned Joint Commission accreditation, received HealthGrades® recognition with five star ratings for pulmonary and stroke care; also highest rating for total hip replacement surgery and was awarded the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMDSM) Circle of Distinction Award.   Trinity's nearly 1,000 employees, make the hospital one of the area's largest employers.

Position Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program
  • BS in Occupational Therapy
  • Current Occupational Therapy License
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills required
  • Demonstrate, strong leadership, and assessment team building skills
  • Ability to work weekends.
  • Must be flexible in staffing needs due to census and acuity of patients.
  • Work hours vary according to unit needs.
  • Heavy Lifting: Lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.
  • 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 variances age group is preferred.
  • 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 develop a plan of care for each assigned patient in collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel and for the implementation, coordination, evaluation and delivery of that
care, consistent with the primary care philosophy

Customer Satisfaction: Participates in customer satisfaction within the department and hospital.
Quality: Provision of quality care to patients. Contributes to the design and implementation of improved processes to achieve quality and superior patient care and service.
People Growth: Establishment and achievement of self~development objectives and continued advancement of the department.
Organizational Climate: Participates in an environment within the department that supports management philosophy. Trinity Hospital strategic plans and Advocate Healthcare strategies.
Innovation: Contributes to the department and hospital innovation efforts to maximize excellence and build respect for services.
Productivity: Participates in implementing improvements to practice productivity.
Economics: Contributes to cost containment and business growth initiatives of the department.

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.