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Occup Therapist-Registry

Req #:  139702
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department,  a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

***Together, We Make Healthy Happen***



  • Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin, Illinois
  • Registry
  • Day Shift - minimum requirement of working 2 weekend shifts per month and one holiday/year in the inpatient setting; candidate must be available for 2-3 weekday shifts to orient to the rehabilitation department during onboarding process to be set up for success.
  • ***Candidate must have experience in the acute care hospital setting including in critical care***

Position Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy or above from an accredited school

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
CPR certification
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Competent in a variety of diagnostic and treatment techniques
Recognizes needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated

May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
Direct contact with body fluids
Pushing, pulling, lifting, and transferring patients
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time
May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
(Full time/part time staff coming on board at Advocate Sherman Hospital have the minimum requirement of working one weekend shift per month and one holiday per year in the inpatient setting. Associates hired specifically for the outpatient setting must be available to work until 7:00 p.m. two evenings per week in adjunct to the inpatient rehab requirement aforementioned).

Provides direct occupational therapy services to patients of all ages who are referred to the department. Selects appropriate evaluation procedures and develops individualized treatment programs to restore or maximize each patient's functional skills.

Provision of Patient Care
Patient Assessment
Daily Operations

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: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago