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Occupational Therapist Registry

Req #:  116248
Facility:  Eureka Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Eureka
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate Eureka Hospital has been serving and caring for the people of central Illinois for more than 110 years. A 25-bed, not-for-profit facility located in Eureka, Illinois, Eureka Hospital is part of faith-based Advocate Health Care, the largest fully integrated health care delivery system in Illinois. This critical access hospital has a medical staff of more than 100 physicians and offers a full suite of cardiac, surgical, and rehabilitation therapy services - just to name a few.

Occupational Therapist

Registry Hours (variable/no guarantee)

Advocate Eureka, Eureka IL


Position Requirements:
Masters degree in Occupational Therapy (or Bachelors degree for graduates prior to 2007)from an accredited school.
Maintains continuing education requirements as mandated by professional standards
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Recognizes needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
Basis computer skills required.

Licensed or Eligible for licensure as an Occupational Therapist to practice in Illinois

Required to work weekends on a rotation basis in the hospital setting. May also intermittently work late shifts depending on patient needs.

Lifts 50 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.
Must be able to perform duties associated with PM and R activities. Ability to lift very heavy weight requirements according to Department of Labor definitions.

Able to move/transport patients with the help of equipment and co~workers.
Must be mobile and able to maneuver throughout and between the Hospital and community.

Works in patient care areas with potential exposure to infectious disease, bloodborne pathogens, and disease through daily contact with patients. Frequent lifting of patients, weights, and equipment is required. Stooping, bending, and reaching to and from all levels are also frequently required. Adherence to established safety procedures and utilization of proper body mechanics minimizes these risks. May be required for flexible staffing to work and alternate between work areas and buildings whenever the staff needs dictate.

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. Serves as a clinical resource to staff, and assists the manager in the daily operations of the department as assigned.

Provision of Patient Care
Daily Operations
Discharge Planning
Patient / Family / Community Education
Patient Assessment

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: Peoria