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Occupational Therapist-Home Health-South city/suburbs

Req #:  204942
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Therapy
City:  Oak Lawn
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 Highlights:


Therapists working with Advocate at Home enjoy having their own enterprise with a backing of a reputable, stable, and values driven organization.  As part of a dynamic clinical team within Advocate’s vast integrated health care organization, home health offers the therapist the opportunity to work independently to assess and address the mobility, safety, communication and equipment needs of our patients.  As case managers, our therapists are able to establish strong relationships with patients and families and consult with physicians and other health care providers as necessary.


What you will need:


  • Licensed in the State of Illinois (or eligible for licensure).
  • Completed 1 year of clinical experience or demonstration of strong spectrum of clinical affiliation experience.
  • Graduated from an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association and current OT license in Illinois.
  • Ability to work independently in non-acute setting, patient homes
  • Communicates professionally both verbally and through written reports, with strong documentation skills, along with good interpersonal skills. Demonstrates good time management and self-organization skills.

What you will do:

  • Demonstrates proficient use of all home based therapy equipment and assistive/adaptive devices (balls, bands, weights, dressing aids, adaptive devices, etc.).
  •  Providing treatment on standard beds in the home environment, Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates occupational therapy treatment programs established for the home care patient, as well as facilitates the progression of the patient in their home toward optimal levels of self-care.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy treatment programs established for the home care patient Facilitate 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: Formulates an integrated approach to care following Advocate's MVP of Partnership.
  • Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers 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 productivity and an understanding of financial and economic conditions in the health care environment.
  • Patient Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meet the learning needs of patients and their families.













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.