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Occupational Therapist II

Req #:  107142
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Bachelors degree in OT.
2~3 years of clinical experience.

Position is part time in Acute Care Therapy Department.  Prior experience in Acute Care Setting is preferred
Experience with student supervision.
Advanced continuing education.
Experience in providing inservices to peers.
Core Stroke Team requires 8hrs annual Stroke Education. Good communication skills.
Independence in providing advanced level of clinical skills and expertise.
Illinois state licensure
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
Direct contact with chemicals and body fluids
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time.
Pushing, pulling, lifting, and transferring patients. Ability to perform heavy lifting (lifting 50 to 100 pounds frequently and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently)
Ambulating with patients over a variety of surfaces with and without assistive devices
Weekends, holidays and early evening hours
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 provide advanced Occupational Therapy skills/experience to patients/clients with physical disabilities. These services include assessment, treatment , program planning and implementation, related documentation and communication. Emphasis in teaching/mentoring and assumes major project or committee responsibilities.

Accountabilities:
Responsible for all principal accountabilities of a Occupational Therapist I
Participation in Rehab Services growth and operations.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.
Participation in educational and mentoring activites with Occupational Therapy students, medical students, peers, hospital staff and/or the community.
 

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