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On-Call Occupational Therapist

Req #:  102977
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Weekends Only
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Bachelors degree in OT.
2~3 years of clinical experience.
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.
Current AOTA registration
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 occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.)
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.

Responsible for all principal accountabilities of Occupational Therapist
Participation in Rehab Services growth and operations.
Responsible for staying abreast of clinical and operational developments.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.
Participation in educational / mentoring activities with OT students, medical students, peers, Hospital staff and / or the community.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago