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On-Call Occupational Therapist

Req #:  112554
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

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.

It’s More Than a Job, it’s a calling

 

ON-CALL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – PEDIATRIC THERAPIES

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • REGISTRY
  • Day/PM Shift - 2 or 3pm-6pm 1-2 days/week

 

Position Requirements:
Masters degree in Occupational Therapy (or Bachelors degree for graduates prior to 2007)from an accredited school.

Licensed in the State of Illinois or Eligible for licensure to practice in Illinois

CPR Certification BCLS
At least 2 years of experience
Maintains continuing education requirements as mandated by professional standards
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 lift very heavy weight requirements according to Department of Labor definitions.
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time.
Required to work weekends, early evening hours and/or Holidays as assigned, based on department needs.
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.

Purpose:
To provides Occupational therapy to pediatric patients/clients with a variety of developmental and medical diagnosis'. These services include assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation and communication.

Accountabilities:
Responsible for all principal accountabilities of Occupational Therapist II
Responsible for staying abreast of clinical and operational developments.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned

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