Occ Therapist- Marianjoy, Casual, Days
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Wheaton, IL 60187
This is a casual/ on-call OT position with a
minimum of 192 hours/year broken out as follows:
96 weekend hours (24 per quarter rotation or 1 day per month)
2 holidays per year (1 summer and 1 winter)
80 misc hours (these can be weekdays, extra weekends, extra holidays or any combo)
The Occupational Therapist provides safe and effective occupational therapy services including the evaluation of functional performance ability of persons impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or developmental disability and/or the aging process. The Occupational Therapist analyzes, selects and applies goal directed interventions for the treatment or prevention of these impairments/functional limitations to achieve maximum independence. The Occupational Therapist has the ultimate responsibility for the provision of services including the supervision of occupational therapy support personnel. Assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients and provides occupational therapy evaluations, modalities and treatments in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality of patient care. Selects, administers and adapts the content of patient evaluations according to the OT evaluation protocol and AOTA Standards of Practice. Interprets evaluations results to identify patient strengths, impairments and functional limitations. Establishes functional, objective and measurable goals in accordance with the patient s level of function, age, length of stay and discharge disposition. Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of those patients being treated by occupational therapist assistants and students. Reevaluates the patient, continually, and modifies or discontinues the plan accordingly. Appropriately selects, applies, and modifies treatment interventions to insure achievement of treatment goals and provides patient/family teaching. Terminates service when maximum benefit is achieved, completes a comprehensive discharge and limitations, and goa attainment. Collaborates with Occupational Therapy Assistants as per state practice act guidelines. Makes appropriate and judicious use of doubled, group/and or joint treatment sessions. Maintains productivity level of direct care. Maintains treatment area, equipment and supply inventory. Schedules and prioritizes workload. Communicates effectively with patients and caregivers at levels appropriate to their age, cognitive status and language abilities and informs them of necessary information related to diagnosis, functional level and potential outcomes. Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professionals. Documents, on an ongoing basis, services provided, responses to services, and changes in status relative to the plan of care. Instructs patients and family regarding functional activities, home programs, and equipment use. Participates in the fieldwork education process by establishing a supportive environment while supervising OT/OTA students
- Bachelor s degree in Occupational Therapy
- OTR/License (IL Occupational Therapy License)
- Current AHA BLS Provider certification
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.
Employer’s Job# 0059955
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