Occupational Therapist FT -Days in Chicago, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 1/13/2023

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Job Description

Weiss Memorial Hospital has been serving Chicago’s North Side and surrounding communities providing excellent health care services for over 60 years. We have grown to better serve our community to include more than 450 doctors representing 42 medical specialties and more than 800 employees, all committed to providing you with personalized care. We are looking for exceptional people who share our mission and values to join our team!



***Acute care / Inpatient Rehab Unit***



Provides occupational therapy services appropriate to patients’ needs, utilizing necessary resources to ensure optimal patient care in all areas of patient care at Weiss (acute care, inpatient rehab unit, outpatient therapy clinic, geriatric psych unit). 


1.       Graduation from an accredited occupational therapy school with Bachelor’s or entry-level Master’s degree or verification by the AOTA of equivalent training in another country

2.       Current occupational therapy license in State of Illinois

3.       CPR certification

4.       Basic English language competence for verbal and written communication in English language

5.       Effective interpersonal skills            


Exercised:  Oversees patient care delegated to rehab technician and/or COTA.  Supervises occupational therapy students

 Received: Reports to the Director, Rehab Program.  May receive orientation, coaching and mentoring from Occupational Therapist, Sr. and department Lead Therapist.


Communicates effectively through frequent verbal and written interactions, including phone calls, with patients, visitors and/or department personnel and other departments, employees and/or medical staff.  Establishes therapeutic relationship with patients / families, interdisciplinary team members and external contacts.  

Adjusts patient interaction and/or treatment to match each patient’s age-specific developmental, educational, or other related needs.

JOB DUTIES (* denotes “essential function”)

1.       Demonstrates the WMH Customer Service Values, which are key in providing quality service to patients and customers. *

2.       Demonstrates proficient skill in evaluating, interpreting, planning, educating and implementing age-appropriate and functional occupational therapy treatment, including but not limited to diagnostic procedures to assess nerve, muscle, joint integrity and to treatments utilizing modalities, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, ADL training/use of adaptive equipment, community re-integration, visual-perceptual/sensory integration, splinting/orthotics, and/or wound care interventions.*

3.       Establishes and revises treatment plan based on physician orders, patient/caregiver input, evaluation results and patient progress.*

4.       Ensures treatment outcomes meet program standards and reimbursement criteria and facilitate optimal discharge planning.*

5.       Independently performs all duties required to maintain and complete patient records in a timely manner.* 

6.       Communicates effectively with patients, caregivers, other team members to coordinate treatment plans.*

7.       Maintains confidentiality of patient records and information.*

8.       Actively pursues professional development and educational opportunities to expand clinical expertise.*

9.       Attends all mandatory and relevant in-services and meetings.*

10.    Assists with orienting students and new team members.

11.    Participates in program development projects.

12.    Serves as a resource person for other staff members, sharing professional knowledge/expertise with others.

13.    Manages patient caseload and daily operations efficiently.*

14.    Ensures safety of patients, caregivers, and co-workers by adherence to health and safety guidelines.*

Weiss Memorial Hospital provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, State or local laws.