Recreational Therapist in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 12/30/2022

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Why Us

For over 100 years, West Suburban Medical Center has supported generations of families in the Oak Park and surrounding areas. Our kind, caring hospital staff have a passion to heal and make a difference in our community. We understand that our employees are the heart of our facility. If you are looking for a family atmosphere, a company committed to professional growth and a culture that embraces our five core values of Quality. Innovation. Service. Integrity. Transparency.

We offer a competitive benefits package including competitive salary, 401(k) savings plan, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time-off program, Tuition reimbursement, etc.


Provides individual or group therapy services appropriate to patients and department needs, utilizing necessary resources to ensure optimal patient care.


  • Completes Therapy Assessments as ordered in order to assess the behavioral and cognitive function of the patients.*
  • Administer and interpret appropriate screening tools to obtain a quick measure of global cognitive processing capacities, learning potential, and performance abilities and to detect unrecognized or suspected problems related to functional cognition.*
  • Participates in the development of the Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan by identifying goals and interventions to decrease symptoms and assist the patient to improve or maintain his cognitive and/or functioning level.*
  • Makes recommendations on the use of assistive devices and adaptations in the environment to meet the patient’s needs.*
  • Plan and conduct individual and group activies.*
  • Provides feedback to the physicians and the treatment team on the patient’s progress in attaining treatment goals.*
  • In collaboration with the Social Worker, participates in discharge planning and aftercare to enhance the patient’s function level.*
  • Provide support to caregivers and family through patient and family teaching and enhancing their coping skills. *
  • Serves as a resource for other staff members, sharing professional knowledge and clinical expertise.*


• Graduation from an accredited recreational therapy school with Bachelors or entry-level Master's degree

• Current recreational therapy license in State of Illinois

• CPR certification

• Basic English language competence for verbal and written communication in English language

• Effective interpersonal skills

West Suburban Medical Center and Pipeline Health Network 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.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training