OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST I - JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL

Location
Health and Hospital Systems, Chicago, IL
Salary
STARTING SALARY: $34.682
Posted
Aug 29, 2017
Closes
Sep 22, 2017
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00120810

LOCATION: JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL
SHIFT: 8AM- 4PM

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Physical Therapy, the Occupational Therapist I (OTI) will provide the following services: evaluation and screening of patients who have been referred for evaluation and treatment; plans, organizes specialized treatments, treatment of complex patients with multiple diagnoses in the outpatient and inpatient divisions and supervision and training of staff and students as delegated. The OTI will have excellent written, verbal, and non­verbal communication skills with patients; patient's care givers, other healthcare professionals, students, and other professional affiliates.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college, university, or foreign equivalent as recognized by the State of Illinois for Occupational Therapy (OT) Licensure or degree confirmation

  • Current Illinois Occupational Therapist License (Must provide proof at time of interview)

  • Must be certified as an Occupational Therapist with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (Must provide proof at time of interview)

  • Must have a current CPR certification (Must provide proof at time of interview)

  • KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of current principles and practice of occupational therapy

  • Possesses the knowledge of and recognizes the unique behaviors and needs of a variety of patient age groups (Neonate/Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric)

  • Ability to prepare precise technical records and reports

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals

  • Ability to physically assist with lifting and moving (i.e., transfers, gait training, bed mobility) persons of widely varying sizes and abilities repeatedly throughout the day

  • Ability to work with patients with cognitive and behavioral disorders

  • Ability to integrate knowledge into evaluation, care planning and treatment that incorporates age-appropriate responses to the physical and psychosocial needs of each patient

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient related materials in compliance with HIPAA requirements

  • VETERANS PREFERENCE
  • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

  • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”

  • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable

  • When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service

    To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
    OR

    A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
    If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference

    VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

    BENEFITS PACKAGE

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  • Basic Term Life Insurance

  • Pension Plan

  • Deferred Compensation Program

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

  • For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

    MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.




    *Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

    *Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.

    *CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.

    COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

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