Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Summer Occupational Therapist - Flex Staff Department, Registry - 39042 in Chicago, Illinois

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Opportunities to work 20-40 hours/week are available during our busy summer months. Summer Therapists are eligible for a new hire bonus of $800- $3,500 if working 5, 10, or 15 full weeks (40 hour weeks & does not need to be consecutive weeks).

General Summaryn


Selects appropriate evaluation procedures and directs patient's participation in selected tasks to restore or maximize independence in daily living skills. Facilitates learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity. Participates in department's clinical education program.


Consistently demonstrates support of the SRAlab statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.


Demonstrates SRAlab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and SRAlab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.


Principal Responsibilities


1. Performs departmental responsibilities that support efficient delivery of patient care in a timely manner including acceptable attendance, punctuality for patient care and meetings; following Institute and Departmental policies and procedures related to dress code, patient care activities such as infection control and safety, computerized patient care documentation and other information systems; organizing, maintaining and upgrading departmental equipment and facilities. Contributes to departmental goal achievement activities.

2. Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills in performing all job tasks including displaying a positive interpersonal approach with patients, family members, visitors and co-workers; facilitating patient participation in the therapy process and collaborating with others and advocating for patients and family to achieve desirable outcomes; negotiating conflicts utilizing proper channels of communication; and utilizing constructive methods of managing stress.

3. Evaluates, assesses and plans treatment including orienting patient and significant others to purposes and processes of OT evaluation and treatment; selects and performs evaluations of impairments, disability and handicap appropriate to patient diagnosis, life roles, age development, functional status, medical condition, expected discharge environment and length of stay. Identifies areas in which abilities and impairments affect function; establishing long-and short term goals and a treatment plan of appropriate intensity and duration in conjunction with patient, family and other team members. Demonstrates a competency in understanding the growth and development of infant, child, adolescent and geriatric patients as measured by specific performance standards. Demonstrates the ability to interpret growth and development related information to assure patient needs are met. Seeks assistance and incorporates current references and other expert opinion into the above.

4. Implement treatment plans for a full caseload of rehabilitation patients utilizing individual and group treatment and various basic and advanced Occupational Therapy treatment approaches. Includes selecting appropriate treatment activities to achieve desired outcomes, providing these treatments in a competent manner, transferring and positioning patients to achieve optimal outcomes, modifying the treatment plan for optimal outcome, participating in patient care conference to coordinate treatment, educating patient and family. Utilizes current theory and practice concepts in implementing treatment. Assures that the work area and equipment is optimal for carrying out treatment plan.

5. Completes written documentation of all patient care activities in a timely manner following department protocols utilizing RICIS and appropriate manual report forms.

6. Develop professional skills by defining and completing appropriate Development plans, participating in continuing education and inservice offerings, using written resources to keep current with advancements in the field and seeks out resources with recognized expertise within and outside the Department and Institute to enhance quality of care.



7. May supervise affiliated OT students in the above.

8. May teach in Department and Education and Training courses.

9. May participate in department/program committees.

10. May participate in program development.

11. May use power tools.

12. Not be required to drive patients and instruct them in the use of public transportation.


Reporting Relationships


1. Reports to assigned Occupational Therapy Supervisor.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required


1. Current Illinois License to practice as an Occupational Therapist.

2. Work requires the level of knowledge normally acquired by completing a Bachelor's program in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or university.

3. Three to six months orientation on the job to become familiar with the I