Occupational Therapist Acute

Centegra Health System Mc Henry, IL


Evaluates, plans, supervises, educates, and implements clinical services delivered to patients having physical disability resulting from medical, orthopaedic, neurologic or functional diagnoses. May provide care in varying environments, adapting practice to individual situations.


Primary population served is young, middle adult and older adult. Secondary population served is pediatric and adolescent.


Evaluates patient and plans individualized treatment program based on diagnoses. Treatment plan to include short and long term goals, designed to return patient to optimal level of functional ability.

Implements treatment plan based upon assessment. Directs patient in functional activities, therapeutic exercises, use of assistive and adaptive equipment, activities of daily living and instructs patient and/or family in the treatment plan and/or home program.

Communicates with health care team members through documentation of patient charts, and attendance at meetings. Gathers data, records, reports and updates information as needed. Shares pertinent information with patients family members and/or caretakers.

Reports changes in patient's status as needed.

Directs and supervises the activities of assistants, students, support staff, and volunteers to ensure optimal patient care.

Assists supervisor with requisitioning supplies and equipment, maintaining equipment, and other administrative duties as assigned.

Demonstrates the knowledge and the skills necessary to provide the care appropriate to the age/needs of the patients served.

Maintains professional competency as appropriate and pursues ongoing learning through attendance at departmental and system in-services, workshops and conferences/seminars. Actively participates in organizational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Participates in departmental Performance Improvement Program, gathers data and implements action plans that lead to improving patient care and/or processes.

Provides care needed as described in the unit's/department's policies and procedures, as well as in the clinical competency checklist for the position and patient age groups served. Maintains appropriate documentation.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, and adjusts interventions when appropriate based on this knowledge.

Is knowledgeable about the patient's cultural, psychosocial, ethnic and religious needs and adjusts interventions when appropriate based on this knowledge.

Demonstrates knowledge regarding pain assessment and management and adjusts interventions when appropriate based on this knowledge.

Maintains a professional and courteous manner and provides care/ communication in a manner consistent with customer satisfaction and service excellence strategies.

Provides patient/family education as appropriate.

Performs case management/discharge planning and physician coordination appropriate to care provided.

Attends team/unit meetings and conferences as appropriate to facilitate coordinated care and communication.

Demonstrates knowledge of reimbursement criteria as necessary and modifies interventions as appropriate.

Participates on various interdisciplinary system teams as appropriate.

Assesses patient situations identifying possible signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect and intervenes appropriately.

This position integrates the CHS Values into each of the responsibilities of this job and daily communication with our customers and co-workers. Demonstrates consistent compliance with CHS Code of Conduct, Mission, Vision and Values.

This position adheres to and is responsible for the safety standards of Centegra Health System including the completion of the mandatory organizational safety standards on an annual basis.

This position actively maintains confidentiality for our patients and their families as outlined in the CHS Patient Confidentiality Policy and shows the same level of respect for every Associate with in CHS.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelors or Masters in Occupational Therapy - required

Illinois State Licensure Occupational Therapy - required

CPR required or obtained upon hire

New graduate acceptable

Drivers license with automobile insurance - required for Home Health

Physical ability to perform functional requirements as detailed


Occupational Therapy Certification - required

Membership in AOTA - preferred

2-5 years position related experience - preferred