Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility on Chicago's West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for adults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed and accredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.
Our therapists see patients through the entire continuum of care, from acute inpatient admissions at Mount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We also have a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides both therapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.
Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized care plan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatment gyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winning therapeutic rooftop garden.
GENERAL SUMMARY/BASIC PURPOSE OF JOB:
Performs all duties of a Staff Therapist: Evaluates and treats patients in chosen sub-specialty; documents and charges for services appropriately; serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team across the continuum of care.
Develops training, orientation, and competencies for designated sub-specialty area; provides supervision and oversight of therapy staff for specialty area.
Demonstrates commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Values of Sinai Health System as well as to the profession of Occupational Therapy.
Reports To: Rehabilitation Services Manager Provides Supervision To: OccupationalTherapists, Occupational Therapy Students, Rehab Aides/Techs
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
Selects appropriate evaluation tool to assess patient’s abilities and areas of impairment related to functional limitations.
Develops goals and treatment plans based upon a comprehensive therapy assessment and evaluation. Takes into account the goals of the patient, family, and/or caregiver as well as rehabilitation prognosis. Adjusts goals and treatment plans as necessary to meet patients’ changing needs.
Provides effective, skilled, evidence-based therapeutic interventions through individual and/or group therapy to address identified deficit areas including psychosocial, cognitive, developmental, perceptual, sensory, motor, and activities of daily living.
Participates in discharge planning, including making appropriate discharge recommendations, and may include but are not limited to; educating patient, family, and/or caregiver, providing a home program, arranging equipment needs and recommending follow-up care.
Completes documentation in a manner meeting departmental, hospital, and regulatory standards for initial evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, daily documentation, and other documents as needed. Documentation supports charges billed, demonstrates skilled interventions, and identifies necessity for skilled therapy.
Demonstrates effective time management skills and meets departmental standards (e.g. productivity, chart reviews, completion of documentation).
Communicates effectively with team members, staff, other health care professionals, patients, families, and caregivers to achieve optimum care for patients, to facilitate team interactions, and to positively represent the department and hospital.
Stays current on relevant practice areas (all settings). Seen as primary resource for discipline of Occupational Therapy.
Makes recommendations for best practice; strives for consistent practice throughout Sinai Health System.
Develops and updates Occupational Therapist new employee orientation manual and discipline-specific competencies. Provide input to Clinical Specialist as needed. Assists with orientation of new staff.
Provides clinical support and guidance to staff therapists. Mentors new and rotating staff in areas not covered by Clinical Specialists.
Acts as role model by exhibiting workplace behaviors for staff therapists to emulate.
Completes staff Performance Reviews; coordinates with Clinical Specialists for rotating staff. Provides meaningful and objective feedback with measurable goals.
Represents area of discipline in hospital initiatives and committees.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Degree in Occupational Therapy from AOTA-accredited school or equivalent.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE: 2 - 3 years as an Occupational Therapist in an outpatient setting with strong Ortho experience. Demonstrates leadership abilities as shown by participation in committee, departmental initiatives, or equivalent
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Goal-oriented with desire to grow professionally. Commitment to the profession of Occupational Therapy.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS: Current valid licensure as an Occupational Therapist by the state of Illinois.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility onChicago’s West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs foradults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed andaccredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.Our therapists see patients through the entire continuum o...f care, from acute inpatient admissions atMount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We alsohave a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides boththerapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitiveand psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized careplan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatmentgyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winningtherapeutic roof top garden.