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OT, Certified Hand Therapist - Evanston Clinic

Location Evanston, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID 132387 Job Function Rehabilitation/Wellness Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $38.06+ per hour based on experience

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.


The Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, in consultation with the physician or by prescription, treats injured, ill, or disabled patients by planning and administering medically prescribed occupational therapy to develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence for the patient. This role also acts as the oversight coordinator for clinical trials.


  • Assesses the patient, reviews and interprets the patient’s medical evaluations and test results.
  • Evaluates patient’s physical functioning in activities of daily living, identifies desired functional outcomes/goals, and determines a therapeutic intervention plan.
  • Instructs, encourages and assists the patient in performing therapeutic physical activities, incorporates appropriate assistive and supportive devices.
  • Evaluates effects of treatment, observes and notes patient’s progress and response to therapy, recommends adjustments and modifications.
  • Provides patient, family, and caregiver education and instruction in home care programs.
  • Participates in home care planning, maintains ongoing communication, and completes discharge planning in collaboration with the health care team to assure continuation of therapeutic treatment.
  • Acts as the liaison between interdepartmental staff, management, and external agencies.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.




  • Occupational Therapist, Licensed (IL).
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) certification
  • Three (3)+ years’ experience in a relevant role.
  • CPR-BLS certification through American Heart Association (AHA)


Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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