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Occupational Therapist- Certified Hand Therapist, Part-Time, Days

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID 58989 Job Function Rehabilitation/Wellness Shift Day Job (1st) Pay rates are dependent upon experience. The minimum starting hourly rate for this position is 34.28 Apply Now
At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


** This isPart-Time position at 24hrs a week located at Lake Forest Hospital. The hours are 830a-5p, M, Wed, Th. Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) required for the position. **

The Occupational 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, 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.
  • Zero (0) to two (2) 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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