Senior Occupational Therapist - TBI Innovation Center - Part Time
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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By joining our team, you'll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.

Job Description Summary
The Senior Occupational Therapist is committed to excellence in the profession of Occupational Therapy, demonstrated by clinical expertise and contributions to the organization. A Senior Occupational Therapist implements evidenced based care at the department level, to promote optimal patient outcomes.
The Senior Occupational Therapist consistently demonstrates support of the SRALab statement of Mission and Vision 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 organization.
The Senior Occupational Therapist excels in the SRALab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and SRALab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Job Description

The Senior Occupational Therapist:

  • In addition to performing all of the responsibilities of an Occupational Therapist;
  • Contributes to the production and dissemination of evidence-based practice at the organizational, state, or national level. These may include
  • Completion of evidence based review of interventions or outcome measures.
  • Creation and/or implementation of practice guidelines.
  • Standardization of outcome measure collection/interpretation.
  • Implementation of new practice standards at the department level.
  • Performs internal professional presentations and reinforces practice priorities within the organization.
  • Provides professional and/or clinical mentoring related to practice and documentation, for staff and students, driven by the needs of the organization.
  • Contributes to performance management evaluations of staff occupational therapists.
  • Participates in professional organizations, such as
  • Participates in state, national, or local meetings.
  • Holds an office, board member, special interest group participant.
  • Disseminates information or knowledge at the department or organizational level.

Reporting Relationships
  • Reports directly to assigned Clinical Manager or Therapy Manager.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Graduated from an accredited program with current license to practice.
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience required; at least 5 years clinical experience preferred.
  • Maintains a clinical role of at least 0.4 FTE; and at least 0.5 FTE overall in the organization.
  • Outstanding communication skills, with demonstrated ability to partner with physicians, patients and families in providing therapy and exchanging patient progress/condition information and to assign duties and orient/train subordinate professional, technical and support personnel.
  • Proven in-depth conceptual knowledge in occupational therapy.
  • Ability to solve complex problems, demonstrating excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Proven commitment to the profession of occupational therapy.
  • Confidently and efficiently predicts outcomes beyond a single episode of care and considers the long-term needs of the patient.
  • Takes initiative to identify learning needs and resources. Follows through and shares information with peers in a timely manner.
  • Transfers skills and knowledge confidently into unfamiliar situations and efficiently identifies new learning needs.
  • Through the readings of scientific literature is able to identify current issues and trends in practice.
  • Demonstrates involvement in activities that contribute to the improvement of the unit/department/profession.
  • Instills confidence in colleagues.
  • Identifies systems or practice issues and potential solutions as part of professional role.
  • Ability to transfer and position patients.

Working Conditions
  • Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
  • Some exposure to infectious diseases when working with patients.
  • May include exposure to community, home, work, school and off-site clinic settings.
  • May includes Saturday and Sunday rotation work.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Equal Employment Opportunity

ShirleyRyan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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