Occupational Therapist

Community Physical Therapy – Des Plaines, IL

Community Physical Therapy is the leading therapy provider for the Alden homes and we are looking for additional OT PRN coverage throughout the week and weekends. Great pay, flexible hours, great team to work with. Rehab Optima a plus. SNF exp a must.


Join our growing family! Community Physical is devoted exclusively to the delivery of home care services which expanded to include outpatient services and skilled nursing facility staffing and management services. Throughout this growth period, CPT has remained focused on maintaining a practice that creates values for employees so as to leverage the best possible knowledge possible.


Besides our culture, we offer a 401(k) Retirement Savings Program. Historically a match up to 3%.


Community Physical Therapy is a unique rehabilitation company to work at. Our president and management team are all therapists and understand how vital therapy services are in promoting wellness, restoring function and improving the over-all health / quality of life of each patient we have the honor to provide services to.

We are an evidence-based, client-focused practice offering every patient high quality care. CPT employs physical, occupational and speech therapists, nurse navigators as well as fitness trainers and wellness coaches to enhance their practice. Whether it is our specialty accreditations, achievement awards, or quality accolades, you will find that we provide a positive, caring and patient-focused environment to work in. Our operating practices and core values create a positive culture and guide our journey to excellence. Working within such a supportive system allows our staff to use their talents to the fullest. We continually focus on positively enhancing our professional staff through company sponsored CE?s both in-house and in collaboration with ACP for best practice modality use. Our culture utilizes the Deming Method of management. And since we believe that each person is unique, with their own concerns and goals, CPT mentors and employs the OPN Communication Method. This communication method enhances the clinician?s understanding of what is important to the patient while enabling the patient to direct their care in collaboration with the healthcare team. We are sure that you will find working for CPT along with other dynamic health professionals that share your passion for providing excellence in delivering rehabilitation services will provide you with the positive work experience.


  • Adhere to the policies and procedures for the provision of therapy services in accordance with the goals of CPT and Facility

  • Be courteous to all patients and respectful of them, their environment and their culture

  • Provide quality therapy services at every patient contact, including assessment, intervention, program planning and implementation, discharge planning and related documentation and communication

  • Prioritize and maintain a work schedule that is appropriate for the facility and in accordance with your employment with CPT

  • Assist the CPT management staff in maintaining a positive, productive, and beneficial working relationship with the Facility staff


    Maintain the standards for rehabilitation services

  • Screen patients to determine the need for intervention

  • Evaluate patients by applying functional ability tests

  • Interpret evaluation findings

  • Treat patients to relieve pain and develop or restore function to achieve maximum performance

  • Develop, document and implement an intervention plan including goals and methods to achieve stated goals

  • Adapt activities, environment, tools and materials according to the needs of the patient

  • Monitor patient response to intervention and re-evaluate and modify the treatment plan and goals as needed per the policy of the facility

  • Complete all required paperwork on a timely basis per the policies of Facility/CPT

  • Communicate and collaborate with other team members regarding the care of clients receiving therapy services

  • Plan for patient s discharge when maximum benefits have been met, prepare discharge summary and recommend any follow-up services per facility policy

  • Supervise the occupational therapist assistant, occupational therapist student as appropriate

  • Provide in-service education to rehab staff when requested

  • Attend in-service education when provided to rehab staff

  • Maintain a neat and well-organized therapy department

  • Provide other job-related tasks and duties as assigned

  • Perform administrative duties necessary for the day-to-day operations of the rehab department

  • Identify all new rehab admissions and verify insurance coverage in order to determine appropriateness for direct therapy services

  • Communicate upcoming patient discharges with Facility staff as required

  • Attend appropriate care plan meetings when requested

  • Provide complete and correct billing summaries as required

  • Develop a good rapport with the patient, patient s family members and third party payers and others involved in the total management of the patient

  • Communicate weekly updates and discharge planning information to HMO case managers, social services and therapies for involved residents when required

  • Provide the patient and family or caregiver with needed information or instructions in the patient s total occupational therapy program, role of OT, and benefits of therapy

  • Explain all treatment procedures in understandable terms to the patient and family and address any concerns they may have

  • Maintain communication between therapy department, Facility staff and CPT

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