PT, Assistant Director of Therapy

As a high school senior, Nita Cesarz knew she wanted to work in the medical field, but she also wanted a career that offered a flexible work schedule to accommodate an eventual family. An early acceptance into the physical therapy program at Marquette University paved the way to ideal work/life balance for this Arlington Heights mother of three.

When her kids were young, Nita worked as a part-time therapist, but now that two children are in high school, she took on new responsibilities as the assistant director of therapy at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights.

“One thing that Transitional Care offers is opportunity,” says Nita. “They’ve encouraged me to take classes and develop my confidence, so I could further advance my career and grow professionally.”

Nita’s responsibilities range from staffing and scheduling, to helping with case management and documentation, to serving as a clinical resource to the therapy team. In addition, she oversees therapy outcomes for patients who are a part of various hospitals’ post-acute networks.

Nita likes the fact that Transitional Care works exclusively with patients who require short-term rehabilitation. “Our dedicated focus is helping guests become as independent as possible, so they can go home as soon as possible.” She adds, “Seeing people progress quickly is very fulfilling work.”

Although her work responsibilities have increased, Nita’s commute couldn’t be easier – she lives just blocks away from the Transitional Care center. Working close to home allows her to spend more time with family and practice yoga regularly at a local studio, no doubt a helpful influence on her calm demeanor.

As a local, Nita encourages neighbors to consider a career at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights, which is currently hiring part-time (PRN) Occupational Therapists. Learn more about the therapy program at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights or to apply for an open position.