Careers in Health Care

OSF HealthCare is proud to provide employment opportunities for a wide range of health care careers. Below you will find a list of just some of the careers in health care that OSF offers.

Interested in joining the OSF team? Use the links provided to learn more about the responsibilities and educational requirements for each position.

  • Physician/Doctor
  • Responsibilities

    Assesses medical history, physiological, psychological and/or behavioral factors to determine the cause(s) of a disease or disorder. Develops a plan for treatment, administers specialized medical treatments and/or procedures.

    Educational Requirements

    Four year medical degree, two to five years of residency and possibly one to three years of fellowship, depending upon specialty.

  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Responsibilities

    Provides medical care for patients under the supervision of a physician. Checks routine laboratory tests, performs physical examinations and sometimes assists with surgery.

    Educational Requirements

    Master's Degree of Science with continuing medical education and recertification every six years. A state license is also required.

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Responsibilities

    Performs physical examinations, evaluates illnesses, provides educational counseling and helps physicians with other aspects of patient care.

    Educational Requirements

    Master's degree in nursing. A state license is also required.

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Responsibilities

    Administers on-site care including treatments and medications. Assesses patient data, formulates and implements a plan of care and evaluates its effectiveness.

    Educational Requirements

    Associate or bachelor's degree in nursing. A state license is also required.

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Responsibilities

    Works under the direction of a registered nurse to provide routine care for the physically ill or disabled.

    Educational Requirements

    CNA course at a community college, vocational school or nursing home. Certification or completion of one round of clinicals in a nursing program.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Responsibilities

    Skilled in theory, practice, and interpretation of diagnostic laboratory procedures, including hematology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, and immunohematology.

    Educational Requirements

    Scientist - Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science or related science.
    Technician - Associate's degree in clinical laboratory science.

    Certification as Medical Laboratory Technician or Medical Laboratory Scientist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

  • Physical Therapist
  • Responsibilities

    Provides rehabilitative care to patients with physical and functional limitations with interventions including: exercise, manual therapy, education, modalities and other methods.

    Educational Requirements

    Doctorate degree in physical therapy. A state license is also required.

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Responsibilities

    Helps physically and mentally disabled people overcome handicaps through creative, educational, and recreational activities. Works with other health professionals to set treatment goals.

    Educational Requirements

    Master’s degree in occupational therapy.

  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Responsibilities

    Administers respiratory therapy to patients. Works as part of cardiac and pulmonary emergency teams. Educations patients and assists in respiratory rehabilitation.

    Educational Requirements

    Associate's or bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy. Certification or registration may also be required.

  • Speech Pathologist
  • Responsibilities

    Tests for speech, language and voice disorders and provides a treatment program to restore or develop the patient's speech communication skills.

    Educational Requirements

    Master's degree in speech pathology. A state license is also required.

  • Clinical Dietician
  • Responsibilities

    Provides dietary instruction and planning for patients and monitors nutritional progress.

    Educational Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in nutrition or dietetics with a one-year internship or a master's degree. Registration with the American Dietetic Association is also required.

  • Social Work
  • Responsibilities

    Counsels patients and their families on the social and emotional needs of an illness. Helps patients understand and access hospital services and provides referral to community resources.

    Educational Requirements

    Master's degree in social work.

  • Surgical Technologist
  • Responsibilities

    Assists physicians and nurses in the operating room during treatments and procedures. Prepares and operates equipment needed in the care of the patient.

    Educational Requirements

    18 month to two year program in surgical technology. Certification is also required.

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Responsibilities

    Performs specialized diagnostic testing on patients using X-rays, sonograms, computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to obtain images for physicians.

    Educational Requirements

    Two year program in radiologic technology. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification and state certification is required.

  • Pharmacist
  • Responsibilities

    Prepares and dispenses medication and furnishes information on drugs to physicians, nurses and patients.

    Educational Requirements

    Doctorate in pharmacy. A state license is also required.

  • Information Management
  • Responsibilities

    Enters data and organizes and reviews patients' medical records. Assigns codes for statistical and insurance reimbursements and handles release of medical information.

    Educational Requirements

    Associate's or bachelor's degree in health information management.

  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Responsibilities

    Provides clerical and patient care support activities at the direction of the physician in an office. Rooms patients, takes vital signs and medical history.

    Educational Requirements

    Completion of a medical office assistant or certified medical assistant program from an accredited school.

Provides rehabilitative care to patients with physical and functional limitations with interventions including: exercise, manual therapy, education, modalities, and other methods.