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Physical Therapist

Tracking Code

2019-1914

Description

Responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive care to patients of all ages through the proper utilization of evaluation, planning and implementation of a treatment plan in accordance with established standards, policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. Responsible for staff development and advancing the level of clinical expertise within the department. 

Required Skills

  • Consistently and thoroughly evaluates patients with differing diagnoses and devises an individualized, comprehensive plan of care based on facts and best practice.
  • Recommends and performs treatment as ordered by referring physician.
  • Educates about disease process, equipment use, and rehabilitation techniques, as appropriate.
  • Actively researches and develops new services and/or continuously suggests improvements to existing.
  • Engages in at least one activity yearly which promotes individualized professional development.
  • Provide aquatic therapy for those patients who it is indicated.
  • Determination for discharge is according to written criteria.
  • Maintain state of art clinical expertise in areas of responsibilities by attending continuing education courses and in-services.
  • Supervises and guides PTA and other personnel as required for patient care.
  • Participates in QA, research and other projects as requested.
  • Represents the hospital service line in hospital and community education programs.
  • Demonstrates support for and participates as requested in accomplishing MHS, departmental and team goals and objectives.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested. 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Required Experience

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Current Illinois Licensure as Physical Therapist or eligible for licensure.
  • Healthcare Provider or Instructor BLS certification required within 30 days of hire.

Experience:

  • 2 years experience in Physical Therapy preferred.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to show respect for patient rights by considering their cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values.

Knowledge of proper procedure for all physical therapy evaluation procedures, modalities, including age-specific, precautions and contra-indications.

Position Type

Part-Time

Shift

Day

Job Location

Lincoln, Illinois
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