Physical Therapist - PMR 1051 Rand Rd. AH
Company: Northwest Community Healthcare
Location: Arlington Heights
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Shift: Full time, Days
Reporting to the Rehab Services Manager or Rehabilitation
Supervisor with accountability to the Director and Team, performs
evaluations, treatment planning, goal setting and develops and
implements individual Physical Therapy programs designed to improve
and maximize patient mobility and independent functioning within
their physical limitations.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess,
treat, and care for patients in assigned area. Implements
assessment/treatment/care based on the developmental stages of the
patient. Interprets verbal and nonverbal communication of the
Evaluates patient's functional abilities/disabilities utilizing
techniques appropriate to the patient type including assessment of
strength, range of motion, pain, sensation, balance, transfers,
ambulation status, wound size and condition.
In accordance with patient evaluations, establishes treatment
plan which specifies treatment goals and treatment modalities that
will assist the patient to regain function, increase strength and
Administers and instructs patients in performance of all aspects
of the treatment plan, assessing the effectiveness and modifying as
Prepares and completes all patient records, billing and
documentation according to departmental guidelines.
Communicates and works in cooperation with physicians, nursing
and other hospital staff to provide optimal patient care.
Involves the patient, family and caregivers in the plan of care,
including post-discharge planning. Conducts patient/family
education sessions and provides written home programs considering
the developmental needs of the patient.
May assist with supervision of paraprofessional staff, students
and volunteers as directed; delegates tasks and monitors
performance of tasks to ensure they are completed correctly.
Utilizes correct body mechanics. Adheres to hospital and
departmental safety precautions and infection control procedures in
order to maintain a safe patient care and working environment.
Attends all mandatory inservices.
Assists with planning and conducting inservice programs and
participates in staff meetings, rehab conferences and educational
Assumes responsibility, as assigned, for overall departmental
functioning in absence of supervisor.
Assumes responsibility for own professional growth, keeps
abreast of developments in the field of Physical Therapy and
incorporates approved developments in treatment and evaluation
Participates in departmental Quality Assurance Program and
special assignments as requested.
Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies
The completion of a degree in Physical Therapy from an A.P.T.A.
accredited school, or the equivalent.
Current Illinois licensure or eligibility.
CPR certification from American Heart Association.
The interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients,
their families, physicians and other hospital personnel, and to
direct the work of paraprofessional/supportive staff and
The communication skills necessary to document patient progress
and to assist in conducting inservices.
The analytical skills required to evaluate patient progress and
response to treatment and to adjust plan of care.
The organizational skills necessary to administer multiple
therapeutic programs simultaneously.
The ability to effectively and accurately operate all department
equipment related to physical therapy treatments.
The ability to utilize a personal computer as deemed necessary
to perform job duties.
- Access to an automobile and a valid Illinois driver's license
(Home Care only).
Considerable physical effort. Requires continuously lifting or
moving average weight material, frequent moving or lifting heavy
weight material, and occasionally lifting or moving heavy material
in difficult work positions.
- Flow of work and character of duties involves concentrated
mental and visual attention along with manual coordination.
- Conditions are acceptable. There is some risk in exposure to
toxic substances and infectious diseases.
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