Physical Therapist-Hospital

Location: River Forest, IL
Date Posted: 10-26-2016
Description:

Develops and implements individual physical therapy programs designed to improve and maximize patient mobility and independent functioning within their physical limitations/disabilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Evaluates the patient’s functional abilities/disabilities including range of motion and muscle testing. Through assessment and testing procedures establishes a patient’s functional baseline measurement to be used throughout treatment as a gauge of progress and physical improvement.

In accordance with patient evaluations, establishes treatment plans which specify objective treatment goals and the treatment modalities that will assist the patient to regain function, increase strength and decrease pain. Modifies treatment plans as the patient’s condition changes.

Performs physical, electrical, mechanical and heat treatments including but not limited to facilitation, strengthening and mobilization exercises, gait training, prosthetic training, massage, cervical and pelvic traction, ultrasound, hot pack application, Jobst RX, transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation, whirlpool; pulsed lavage, iontophoresis; biofeedback, trains patient with DL/adaptive equipment and in an appropriate home exercise program.

Supervises treatments provided by physical therapist assistants. Reviews treatment plans and patient progress with fellow treatment team members. Instructs and supervises ancillary personnel in the proper technique/treatment.

Qualifications:

Current state of Illinois licensure as a physical therapist.

A Master'sDegree or certificate in Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association approved school which would provide an understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology and physics necessary to assess patient condition and develop treatment plans and goals.

The interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with patients and all levels of hospital personnel.

The analytical ability required to evaluate a patient’s progress and response to treatment and to plan and adjust treatment plans.

The ability to effectively and accurately operate all department equipment related to physical therapy treatments.
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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