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Physical Therapy Assistant

Req #:  116205
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

***Together, let's make healthy happen***



  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital - Barrington, IL
  • Part Time - 24 hours/week
  • Day/PM Shift - Must cover rotation on weekends and one holiday per year


Position Requirements:
Associate's degree in Physical Therapy

License to practice in Illinois or eligibility as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
CPR certified

May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Direct contact with body fluids
Pushing, pulling, lifting, transferring patients. Ability to perform heavy lifting (lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.)
Services provided on weekends and holidays and during early evening hours
This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated. Prior experience with various age groups is required. Evidence of this can be shown by recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age or developmental specific responses.
Off campus locations
This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 08/01/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

To administer physical therapy treatments as prescribed by the physician and in accordance with hospital policy while under the clinical direction of a physical therapist.

Performance of treatment in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with established departmental and professional standards and procedures resulting in clinically accurate Physical Therapy plan of care.
Professional development and assistance with clinical education programs.
Participation in CQI programs and /or hospital/system committees, task forces, etc. Stays abreast of clinical and operational developments
Documentation follows guidelines set forth by Accrediting Organization, APTA, Managed Care and Rehab Services Policy and Procedure.
Maintain efficiency of treatment by coordinating activities with other Rehabilitation Service personnel, nursing, medical staff, and other ancillary departments.
Promotes Physical therapy to internal rehabilitation associates, other departments and the community.
If assigned to the Fitness Center, duties also include activities which support programming and other services available at that site.
Other duties as assigned: Therapists assigned to inpatient stroke units receive an initial two (2) hours of stroke education and one (1) hour of annual education.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago