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Physical Therapist I

Req #:  107256
Facility:  Trinity Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Chicago/Hyde Park
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Trinity Hospital has a rich and robust history, having served the health care needs of the communities, individuals and families in the southeast side of Chicago for more than 110 years, beginning in 1895 as South Chicago Hospital.   In 1995, Trinity Hospital, part of the Evangelical Health Systems (EHS) merged with Lutheran General Health System to become the present day Advocate Trinity Hospital which is a 193 licensed-bed facility with approximately 300 physicians representing 50 specialties.  This includes advanced heart attack care, expanded Cardiovascular Services, primary stroke care center, oncology/infusion center, Level II special care nursery and an array of surgical specialties not found in most community hospitals.  Trinity earned Joint Commission accreditation, received HealthGrades® recognition with five star ratings for pulmonary and stroke care; also highest rating for total hip replacement surgery and was awarded the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMDSM) Circle of Distinction Award.   Trinity's nearly 1,000 employees, make the hospital one of the area's largest employers.

Position Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited school of
Physical Therapy
0~1 yr. clinical PT experience


Basic computer skills Eligible for license in Illinois to practice PT.
Current CPR Certification

This position involves bending, lifting consistently at least 50
pounds, assisting patients, etc. which often requires physical
strength, endurance and use of proper body mechanics.

Set~up of certain equipment requires strength to tighten
knobs, etc.

Physical stamina during emergency situations
may be required and often cannot be delegated
(i.e. assisting patients down stairs during re~education,
performing CPR, etc.

Evening hours may be required.

Weekend work is required in some areas.




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.

Purpose:
To develop a plan of care for each assigned patient in collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel and for the implementation, coordination, evaluation and delivery of that care, consistent with the primary care philosophy.

Accountabilities:
Customer Satisfaction: Participates in customer satisfaction within the department and hospital.
Quality:Provision of quality care to patients. Contributes to the design and implementation of improved processes to achieve quality and superior patient care and service.
People Growth: Establishment and achievement of self~development objectives and continued advancement of the department.
Organizational Climate: Creates an environment within the department that supports management Philosophy, in a cooperative environment.
Innovation: Contributes to the department and hospital innovation efforts to maximize excellence and build respect for services.
Productivity: Participates in implementing improvements to practice productivity.
Economics: Contributes to cost containment and business growth initiatives of the department.

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