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Physical Therapist-Registry

Req #:  126097
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.

Position Requirements:
Graduation from accredited P.T. program.

Eligible for Illinois licensure within 90~days of hire

CPR certified
0~1 yr. clinical PT experience.
Meets the annual stroke education requirement of 8 hours/year, (for therapists working with adult stroke population) through in~services, journal club, grand rounds, self~study and other continuing education opportunities.

Basic computer skills
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.)
Weekends, a minimum of two weekend days/month, evenings and holidays.

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.

The Physical Therapist Registry staff will be reviewed according to the accountabilities and job activities of Staff Physical Therapist I.

Implementation of Department Goals.
Consultation with other personnel.
Evaluation and implementation of Physical Therapy treatment programs for patients, safely and effectively.
Participation in educational / professional development activities.
Documentation of patient evaluation, progress and discharge.
Coordination of activities with other Physical Medicine personnel.

~8 hours of stroke education/year
Requires Use of Universal Precaution At Times.

This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated (i.e. understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging). Prior experience with various age groups is preferred.

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