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Physical Therapy Assistant-Home Health-HazelCrest Service Territory

Req #:  120393
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Therapy
City:  Hazel Crest
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate at Home offers comprehensive, quality home health and hospice care throughout metropolitan Chicago, surrounding counties and down to central IL.  As Illinois’ largest, privately held home health care and hospice provider, we have the means and opportunities to enhance your worklife quality.

Together we can make healthy happen!


Physical Therapy Assistant, #AdvocateAurora Home Health, Hazel Crest, Il.

  • Territory: heavy concentration in communities of Crestwood, Calumet park, Alsip, Robbins, Blue Island, Merrionette Park.
  • Must be able to travel other far south communities as needed.


Position Requirements:

  • Licensed in State of Illinois (or eligible for licensure)
  • Able to demonstrate compliance with state continuing education requirements
  • 2 years of clinical experience or demonstration of strong spectrum of clinical affiliation experience Basic knowledge of computer use (i.e. Microsoft Word, email access and use)
  • Ability to learn and use computer based scheduling and documentation system
  • Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and through written reports with strong documentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good time management and self organization skills
  • Proficient use of all home based therapy equipment and assistive devices (balls, bands, weights, Hoyer lifts, etc) Illinois State License. If incumbent is not certified, he/she will be required to become certified within 6 months of employment. Extensive travel within geographical boundaries in all extremes of weather and on all types of roads including expressways. Must be able to provide/arrange own transportation to and from patients homes and branch office.
  • Ability to work rotating weekends and holidays.
  • Requires adherence to scheduled days and hours of work based on commitment to patient/client and work load assigned.
  • Ability to attend mandatory informational/education/branch meetings.
  • Work environment includes patient or family homes, or assisted living facilities
  • Requires full range of body motion including:
  • a. bending, sitting and standing
  • b. climbing stairs while carrying objects
  • c. pulling, pushing, reaching, carrying and lifting (must be able to lift/carry at minimum 25 pounds)
  • d. assisting and maintaining patient's safety with ambulation on flat surfaces and stairs and transferring patients using standard pivot transfers or with use of transfer board or Hoyer lift
  • e. providing treatment on standard beds in the home environment


  • Administers Physical Therapy treatment (ie. Modalities, massage, exercise) per M.D. order under the supervision of the physical therapist for the purpose of direct patient care.
  • The purpose of this position is to help achieve the vision of Advocate Home Health Services by performing the duties of this position in a cost effective, results oriented and customer focused manner. This position is a critical component of the Unit team and as such meeting individual performance expectations and contribution to team performance goals is required. Participate in the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans for:


  • Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a restorative relationship throughout the healthcare continuum, following Advocate's MVP of Compassion.
  • Providing and Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality cost effective care following Advocate's MVP of Stewardship.
  • Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to provide an integrated approach to care following Advocate's MVP of Excellence.
  • Care and Service Coordination: Practices as an effective member of the patient care team. Works with the team to formulate an integrated approach to care following Advocate's MVP of Partnership
  • Business Development and Growth: Demonstrates behaviors that enhance productivity and an understanding of financial and econo


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