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Physical Therapist Registry-Home Health-Lake Zurich Service Territory

Req #:  190902
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Therapy
City:  Lake Zurich
Posting Budget Status:  Weekends Only
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

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.

Position Highlights:

This is a registry position for weekend coverage

Physical Therapists working with Advocate at Home enjoy having their own enterprise with a backing of a reputable, stable, and values driven organization.  As part of a dynamic clinical team within Advocate’s vast integrated health care organization, home health offers the therapist the opportunity to work independently to assess and address the mobility, safety, communication and equipment needs of our patients.  As case managers, our therapists are able to establish strong relationships with patients and families and consult with physicians and other health care providers as necessary.

What you need:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Illinois (or eligible for licensure).
  • Completed 1 year of Physical Therapy clinical experience or demonstration of strong spectrum of Physical Therapy clinical affiliation experience.
  • Proficient use of all home based therapy equipment and assistive devices, (balls, bands, weights, Hoyer lifts, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of computer use (i.e. Microsoft Word, email access and use). Ability to learn to use computer based scheduling and documentation system.
  • Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and through written reports, with strong documentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, time management and self-organization skills.

What you will do:

  • Ability to travel extensively within geographical boundaries in all extremes of weather.
  • Works rotating weekends and holidays. Requires adherence to scheduled days and hours of work based on commitment to patient/client and work load assigned. Attends mandatory informational/education/branch meetings.
  • 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 of Hoyer lift.
    e. Provide treatment on standard beds in the home environment. 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.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates physical therapy treatment programs established for the home care patient. Facilitates the progression of the patient in their home toward optimal levels of self-care.

Accountabilities:

  • Assures and Improves Quality of Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality cost-effective care following Advocate's MVP of Stewardship.
  • Care and Service Coordination: Practices as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care following Advocate's MVP of Partnership.
  • Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care following the Advocate MVP of Excellence.
  • Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a restorative relationship throughout the healthcare continuum, following Advocate's MVP of Compassion.
  • Business Development and Growth: Demonstrates behaviors that enhance productivity and an understanding of financial and economic conditions in the health care environment.
    Patient Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meet the learning needs of patients and their families. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.