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Physical Therapist I - PEDS

Req #:  116704
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Therapy
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.8

As part of Advocate Health Care, Advocate Children’s Hospital is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. The two main Chicago Metropolitan region campuses are located in Oak Lawn in the southwest and Park Ridge in the northwest. Additional services are accessible at other Advocate hospitals throughout the state. Advocate Children’s Hospital serves as a major referral center for infants and children. Through a special, wholistic approach, Advocate Children’s Hospital combines some of the country’s most respected medical talent with exceptional and compassionate care. In fact, the children’s hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leaders in pediatric cardiology and neonatology, and numerous physicians on staff here have been recognized among the Top Doctors regionally and nationally in their field. The hospital is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists, who offer a wide range of specialized services for children.




  • Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
  • Day Shift 
  • Part - Time - 32 hours/week
  • Providing physical therapy services with ACH inpatient arena


Position Requirements:
Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school

Eligible for licensure to practice in Illinois as a Physical Therapist
Current BLS Certification
Maintains continuing education requirements as mandated by professional standards
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Competent in a variety of diagnostic and treatment techniques
Recognizes needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Direct contact with body fluids.
Pushing, pulling, lifting, and transferring patients.

Ability to lift very heavy weight requirements according to Department of Labor definitions.
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time.
Required to work weekends, holidays, and/or early evening hours as assigned, based on department guidelines.

Off campus locations as assigned.
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.

Provides direct physical therapy services to Pediatric patients, birth to adolescents, who are referred to the department. Selects appropriate evaluation procedures and develops individualized treatment programs to restore or maximize each patient's functional skills.

Performance and implementation of Physical Therapy programs for patients in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with established departmental and professional standards and procedures.
Daily Operations
Performance of evaluations in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with established departmental and professioanl standards and procedures resulting in clinically accurate Physical Therapy diagnoses.
Understanding the impact of managed care on provision of PT services.
Participation in professional development.


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