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Physical Therapist II - REGISTRY

Req #:  117167
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Therapy
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

As part of Advocate Aurora Health, 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 Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL 
  • Registry
  • Day Shift - hours/days may vary


Position Requirements:
Entry~level Master's/Doctorate Degree (or Bachelor's degree prior to 2004) in Physical Therapy from an accredited school

Eligible for licensure to practice in Illinois
CPR Certification BCLS
Minimum 2 years of pertinent clinical experience
Maintains continuing education requirements as mandated by professional standards
Successful experience with supervising senior level student and/or mentoring new staff/peers
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Independence with providing advanced level of clinical skills and expertise
Recognizes needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
0~3 Early Intervention Treatment Credential for Peds
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases direct contact with body fluid
Pushing, pulling, lifting, transferring patients. Ability to perform heavy lifting(lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and 25 to 50 pounds frequently and 10 to 20 pounds constantly).
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time.
Required to work approximately 1 weekend per month and/ or evenings. Required to work a minimum of one of the 6 observed holidays or the day prior to or after the holiday per calendar year.
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 patients of all ages who are referred to the department. Selects appropriate evaluation procedures and develops individualized treatment programs to restore or maximize each patient's functional skills. A Therapist II is responsible for a complex patient caseload. Role of Therapist II includes teaching, mentoring and committee responsibilities, serves as a clinical resource to staff, and assists the coordinator in the daily operations of the department as assigned.

Provision of Patient Care
Patient Assessment
Daily Operations
Patient / Family / Community Education
Discharge Planning


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

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