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Physical Therapist-Registry

Req #:  104234
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Therapy
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

 

Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.

 

 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST – REGISTRY

  • Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
  • Day Shift 
  • REGISTRY - Registry Physical Therapist to assist with PTO, FMLA coverage and Weekend coverage needs.

 

Job Requirments:

  • Entry~level Master's /Doctorate degree (or Bachelors degree prior to 2004) in Physical Therapy from an accredited school
  • At least 2 years of experience
  • 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
  • Licensed in the State of Illinois or Eligible for licensure to practice in Illinois
  • CPR Certification BCLS
  • 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 on 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.

 

Job Duties:
Provides direct physical therapy services to patients/clients with a variety of medical/developmental diagnosis These services include the use of modalities and specific exercise techniques to help a patient regain maximal function by relieving pain, promoting healing and assisting in adjustment to temporary or permanent disability.

Accountabilities:
Responsible for all principal accountabilities of a Physical Therapist II
Responsible for staying abreast of clinical and operational developments.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.
 

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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