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Physical Therapy Extender

Req #:  223401
Facility:  Dreyer Medical Clinic
Department:  Therapy
City:  Oswego
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Established by physicians in 1922, Dreyer Medical Clinic is an affiliate of Advocate Health Care.  With more than 170 physicians representing nearly 30 different medical specialties, Dreyer offers a full range of ancillary services within its facilities and the support of over 60 allied health professionals.  Dreyer has 13 convenient sites located in Aurora, Batavia, Hinckley, North Aurora, Oswego, Yorkville, Plainfield and St. Charles.

Position Requirements:

  • BA or BS with a licensed athletic trainer certification (ATC) at date of hire or within 6 months to practice in Illinois, or a BA or BS in Exercise Physiology (Must say Exercise Physiology on degree)
  • BLS CPR Certification
  • Basic computer skills
  • Word processing
  • Ability to apply supportive tape or braces.
  • Frequent standing, walking, and demonstration of exercises.
  • Ability to throw/catch balls and assist in sports specific agility training.
  • Ability to demonstrate use of equipment.
  • Ability to lift or transfer patients 2~3 times/day.
  • Ability to use Hoyer lift equipment.
  • Ability to work at a busy and hectic pace ~ability to multi~task
  • May have exposure to fumes from chemicals used throughout the department.
  • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. 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.

The Physical Therapy Extender will work under the supervision of licensed Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Occupational Therapy Assistants following established policies and procedures for: administering physical modalities, assisting patients in carrying out treatment programs, maintaining the department facilities and equipment, assuring cleanliness and orderliness, program development, and sports enhancement. The Physical Therapy Extender will also assist in miscellaneous duties that will help the Physical Therapy Department function smoothly to provide high quality, cost~effective rehabilitation for patients.

Patient Care
Department Organization/Upkeep

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.