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On-Call Physical Therapist

Req #:  112295
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Weekends Only
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Position Requirements:
Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy
2~3 years of clinical experience in medical setting.
Experience with student supervision.
Advanced continuing education.
Experience in providing inservices to peers.
Good communication skills.
Independence in providing advanced level of clinical skills and expertise.
Illinois state licensure
0~3 Credential (for Peds)
Core Stroke Team requires 8hrs annual Stroke Education. May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Direct contact with body fluids
Pushing, pulling, lifting, transferring patients. Ability to perform heavy lifting (lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.)
Services provided on weekends and holidays and during early evening hours
Off campus locations

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.

To provide Physical Therapy services to patients/clients with physical disabilities and limitations. 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. Emphasis in teaching/mentoring and assumes major project or committee responsibilities.

Responsible for all principal accountabilities of a Physical Therapist I
Participation in Rehab Services growth and operations.
Responsible for staying abreast of clinical and operational developments.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.
Participation in educational / mentoring activities withPhysical Therapy students, medical students, peers, Hospital staff and / or the community.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago