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On-Call Physical Therapist

Req #:  223292
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Rotate All Shifts
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy.
  • Eligible for licensure to practice in Illinois.
  • Services provided on weekends and holidays and during early evening hours.
  • Recognizes needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Independence in providing advanced level of clinical skills and expertise.
  • 0~3 Credential (for Peds Only).
  • 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.).
  • 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.

Provision of information and guidance to patients and families regarding the nature and severity of their physical disorders, current treatment programs, prognosis for recovery, techniques designed to enhance carry over of desired behaviors and any safety or ethical issues related to patient's deficits.
Understanding the impact of managed care on provision of PT services.
Participation in professional development.
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.
Participation in departmental administrative processes, ongoing process improvement, quality assurance and safety programs.
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.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.
Communication of patient~related information to nursing and other healthcare providers to facilitate continuity of care and implementation of treatment recommendations.

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.