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Physical Therapist

Req #:  120465
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  South Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department,  a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST - OUTPATIENT THERAPY

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL
  • Full-time - 40 hrs/week; Outpatient schedule is four 10-hour days (Monday through Thursday)
  • Day Shift - requires working 2 evenings per week until 7:00 p.m. Due to being part of a hospital health care system, there is an added requirement of  working one weekend day shift/month and one holiday per year in the acute care setting at main hospital.
  • Candidate must possess strong orthopedic and manual therapy skills.

 

Position Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy or above from an accredited school.

Eligible for licensure to practice in the State of Illinois
CPR certification
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
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Direct contact with body fluids.
Pushing, pulling, lifting, and transferring patients.
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time.
May be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
(Full time/part time staff coming on board at Advocate Sherman have the minimum requirement of working one weekend shift per month and one holiday/year in the inpatient setting. Associates hired specifically for the outpatient setting must be available to work until 7:00 p.m. two evenings per week in adjunct to the inpatient rehab requirement aforementioned).
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.

Purpose:
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.

Accountabilities:
Provision of Patient Care
Patient Assessment
Documentation
Daily Operations

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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