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Physical Therapist

Company: Aurora Healthcare
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose: Provides direct physical therapy services to patients, ranging from adolescences through adulthood, who are referred to the department. Selects appropriate evaluation procedures and develops individualized treatment programs to restore or maximize each patient's functional skills. Position Requirements: --- Entry-level Master's /Doctorate degree (or Bachelors degree prior to 2004) in Physical Therapy from an accredited school--- Eligible for licensure to practice in Illinois--- CPR Certification BCLS--- Required to work approximately 1 weekend per month and/ or evenings--- Required to work a minimum of one of the 6 observed holidays or the day prior to or after the holiday per calendar year--- 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, transferring patients--- Ability to perform heavy lifting(lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and 25 to 50 pounds frequently and 10 to 20 pounds constantly)--- Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time--- 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. Accountabilities: Provision of Patient CarePatient AssessmentDocumentationDaily OperationsPatient / Family / Community EducationDischarge Planning Addendum: VAD AwareAccountability: Performs direct patient care for heart transplant, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) and heart failure patients with a basic degree of skill and knowledge.Education requirements: The following educational requirements associated with this direct care role: Orientation: Completion of Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Awareness training through a 2 hour VAD class.Annual Competency: Completion of an annual competency assessment specific to Ventricular Assist Devices in which the subject matter will be determined by the unit/department educator and VAD clinician.Continuing education: Continuing education with an emphasis or focused on advanced heart failure therapies is to be completed every 6 months. This includes 1 VAD specific CBTs through Advocate ATMS or VAD Industry Website CBT every 6 months. Attendance at an Advanced Heart Failure Symposium or VAD Symposium may substitute for one of the CBT's.

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