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Physical Therapy Assistant Home Health-Southwest City/Midway Communities

Company: Advocate Health Care
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT HOME HEALTH LOCATION: SOUTHWEST CITY/MIDWAY COMMUNITIES HOURS: DAYS-Mon-Friday General schedule 8-4pm. Hours may vary depending on clinician and patient preference.Major Responsibilities: Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a restorative relationship throughout the healthcare continuum, following Advocate's MVP of Compassion. Providing and Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality cost effective care following Advocate's MVP of Stewardship. Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to provide an integrated approach to care following Advocate's MVP of Excellence. Care and Service Coordination: Practices as an effective member of the patient care team. Works with the team to formulate an integrated approach to care following Advocate's MVP of Partnership Business Development and Growth: Demonstrates behaviors that enhance productivity and an understanding of financial and economic conditions in the health care environment. Patient Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meet the learning needs of patients and their families. Application of an organized approach to care involving optimal level of self care for patients and optimal quality of life for patient, family, and significant others following Advocate's MVP of Equality. Licensure: Physical Therapist Assistant Education/Experience Required: Licensed in State of Illinois (or eligible for licensure) Able to demonstrate compliance with state continuing education requirements 2 years of clinical experience or demonstration of strong spectrum of clinical affiliation experience Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: Basic knowledge of computer use (i.e. Microsoft Word, email access and use) Ability to learn and use computer based scheduling and documentation system Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and through written reports with strong documentation skills Good interpersonal skills Good time management and self organization skills Proficient use of all home based therapy equipment and assistive devices (balls, bands, weights, Hoyer lifts, etc) Illinois State License. If incumbent is not certified, he/she will be required to become certified within 6 months of employment. Physicial Requirements and Working Conditions: Extensive travel within geographical boundaries in all extremes of weather and on all types of roads including expressways. Must be able to provide/arrange own transportation to and from patients homes and branch office. Ability to work rotating weekends and holidays. Requires adherence to scheduled days and hours of work based on commitment to patient/client and work load assigned. Ability to attend mandatory informational/education/branch meetings. Work environment includes patient or family homes, or assisted living facilities Requires full range of body motion including: a. bending, sitting and standing b. climbing stairs while carrying objects c. pulling, pushing, reaching, carrying and lifting; (must be able to lift/carry at minimum 25 pounds) d. assisting and maintaining patient's safety with ambulation on flat surfaces and stairs; and transferring patients using standard pivot transfers or with use of transfer board or Hoyer lift e. providing treatment on standard beds in the home environment 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. This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.Apply NowJoin our Talent Network Be alerted to jobs like this Share Rehabilitation at Advocate Aurora Jobs like this Speech Language Pathologist IRF (Registry) Oak Lawn, IL Speech Pathologist I Oak Lawn, IL Physical Therapist I ACH Oak Lawn, IL Registry Physical Therapist - IRF (Registry) Oak Lawn, ILAdvocate Aurora Health is committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. Diversity lives in the differences, great and small, that matter to us and make each of us unique - from our age and the color of our skin, to our abilities and the things we believe in. We know that empowering our differences inspires creativity that leads to innovative solutions - for our team members, consumers and communities. And because health care is built upon relationships, it's important for the people we serve to be able to trust us to meet their unique needs. By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our team members can thrive and our business can grow. As a team member, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.

Keywords: Advocate Health Care, Oak Lawn , Physical Therapy Assistant Home Health-Southwest City/Midway Communities, Other , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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