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Physical Therapist - Home Health, Full Time, Days

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
Required degree level: 

**This is a Full Time position at 40hrs per week located at the Grayslake facility.**

Essential Functions:
Develops and implements physical therapy programs aimed at maximizing function while educating patients regarding their limitations. Evaluates patient and gathers appropriate information to determine accurate clinical diagnoses and treatment plan. Establishes appropriate functional and objective goals based upon functional limitations, diagnosis and patient's home setting. Communicates treatment program to patient, family and other interdisciplinary personnel; provides emotional support as needed for patient and family. Coordinates and implements the treatment plan; modifying according to patient progression. Treats patients utilizing a variety of treatment techniques including therapeutic exercise, functional activities, manual techniques, adaptive equipment, modalities, etc. Evaluates the home and/or community setting and makes recommendations and appropriate referrals to assure safe and efficient function within the home and community. Re-evaluates patients at appropriate time frames and documents goal progression to maintain effective plans of care and documents need to recertify for additional certification periods. Plans and communicates the need for discharge to patient, family and medical personnel in a timely fashion; reviews and finalizes appropriate exercise program and practices for independent and safe care; initiates and follows up on recommendations for self-management/continuation of care. Documents initial evaluations, progress notes, discharge notes and discharge summaries in patient record accurately and within time frame specified by department policy. Demonstrates awareness of regulatory specifications/restrictions/policies; incorporates regulatory information into daily work and operations; is knowledgeable of Illinois State Practice Act. Develops and presents educational programs for the department and the community as needed. Actively participates in quality and process improvement efforts to increase quality of care and customer value. Instructs, supervises and evaluates the Home Health Aide. Is responsible for maintaining CEU licensure requirement. Weekend/holiday rotation. EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

  • Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy.
  • Current State of Illinois Physical Therapy license or in process of obtaining as allowed and defined in the Illinois State Practice Act.
  • 0-2 years of experience.
  • BLS through the American Heart Association.

  • Home Health experience.

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