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Physical Therapist Assistant , In House Registry

Company: Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?Job DescriptionThe Physical Therapist Assistant reflects the mission, vision, and values of NMHC, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.The Physical Therapist Assistant assists in the practice of Physical Therapy under the supervision of a Physical Therapist. The Physical Therapist Assistant assists with providing safe and effective physical therapy services to persons impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or developmental disability and/or the aging process, under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist in all practice settings. This is an On-Call/PRN position with opportunities to work at any of our network locations, which include Wheaton, Downers Grove, Palos Heights, Elmhurst, Homer Glen, and Oak Brook Terrace.Responsibilities:Assumes responsibility and is accountable for providing physical therapy modalities and treatment procedures as determined by a treatment plan established by a physical therapist and in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.Provides physical therapy interventions in accordance with the treatment plan; provides patient and family teaching and works cooperatively with other patient team personnel. These functions are carried out according to hospital policy in accordance with the mission and vision of the hospital and with the philosophy of the department. May modify a specific intervention procedure in accordance with changes in patient status and within the scope of the established plan of care. Any modification beyond the established plan of care requires the approval of the physical therapist.Collaborates with supervising physical therapist regarding termination of services when maximum benefit is achieved.Makes appropriate and judicious use of doubles, grouped, and/or joint treatment sessions.Maintains productivity level of direct patient care, as outlined by Marianjoy policy.Maintains treatment area, equipment and supply inventory.Schedules and prioritizes workload.Carries out other duties and assignments as delegated by the director or manager.Flexible with their schedule to meet patient care and team needs.Delivers services consistent with the mission, vision, and values of NM.Maintains confidentiality and respects the rights and dignity of all individuals.Maintains knowledge of policies and procedures concerning precautions, codes, conditions and general safety.Based on patient's cognitive, physical, age and functional limitations, utilizes safe and appropriate guarding techniques and assistive/adaptive devices.Maintains a safe work environment.Documents on an ongoing basis all services provided, patient response to services and changes in status relative to the plan of care in a complete, accurate and timely manner.Assumes responsibility for own professional growth by participating in both internal and external educational events, including integration of best practices into clinical practice.Ensures completion of all mandatory education requirements, including CPR certification in a timely and efficient manner.Contributes to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the departments.Delivers services consistent with NM's Mission and Philosophy.Demonstrates a visible working style, acts in a manner that is consistent with and shows commitment to NM Values.Maintains patient confidentiality and respects the rights and dignity of all individuals.Complies with current APTA Code of Ethics and state licensure laws.Communication:Communicates effectively, both verbally and non-verbally, with team members. patients and care givers at levels appropriate to their age, cognitive status and language abilities and informs them of necessary information related to program goals, activities, diagnosis and outcomes to facilitate collaboration within the program team and with the other clinical program teams.Participates in patient-related conferences, professional, and organizational meetings as requested.Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professionals.Communicates suggestions related to opportunities for improvement and maintaining positive relations with all customers.Maintains open communication with the Manager regarding availability and organization growth opportunities.AA/EOE.QualificationsRequired: 3 years of experience in an inpatient rehabilitation and/or subacute program.Maintains an active Illinois therapy license to practice.Maintains current CPR certification.Hours/Schedule: IHR (In House Registry) to cover PTO, Leave, or Schedule gaps. Expectation 192 -hours in a year, which includes 4-weekend days per quarter and 2-holidays. But can also accommodate weekday availability. *Not a benefited position.Additional InformationNorthwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

Keywords: Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Wheaton , Physical Therapist Assistant , In House Registry, Healthcare , Wheaton, Illinois

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