Open Position: Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist

30 hours a week – Part-time with growth to Full-time

Qualifications: Masters or higher

*New graduates with clinical experience are welcome to apply

IL Physical Therapy license *required
Doctorate *preferred
CPR Certification *preferred

Location: River North – Chicago

Salary: Commiserates with Experience

Benefits:
BCBS Medical Insurance
Paid Time Off / Paid Holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer
Our Equal Opportunity Employer Policy (EOEP) reflects our commitment to ensuring equality and promoting diversity in the workplace. Our EOEP is the pillar of a healthy workplace where everyone should feel supported and valued to work productively. With this, we’re invested in treating our team with respect and consideration without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, order of protection status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Throughout the selection process, we aim to keep candidates informed, communicate well with each other, and give everyone an equal opportunity to work with us.

Merit-Based Inclusion
Hiring by merit-based inclusion means we evaluate employees and candidates on the quality of work, skill levels, experience, and other strictly professional traits, not by gender, age, race, or even language. We believe merit-based hiring practices lead to a culture of high performance.

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Role Description
As part of our team of licensed Physical Therapists, your role will be to conduct evaluations, formulate a plan of care, and provide treatment to existing and newly assigned patients.

 

Your Responsibility to our Patients
Our patients come to physical therapy because they are looking for a level of individualized care. We are looking for our new team member to exhibit professionalism and empathy while committing to the following responsibilities:

  • Can listen to each patient’s concerns and goals for treatment, and answer any questions that may arise in a compassionate manner.
  • Understands the needs and behaviors of various disabilities and ages and can tailor programs appropriately.
  • Examine and evaluate new patients.
  • Establish a diagnosis of condition or conditions and their impact on activity.
  • Maintain appropriate and timely records of each completed appointment.
  • Prescribe at-home exercise plans per the patient’s goals and progress.
  • Measure and track intervention effectiveness
  • Educate patients on continuing care and how the continued treatment plan aligns with their goals

 

Your Responsibilities to our Practice
We are a small but mighty practice with a continuously growing book of business. While being able to work and facilitate treatment independently in a shared-space office setting, applicants must be well versed in the following areas:

  • Examine and evaluate new and existing patients. 
  • Establish a diagnosis of condition or conditions and their impact on activity.
  • Establish a plan of care and time frame
  • Complete Medical Necessity assessments when necessary.
  • Can keep organized and timely patient documentation and notes for billing in the EMR 
  • Delegate evaluated patients to PTA(s) while supervising plan-of-care with the commitment to re-assess and re-evaluate treatment plans, assist with PTA questions, and see the patient(s) care through discharge.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and collaborate with other team members.
  • Work collaboratively with our Clinical Manager to ensure patient documentation is up-to-date and patient notes are completed in a timely manner.
  • Can self-manage a calendar of established and new patients that are added to open appointment slots.

 

Required Qualifications and Preferred Experience
Our Practice prefers applicants with at least two years of practicing as a licensed physical therapist in an outpatient setting. For recent graduates, clinical experience in an outpatient setting is required:

  • Graduate from an accredited Physical Therapy program.
  • Proof of current PT license in Illinois.
  • Certification in CPR from the American Heart Association by having completed the BLS AED Heartsaver Course.
  • Well-versed in HIPAA compliance policy and working with confidential patient information.
  • Knowledge/experience working with HIPAA-compliant EMR software.
  • Fluent in Google-based products (Gmail, calendar, drive).
  • Can carry out and progress a skilled treatment plan.
  • Must be self-motivated, exhibit excellent communication skills, and maintain organization skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with Sports Medicine and rehabilitation as it pertains to athletes is a plus. 
  • Prior experience working with Professional Athletes is a plus.
  • Certification and continued education in the following treatments are preferred
    • Graston technique
    • Dry needling
    • BFR
    • Cupping