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Senior Physical Therapist- Neurological

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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
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Chicago, IL 60664
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class=“cssDspJobTitle”>Senior Physical Therapist- Neurological

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A Senior Physical Therapist is committed to excellence in the profession of Physical Therapy, demonstrated by clinical expertise and contributions to the organization. A Senior Physical Therapist implements evidenced based care at the department level, to promote optimal patient outcomes.

In addition to performing all of the responsibilities of a Physical Therapist;

+ Contributes to the production and dissemination of evidence-based practice at the organizational, state, or national level. These may include

+ Completion of evidence based review of interventions or outcome measures.

+ Creation and/or implementation of practice guidelines.

+ Standardization of outcome measure collection/interpretation.

+ Implementation of new practice standards at the department level.

+ Performs professional presentations internally and reinforces practice priorities within the organization.

+ Provides professional and/or clinical mentoring related to practice and documentation, for staff and students, driven by the needs of the organization.

+ Contributes to performance management evaluations of staff physical therapists.

+ Actively participates in professional organizations, such as

+ Participates in state, national, or local meetings.

+ Holds an office, board member, special interest group participant.

+ Disseminates information or knowledge at the department or organizational level.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

+ Graduated from an accredited program with current license to practice.

+ Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. Current CPR certification required.

+ Minimum of 3 years clinical experience required; at least 5 years clinical experience preferred.

+ Maintains a clinical role of at least 0.4 FTE; and at least 0.5 FTE overall in the organization.

+ Outstanding communication skills, with demonstrated ability to partner with physicians, patients and families in providing therapy and exchanging patient progress/condition information and to assign duties and orient/train subordinate professional, technical and support personnel.

+ Proven in-depth conceptual knowledge in physical therapy.

+ Ability to solve complex problems, demonstrating excellent critical thinking skills.

+ Proven commitment to the profession of physical therapy.

+ Confidently and efficiently predicts outcomes beyond a single episode of care and considers the long-term needs of the patient.

+ Takes initiative to identify learning needs and resources. Follows through and shares information with peers in a timely manner.

+ Transfers skills and knowledge confidently into unfamiliar situations and efficiently identifies new learning needs.

+ Through the readings of scientific literature is able to identify current issues and trends in practice

+ Demonstrates involvement in activities that contribute to the improvement of the unit/department/profession.

+ Instills confidence in colleagues.

+ Identifies systems or practice issues and potential solutions as part of professional role.

SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Chicago, Illinois, United States

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