Physical Therapist I
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Chicago, IL 60611
Physical Therapist I
The Level I staff member assumes responsibility and accountability for a designated group of patients and organizes, performs and modifies therapy programs based upon a thorough evaluation of each patient and best practice methods.
Clinical Practice/Level I Clinician Responsibilities: 1. Evaluates each assigned patient in terms of current or potential problems which pertain to the employees discipline, meeting or exceeding established clinical pathways and protocols for best practice. Seeks guidance in this area as appropriate. 2. Establishes age specific plan of care and functional goals based on evaluation results, and regularly incorporates other disciplines, patient/family, into treatment planning, documenting the patient/family/caregivers understanding of goals, explaining rationale and methods necessary to carry out treatments. Seeks guidance in this area as appropriate. 3. Consistently re-evaluates effectiveness of ongoing treatment plan, instituting appropriate changes in care plan. Seeks guidance in this area as appropriate. 4. Assesses educational needs of the patient, family, caregiver and provides education to meet those needs. 5. Participates in clinics, rounds, meetings, in-services, departmental process improvement projects and conferences, as assigned. 6. Collaborates and communicates appropriately with families, physicians, other rehabilitation staff, nurse case managers, and others within and outside the Childrens Hospital of Chicago Medical Center system. Education/Professional Development: 7. Upgrades own knowledge in pediatric care. Actively participates in in-services, including planning educational activities for the team as assigned. 8. Completes mandatory training including core competencies in a timely manner. Administration: 9. Meets required departmental productivity standards. 10. Complies with all department and institution policies and procedures. Leadership: 11. Participates in supervision/instruction of students as assigned. 12. Participates in orientation of new staff and support staff as assigned. 13. Supports organizational change initiatives; adapting to a rapidly changing health care environment. 14. Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
1. Current License or proof of eligibility and submission for license in the State of Illinois. 2. Successful graduation a discipline specific accredited program. 3. Speech-Language Pathology only Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Pathology from the American Speech and Hearing Association within first 90-days of start. 4. Audiology only—Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association within first 90-days of start. 5. Certification in CPR from the American Heart Association by having completed the BLS AED Heartsaver Course.
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