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Full-time Physical Therapist

Company: Functional Pathways
Location: Orland Park
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Functional Pathways is hiring a Full-time Physical Therapist at Smith Crossing in Orland Park, IL

At Functional Pathways, we value our team members and recognize their individual strengths. We are committed to providing our staff with a challenging and rewarding career. Our team members enjoy a positive work environment where they are encouraged to learn and grow. If you are an experienced professional passionate about helping others, this is the perfect opportunity for you.


Education and Licensure:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
  • Valid and current state licensure as a Physical Therapist.
  • Certification by the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Clinical Experience:
    • Prior experience working as a Physical Therapist, preferably in a skilled nursing facility or similar setting.
    • Experience in geriatric care, addressing functional limitations, mobility challenges, and rehabilitation needs. Knowledge and Skills:
      • Proficiency in conducting comprehensive assessments to evaluate patients' functional abilities, strength, balance, gait, and range of motion.
      • Expertise in developing and implementing individualized treatment plans to address patients' goals and promote functional independence.
      • Familiarity with therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, and modalities to improve strength, mobility, and pain management.
      • Understanding of fall prevention strategies and interventions to enhance balance and reduce the risk of injuries.
      • Knowledge of adaptive equipment, assistive devices, and orthotics to facilitate safe and independent mobility.
      • Ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists, to coordinate and integrate care. Communication and Interpersonal Skills:
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with patients, their families, and interdisciplinary team members.
        • Empathy and patience to work with individuals who may have physical challenges or limitations.
        • A collaborative approach to working with other healthcare professionals and effectively communicating treatment plans and progress. Compliance and Documentation:
          • Adherence to legal, ethical, and regulatory guidelines for physical therapy practice.
          • Competence in maintaining accurate and timely documentation of evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries. Continuing Education:
            • Willingness to engage in ongoing professional development and continuing education activities to stay updated with advancements in the field. Physical Requirements:
              • Ability to stand, sit, and move around for extended periods to evaluate and treat patients.
              • Physical strength and dexterity to facilitate therapeutic activities, assist with transfers, and use equipment.
              • Capacity to lift and position patients as needed during therapy sessions.

                *Please be aware this is a job summary, not an all-inclusive listing of the tasks and duties for this position. Requirements may vary depending on the specific regulations and guidelines by location.

                Employment decisions and actions will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, gender, disability, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or regulation, except where any one of these is a bona fide occupational qualification. We will consider the employment of any qualified person to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, the work for which the application is made.

Keywords: Functional Pathways, Orland Park , Full-time Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Orland Park, Illinois

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