Under the direction of the Director of Rehabilitation Services, the Physical Therapist II (PTII) will provide the following services: evaluation and screening of patients who have been referred for evaluation and treatment; plans, organizes specialized treatments, treatment of complex patients with multiple diagnoses in the outpatient and inpatient divisions and supervision and training of staff and students as delegated. The PTII will have excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills with patients; patient's care givers, other healthcare professionals, students, and other professional affiliates.
100% patient care. Interpretation of referrals and provision of Physical Therapy services
Performs screenings, specialized assessments and treatments on complex patients inpatients and outpatients with multiple medical diagnoses
Gathers, interprets and summarizes medical, evaluation and treatment information from a variety of sources into appropriate patient documentation according to department documentation policies
Makes developmental and/or age appropriate modifications in observation, evaluation and treatment methods/activities in order to evaluate/treat patients who may have difficult circumstances and multiple diagnoses
Orients, provides oversight, supervises and trains PTA's, junior staff, and students
Utilizes appropriate handling, transferring positioning, body mechanics and treatment techniques while treating a wide variety of patients
Demonstrates excellent communication skills (verbal and non-verbal) when interacting with patients, caregivers and other healthcare professionals
Takes responsibility for workflow and assignments in various clinical areas providing coverage when other staff members are absent
May be given some extra responsibilities for the following areas; safety, quality improvement, BSIS, infection control, orderliness, protocols, clinical equipment standards, and competencies
Accurately records and maintains clinical records, patient billing, statistics, and schedules
Demonstrates effective use of functional activities during PT evaluation and treatment
Must be flexible and take initiative when dealing with unexpected occurrences such as staff absences and fluctuating workloads
Able to represent the department on special assignments/tasks
Maintains an appropriate patient volume and productivity record
Communicates with supervisor regarding activities, progress, problems, etc.
Positively supports and participates in Department professional activities
Must have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Physical Therapy from an American accredited college or university, or foreign Physical Therapy program recognized by the State of Illinois for PT Licensure (Must provide official transcript at time of inteview)
Must have a current Illinois Physical Therapist license or be eligible to sit for the state board exam with confirmation letter (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must have a current CPR certification (Must provide proof at time of interview if already obtained)
Prior pediatric experience
Prior outpatient experience
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER