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Rush University Medical Center Physical Therapist - Full-time, 1st shift, Rehabilitation in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Physical Therapist - Full-time, 1st shift, Rehabilitation


Physical Therapy




Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Physical Therapy

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Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Full time 1st shift, Physical Therapist t o be part of our Physical Therapy: Rehabilitation Department at Rush University Medical Center!

General Summary:

The Physical Therapist provides evidence-based direct and indirect physical therapy services to all patients referred to the department, promoting excellence with the delivery of care. Each therapist exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values of care and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Executes a thorough patient evaluation, obtaining and interpreting data necessary to support a physical therapy diagnosis

  • Provides an evidenced base plan of care for treatment, including functional goals and methods to achieve said goals.

  • Adapts treatment environment, tools, equipment, and activities according to the needs of the individual.

  • Monitors the individual's response to treatment interventions and modifies treatment and plan as indicated.

  • Terminates patient services when maximum benefit or goals have been achieved.

  • Monitors own performance and identify supervisory needs.

  • Maintains treatment area, equipment, and supply inventory as required.

  • Documents completely per Epic standards using point of care method, following standards established for each clinical area.

  • Demonstrates effective teaching and communication skills, especially as related for patient and family education and ability to use Epic for timely and accurate patient billing.

  • Strives to meet all benchmarking standards for hours worked/units billed.

  • Participates in all quality improvement projects and available professional and community activities

  • Identifies and pursues own professional growth and development.

  • Supports and demonstrates a team approach with other disciplines.

  • Functions according to the APTA guidelines, the Illinois Physical Therapy Practice Act and standards of the profession.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Current and active Illinois Physical Therapy license required

  • Maintains with supporting minimum of 20CEUs/year

  • Graduate of CAPTE accredited physical therapy program.

  • Has active CPR certification for BLS

  • Basic computer skills

  • Team oriented, can-do attitude, actively demonstrates respect for all persons

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics .