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Company: UChicago Medicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Join UChicago Medicine as a Physical Therapist II (Registry.)


University of Chicago Medicine's therapy and rehabilitation services specialize in the treatment of injuries and disorders — particularly those sustained by trauma, orthopaedic or neurological injury, burns, cancer or wounds. We also offer therapeutic recreation for eligible patients. Our mission is to provide superior therapy services to all persons referred in a compassionate, competent and effective manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality.


In this role, the Physical Therapist  performs physical therapy services/procedures in one of the clinical divisions of the practice on an as needed basis.


Essential Job Functions

  • Evaluates patients utilizing  advanced test and measurements; to determine the physical therapy problem/level of function and the expected discharge environment

  • Promotes and has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychosocial and developmental needs of neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients

  • Establishes PT interventions based upon the  examination and evaluation ; patient/family, referring practitioner and therapist goals

  • Competently performs physical therapy services, utilizing the advanced techniques and procedures

  • Instructs patients/families in home programs

  • Coordinates  patient care with other members of patient's health care team

  • Provides for continuity of patient care through written and verbal communication with team members and other treating disciplines, especially in preparation for planned absences

  • Demonstrates effective time management; achieves designated productivity standard
  • Documents findings; progress, procedures performed within timeframes  required
  • Consults re. PT services; with faculty, house staff and other disciplines

  • Attends rounds, conferences  as assigned; reports on patient status and recommends patient discharge environment

  • Performs other duties as requested by management
  • Complies with QC/QI standards/monitors


Required Qualifications

  • CPR:  BLS certification as healthcare provider

  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care which is age specific/appropriate for the types of patients served

  • Basic computer knowledge /skills to access and complete  patient  care documentation

  • Appropriate interpersonal skills to enable positive interactions with patients/families, the multidisciplinary team and external contacts

  • Has completed at least one clinical internship in acute care setting, preferably at UCM, for a minimum of 8 weeks

  • Graduation from an approved physical therapy school with Bachelor's, Masters or Doctorate entry level degree in P.T.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Current physical therapy license in the State of Illinois


 Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: PRN 0.1 FTE
  • Shift: 8 hr. Day
  • Unit/Department: Physical Therapy
  • CBA Code: Non-Union 

Must comply with UCMC's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

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