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Physical Therapist

Company: Westside Children's Therapy
Location: Joliet
Posted on: May 3, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing safe and effective physical therapy services in an Outpatient Pediatric Clinic setting. The Physical Therapist evaluates, analyzes, selects and applies goal directed interventions for the treatment or prevention of impairments/functional limitations in order to achieve treatment goals and long lasting positive outcomes. Essential Functions: Prepare and implement treatment plans for pediatric clients, from birth to age 18 Identify and implement therapeutic interventions that help develop client's gross motor skills, self care skills, and more Assess clients for adaptations and use of special equipment when necessary Adjust communication patterns to the age and level of understanding of the client. This may sometimes include nonverbal means of communication Provide support, modeling, and coaching to the clients' family enabling them to foster the behaviors and practices implemented in treatment Prepare and complete detailed documentation and records of evaluations and treatments Complete documentation required for billing in accordance with policy Collaborate with team members from other disciplines to best support client's needs Maintain targeted caseload hours of 28 therapy per week Required Education, Experience and Credentials: Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from an accredited physical therapy education program Successfully pass the National Board for Certification in Physical Therapy PT licensure or license eligible, in the state of Illinois CPR Certification required within 90 days of hire Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong verbal and written communication skills Passion for working with children with a variety of diagnoses Competence with a variety of computer applications Creative mindset for making treatment plans Comfortable persona to better develop relationships with children and their families Personal Attributes: Prioritizes, plans, and manages work activities and competing demands in a strategic and thoughtful manner. Flexible and adaptive, accepts recommendations for change and implements new programs in a positive, professional manner. Expresses interest and enthusiasm for teaching and learning Serves as a positive role model for colleagues. Demonstrates flexibility, cooperation and sound judgment. Development mindset - strives for personal growth Client advocate, puts clients care, concern and well being first. Work Environment and Physical Demands: Able to receive training in, and implement, de-escalation skills for clients Ability to lift or carry 30-50 lbs Ability to work in a variety of positions, including on the floor during highly skilled, hands-on therapy Travel Requirements Some travel within assigned region for training, meetings and supporting client coverage needs.

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Pay: $78,284.00 - $83,606.00 per yearBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Continuing education credits Dental insurance Disability insurance Employee assistance program Employee discount Flexible schedule Flexible spending account Health insurance Health savings account License reimbursement Life insurance Opportunities for advancement Paid time off Professional development assistance Referral program Tuition reimbursement Vision insuranceby Jobble

Keywords: Westside Children's Therapy, Joliet , Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Joliet, Illinois

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