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Physical Therapist (PT) - Spine

Company: Carle Health
Location: Urbana
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Evaluates and treats patients of all ages, modifying plan of care as appropriate. Serves as a role model in delivery of professional services and as a clinical resource for staff and students.


Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist (PT) License Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days.

New graduates will be considered.


  • Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients

    None Specified.

    Essential Functions:

    • Demonstrates ability to perform patient transfers with assistance as needed from bed, chair and floor, if applicable. Is aware of and demonstrates safe and appropriate body mechanics to reduce the risk of injury to self, staff and patients.
    • Demonstrates respect by treating our patients and each other with dignity and respect, being empathetic and caring, and staying fully engaged with those who need our services.
    • Designs an appropriate plan of care that integrates goals, treatment, outcomes, and discharge plan. Adjusts the care based on patient response and available evidence.
    • Educates patients, family, caregivers, students, and other health care providers using relevant and effective teaching methods.
    • Evaluates clinical findings to determine physical therapy diagnoses and outcomes of care.
    • Performs examination, selecting reliable and valid examination methods relevant to the chief complaint, results of screening, and history.
    • Produces documentation in accordance with the Clinical Process Policy (CTSCP67).
    • Screens patients using procedures to determine the effectiveness of and need fortherapy services, if appropriate.
    • Uses support personnel according to legal standards and ethical guidelines. Monitors the care delivered by support personnel and provides regular feedback.
      • Evaluates patients impairments related to orthopedic and neurologic conditions
      • Establishes a plan of care based on functional deficits and patients' goals
      • Completes objective testing for range of motion, strength, and performance of daily functional tasks
      • Completes daily documentation and charging in therapy EMR
      • Applies tape for stabilization, facilitation, or inhibition of movement
      • Completes therapeutic modalities as appropriate including ultrasound, interferential, iontophoresis
      • Communicates with referring provider on patient progress and treatment recommendations

        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

        Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Physical Therapist (PT) - Spine, Healthcare , Urbana, Illinois

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