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Licensed Physical Therapist

Company: Top Nutrition & Performance, LLC
Location: Belleville
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Job Description:

Our facility is looking for a Licensed Physical Therapist to join our sports performance team. The ideal candidate is a compassionate, forward-thinking healer who excels at assessing patients' strengths and weaknesses and devising creative, but effective treatment plans. Our clients are athletes from youth through master's level, and come from diverse backgrounds.

The person hired for the Physical Therapist position would receive competitive pay, independence to grow as sports physical therapist, and be part of a multidisciplinary team. They will be responsible for coordinating with any healthcare professionals that are working with their patients and referring patients to specialists when appropriate. The right candidate is a patient, compassionate professional who encourages and inspires their patients to work toward recovery and greater mobility.

Responsibilities


  • Perform initial and ongoing physical therapy evaluations according to APTA standards of practice as well as state standards.

  • Develop Plan of Treatment for each patient based on initial and ongoing evaluations including short- and long-term goals, collaboration demands of other staff members, and required patient and caregiver involvement.

  • Implement Plan of Treatment on a consistent schedule and adjust this schedule and plan according to patient progress.

  • Document patient progress according to approved medical documentation and facility documentation procedures.

  • Evaluate mobility, strength and current level of patient function, while setting goals to improve in these areas that are scaled to patient abilities and realistically attainable.

  • Report patient progress to patient, patient caregivers and loved ones, facility staff and healthcare professionals involved in ongoing treatment/care of patients.

  • Develop a plan for patients following completion of their Plan of Treatment with appropriate services.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge through attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications, etc.



  • Assist other team members as needed to provide care and create a clean, orderly and effective environment for rehabilitation and physical therapy.

    Qualifications


    • Proven record of matching patient needs to treatment plans and proven record of implementing these plans safely and effectively.

    • Strong experience administering a wide range of physical therapy techniques.

    • Knowledge of responsible use of facility equipment, best practices for equipment use and preventative maintenance procedures.

    • Experience with recommending assistive equipment to outpatient or home health follow-up programs.

    • Experience with a wide range of patient age groups and injuries.

    • Knowledge of Occupational Therapy and an understanding of when these techniques can benefit patients.

    • A strong sense of empathy, a compassionate outlook on PT and the ability to motivate patients into pushing their limits in a responsible, safe way.

    • We are looking for someone with background in sports, who can provide physical therapy to patients and athletes in independent sports performance facility, and who has the following qualifications:

    • Doctorate Physical Therapy from a physical therapy program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association

    • Current Physical Therapy license in Illinois.

    • Current CPR/First Aid certification (with AED).

      Recommended Certifications: CSCS, and/or certifications from USAT, USAC, USATF.

Keywords: Top Nutrition & Performance, LLC, Belleville , Licensed Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Belleville, Illinois

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