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Physical Therapist (School)

Maxim Healthcare Services • Rockton, IL

Posted 9 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
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Health Care, Professional Services

Job Description




Maxim Healthcare Services is looking for a Physical Therapist / PT to plan and administer treatment programs to assist students with various mental and physical disabilities. The Physical Therapist / PT will provide services that will help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of students suffering from injuries or disease in the school setting.  The ideal Physical Therapist / PT candidate’s priority should be to restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health.

Responsibilities:

•        The selected professional will be expected to provide specialized professional therapy during the entire year as outlined in each student’s IEP with the understanding that the goal of the school based

•        Physical Therapist is to support and maximize educational participation in class.

•        PT is provided to enhance sensory-motor responses and to develop functional motor control, focusing on gross motor and ambulatory skills.

•        The PT will also be expected to perform evaluations including observation of the student in school settings and home settings, if required. Formal reports are written based on standardized testing and observation.

•        The Physical Therapist will also review reports from other Physical Therapists and make recommendations based on the report. When deemed appropriate, the Physical Therapist will provide informal appraisals of student needs as a member of the IEP Team and/or IR&S Committee.

•        When deemed appropriate, goals and objectives for intervention will be developed and input into the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).

•        The Physical Therapist can provide direct or consultative service. Direct services include individual, small group session, or integrated in-class activities. Consultative services include, but are not limited to observation of the student, review of work samples, consultation with parents and teachers, and participation in meetings and as needed, to recommend equipment/materials and obtain measurements for equipment in a timely manner to assist the district in obtaining competitive quotes for necessary specialized equipment/materials.

Qualifications:

  • Current license as a Registered Physical Therapist in the state of practice.
  • Minimum of one year experience in an acute care facility, outpatient setting, community health service or home health agency in the past two years preferred.
  • Current CPR card
  • Current Health Physical per state regulation 
  • Current PPD or Chest X-Ray.
Benefits
At Maxim Healthcare Services, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 

Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, travel nursing, and population health and wellness services across the United States. As an established community partner, we have been making a difference in the lives of our employees, caregivers, and patients for more than 30 years. Our commitment to customer service, improving patient care, and staffing experienced healthcare professionals has paved the way for many rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare industry.  

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Job ID: 454725
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