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Physical Therapist

Northwest Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Chicago Full-Time
$65,000.00/ year
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About Northwest Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine:

A leader in orthopaedic care located in Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs for over 30 years, we are committed to excellence, both yours and ours.

Our team of experienced physicians and physical therapists provides leading-edge orthopaedic care with an emphasis on sports medicine. Our company specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. By integrating the doctrine of prevention in our treatment plans, we also strive to put an end to future problems before they begin.

Job Title: Full-Time Physical Therapist

Position Information: The Physical Therapist position will be responsible for managing a primarily orthopaedic outpatient population, with patients’ ages ranging from adolescent to active geriatric.  The clinic maintains a very reasonable caseload with each therapist seeing one to two patients per hour. There is excellent resources, up-to-date equipment, and support available. Clinic emphasis is on quality one on one care. Experience working in outpatient orthopaedics is a plus for this position, but not necessary.

Job Duties for this Role:

  • Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical therapy treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Perform and document an initial evaluation, using the data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis.
  • Evaluate the effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatment to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Administer a treatment plan with re-evaluations throughout to modify the treatment plan to progress patients towards functional goals.
  • Instruct patients and family members in the treatment procedures that will need to be continued at home.
  • Confer with the patient, the medical practitioners, and other appropriate individuals involved in the patient’s care to plan; implement and assess the intervention plan.
  • Review physician’s referral/prescription and patient’s medical records to help determine the diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
  • Record the patient’s prognosis, treatment, response to treatment, and progress towards functional goals in the EMR system. 
  • Obtain the patient’s informed consent to proposed interventions.
  • Discharge patients’ when goals or projected outcomes have been attained or when therapy is no longer progressing towards functional goals.  
  • Be able to provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
  • Test and measure the strength, sensory perception, motor control, and function of the patient’s; record data as appropriate.
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for re-evaluation.
  • Inform the patient when evaluation reveals findings outside of the scope of physical therapy practice and refer the patient to an appropriate practitioner.
  • Direct and supervise appropriate supporting personnel, delegating specific tasks appropriately to them, and establish and maintain open and proper lines of communication.
  • Uses resources of the clinic (equipment, space, support personnel) appropriately, and recognizes when resources may need to be re-allocated to serve client needs and clinic workflow.
  • Administer treatment involving the application of physical agents.
  • Complete all training as is necessary to maintain compliance and working knowledge of EMR system to ensure production of appropriate documentation.
  • Finishes documentation in a complete and timely manner.


REPORTS TO: Physical Therapy Team Leader and/or The Office/Operations Manager

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for managing a primarily Orthopedic outpatient population, with patients’ ages ranging from adolescent to active geriatric; will also act as a liaison between patient and other members of the patient’s care team.


·  A degree in Physical Therapy from an APTA Accredited University

·  Must be licensed in the State of Illinois or eligible for licensure in the State of Illinois

·  Solid Work History

·  Good Work Ethic

·  Must have or be eligible for NPI number


·  Having a complete understanding of orthopedic injuries, confidant evaluation skills, and a complete understanding of orthopedic protocols for acute, chronic and post-surgical rehabilitation.

·  Have a thorough understanding of the job tasks that are performed within a company and be able to recognized safety issues.

·   Develop a line of communication when dealing with an employee incident (i.e., workplace accident) including union stewards, worker compensation representatives, safety managers and the treating medical professional.

·  Become familiar and knowledgeable in regards to the company’s established safety guidelines in additional to familiarization of OSHA guidelines, OSHA reporting, and any corporate injury reporting procedures.

Skills required

Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Critical Care
Emergency Departments
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