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Physical Therapy Tech

Location: Barrington, Elgin & Algonquin, IL

Status: Full Time (hourly)

Days/Hours: Monday - Friday with varied hours, and Saturdays (as needed)

Summary

Responsible for supporting the PT/PTA in their daily productivity. Assists with supervising patients while exercising, putting on and removing hot / cold packs, removing electrodes, and general support to the therapists.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • May assist with treating all patients except Medicare under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist only
  • Paperwork must be co-signed by a Physical Therapist.
  • Assists Physical Therapists with assessing readiness to return to a sport.
  • May use all modalities, soft tissue work including massage as recommended by a Physical Therapist.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures including vacation, attendance/punctuality.
  • Attends meetings.
  • Current CPR and licensure
  • Schedules patients.
  • Completes required paperwork within recommended time frame (documentation and billing)
  • Instructs patients and family in an effective and professional manner.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures including vacation/time off, punctuality/attendance.
  • Maintain clean, safe working environment to facilitate quality of patient care, and efficient operations. (Including laundry).
  • Recommends appropriate supplies and equipment.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Participates in staff meetings.
  • Attends continuing education programs as approved by the Clinic Manager to ensure that treatment procedures are state of the art.
  • Assists in developing new programs.
  • Deals appropriately with co-worker or patient conflicts.
    • Utilizes appropriate communication techniques for internal/external customers (everyone)
    • Resolves issues with peers/utilizes manager as mediator/resource appropriately.
  • Proposes solutions to concerns/problems/issues.
  • Maintains positive behavior at work with internal/external customers.
  • Exhibits a willingness to adopt to changing environment including various locations.
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality.
  • Achieves goals and strives to improve quality.
  • Communicates with doctors in a timely manner regarding patient status changes or treatment questions.
  • Receives incoming telephone calls for clinic, obtains caller’s name, and forwards call to appropriate person or takes a message.
  • Greets patients and visitors in a polite and professional manner and provides information and assistance to them.
  • Schedules appointments, orders supplies as directed by the Clinic Manager, maintains waiting room, performs typing, assists with report generation, and other clerical duties.
  • Assists PT, PTA, ATC with evaluation room and gym preparation and clean up including contrast baths, ice cups, hydrocollator and freezer maintenance, removal of e-stim patches and cold packs.
  • Regulates flow of laundry as needed.


Education and/or Experience

Required:

  • Graduate from an accredited Athletic Training program
  • Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association
  • High School graduate or equivalent (for PT Tech)

Please complete an application, and email to:
Beth at bhovious@fvortho.com

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