Out Patient Physical Therapist Lymphedema in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 12/3/2022

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Job Description


1.      Evaluates the patient’s functional abilities/disabilities including range of motion and muscle testing. Through assessment and testing procedures establishes a patient’s functional baseline measurement to be used throughout treatment as a gauge of progress and physical improvement.

2.      In accordance with patient evaluations, establishes treatment plans which specify objective treatment goals and the treatment modalities that will assist the patient to regain function, increase strength and decrease pain. Modifies treatment plans as the patient’s condition changes.

3.      Performs physical, electrical, mechanical and heat treatments including but not limited to facilitation, strengthening and mobilization exercises, gait training, prosthetic training, massage, cervical and pelvic traction, ultrasound, hot pack application, Jobst RX, transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation, whirlpool; pulsed lavage, iontophoresis; biofeedback, trains patient with DL/adaptive equipment and in an appropriate home exercise program.

4.      Supervises treatments provided by physical therapist assistants. Reviews treatment plans and patient progress with fellow treatment team members. Instructs and supervises ancillary personnel in the proper technique/treatment.

5.      As necessary discusses treatment plans and patient progress with the physician.  Consults with social services/case management, home health agencies, and the patients’ families regarding discharge planning; Including but not limited to: the regimen of home treatment, the patient’s physical level of independence, and level of nursing care needed.

6.      Instructs and trains the patient/family or other responsible person in home exercises

7.      Documents the patient’s treatment and progress in patient’s chart (or outpatient records) indicating the condition in relation to their established medical goals. Completes Medicare records and progress notes.  Co-signs physical therapist assistants’ documentation.

8.      Schedules patients,   Indicates patient treatments on billing tickets.

9.      Provides in-services concerning physical therapy to out patient  staff and/or the community in physical therapy.

10.  Keeps abreast of developments in the physical therapy field and incorporates the approved developments in treatment and the evaluation plan.

11.  Assists in Quality Improvement monitoring and analysis.

12.  Meets department productivity measures.

13.  Conforms to the established Standards of Behavior.

14.  Other duties as assigned.


1.      Current state of Illinois licensure as a physical therapist.

2.      Lymphedema certified PT

3.      A Bachelor’s Degree or certificate in Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association approved school which would provide an understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology and physics necessary to assess patient condition and develop treatment plans and goals.

4.      The interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with patients and all levels of hospital personnel.

5.      The analytical ability required to evaluate a patient’s progress and response to treatment and to plan and adjust treatment plans.

6.      The ability to effectively and accurately operate all department equipment related to physical therapy treatments.