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Home Health PT in Illinois at Athletico

Date Posted: 2/27/2019

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Job Description

Athletico’s sole purpose is to provide exceptional, progressive, and cost-effective fitness, performance and rehabilitative services through personalized care that emphasizes education and prevention of future injury. This is accomplished through building on our core values of patient/client satisfaction, accountability, teamwork and continuous improvement, which are the foundation for our unique culture.

We service the following counties in Illinois: Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and eastern Grundy counties. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide physical therapy services to client according to a physician’s written orders. This may include, but is not limited to the following: Assess and evaluate; therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status; Develop a plan of care and treatment making sure plan of care is consistent with assessment; Participate in the development of the client’s total plan of treatment; Assess the home environment especially as it relates to fall risk and interventions and home safety; Assess for muscle strength, mobility, gait, and range of motion; Assess for potential for rehabilitation; Assess for pain as appropriate for client; Direct physical therapy treatment; Select appropriate assistive devices; Provide gait training as required; Develop home exercise program as needed; Instruct client and family or caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances; Report client’s response to treatment or changes in condition to the home health agency, Athletico and physician.
  • Initiates physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family members and caregivers in specific phases of physical therapy with which they may assist with the client care.
  • Instructs other personnel and/or family members and caregivers on the goals of the physical therapy program.
  • Participates in client case conferences.
  • Teach/educates client in the use of prosthetic device as required.
  • Assists in identifying client and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and reports these needs to the appropriate home healthcare agency.
  • Prepares and submits clinical visit documentation and progress summaries based on identified and attained goals. A copy of the summaries will be submitted to the appropriate home health agency and Athletico

  • Participates in discharge planning.
  • Provides in-service education for agency personnel, as needed.
  • Supervises physical therapy assistant(s), if needed, in accordance with organization policy and state regulations.
  • Assures compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations. 



Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Degree from an accredited physical therapy program (approved by the APTA)
  • Current Physical Therapy license in good standing
  • Minimum of one year of physical therapy experience
  • Home health experience preferred
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Current CPR certification
  • Proof of a negative TB test
  • Current and valid driver’s license
  • Current and valid automobile insurance


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