Physical Therapist I
Chicago, IL  / Skokie, IL 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

Day (United States of America)


Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park - Clark

Job Description

General Summary:

The Level I staff member assumes responsibility and accountability for a designated group of patients and organizes, performs and modifies therapy programs based upon a thorough evaluation of each patient and best practice methods.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Evaluates each assigned patient in terms of current or potential problems pertaining to physical therapy, meeting or exceeding established clinical pathways and protocols for best practice. Seeks guidance in this area as appropriate.

  • Establishes age specific plan of care and functional goals based on evaluation results, and regularly incorporates other disciplines, patient/family, into treatment planning, documenting the patient/family/caregiver's understanding of goals, explaining rationale and methods necessary to carry out treatments. Seeks guidance in this area as appropriate.

  • Consistently re-evaluates effectiveness of ongoing treatment plan, instituting appropriate changes in care plan. Seeks guidance in this area as appropriate.

  • Assesses educational needs of the patient, family, caregiver and provides education to meet those needs.

  • Participates in clinics, rounds, meetings, in-services, annual competencies, MYR, departmental process improvement projects and conferences, as assigned.

  • Collaborates and communicates appropriately with families, physicians, other rehabilitation staff, nurse case managers, and others within and outside the Lurie Children's system.

  • Upgrades own knowledge in pediatric care. Actively participates in inservices, including planning educational activities for the team as assigned.

  • Meets required departmental productivity standards.

  • Participates in supervision/instruction of students as assigned. Participates in orientation of new staff and support staff as assigned.

  • Supports organizational change initiatives; adapting to a rapidly changing health care environment.

  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.

  • Other job functions as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Current License or proof of eligibility and submission for license in the State of Illinois.

  • Successful graduation a discipline specific accredited program.

  • Certification in CPR from the American Heart Association by having completed the BLS AED Heartsaver Course.


Bachelor's Degree: Physical Therapy (Required)

(BLS) - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association

Benefit Statement

For full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:

Medical, dental and vision insurance

Employer paid group term life and disability

Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account

Flexible Spending Accounts

Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave

403(b) with a 5% employer match

Various voluntary benefits:

  • Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability

  • Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan servicing and support

  • Adoption benefits

  • Backup Childcare and Eldercare

  • Employee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family members

  • Discount on services at Lurie Children's facilities

  • Discount purchasing program

There's a Place for You with Us

At Lurie Children's we embrace and celebrate diversity and equity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints - recognizing that diverse identities strengthen our workplace and the care we can provide to the Chicago community and beyond. We treat everyone fairly, appreciate differences, and make meaningful connections that foster belonging and allyship. This is a place where you can be your best, so we can give our best to the patients and families who trust us with their care.

Lurie Children's and its affiliatesare equal employment opportunity employers. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, order of protection status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Support email:

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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