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Physical Therapist (Elgin & Villa Park)

Full-time FULL_TIME



Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley


Send resume to:

Gina Coulter
Illinois US

Email: gcoulter@eastersealsdfvr.org

Download Posting: staff-physical-therapist-exempt-2019.pdf


The physical therapist is responsible for evaluating, planning, and implementing physical therapy services as prescribed by a referring physician and in accordance with Center’s policies and procedures.  In addition, he/she is expected to participate (voluntarily or upon request) in the manning of existing Center programs and the development of new Center programs.

This position is ideal for a new graduate with starting salary at $56,000 with a sign-on bonus.

Basic Responsibilities:

I. Ethical Standards of Practice

A. Delivers services consistent with established Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley Mission, Values, and Philosophy.
B. Maintains patient confidentiality and respects the rights and dignity of all individuals.
C. Adhere to Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley Code of Ethics.  Comply with all Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
D. Complies with current APTA Code of ethics, state licensure laws, and all prevailing Federal, State and local laws.

II. Evaluations          

A. Screens, consults and/or evaluates patients upon request/referral and appropriate authorization.
B. Performs evaluations/screenings per Center policy and procedure under the formats of:  
         i.      IDE
         ii.     Single discipline
C. In performing evaluations
         i.      Reviews relevant reports to facilitate assessment
         ii.     Selects appropriate evaluation tools and implements them, as indicated
         iii.    Makes appropriate recommendations from evaluation results
         iv.    Documents patient evaluation findings in accordance with Center policy.                                                                        

III. Administration of Therapy

A. Establishes a Treatment Plan from initial evaluation.
B. Administers program effectively:

  1. Utilizes appropriate treatment procedures and techniques.
  2. Adapts treatment to patient’s abilities and needs.
  3. Identifies resources and integrates information on resources into program planning and implementation.

C. Continually evaluates, predicts program outcomes and updates Treatment Plan based upon client’s/family’s changing needs.
D. Provides appropriate client and family education and training.
E. When appropriate, acts in coordination with other therapies as a team member in the planning of each client’s therapy program.
F. Communicates with other internal and external team members, referring physician, and other relevant stakeholders as authorized by client family/legal guardian.
G. Serves as client case manager, when assigned.
H. Establishes the discharge/transition plan and refers client to other services/programs, as needed.

More information in job posting document.


  1. Must have a degree or a certificate in physical therapy from a school approved by CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education).
  2. Must be licensed or license eligible as defined by the Illinois Physical Therapy Act.
  3. Must have Early Intervention Certification or be eligible.
  4. Maintain current CPR certification.

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