Physical Therapy Resident
Full Time Days
The Physical Therapist Resident is a fully licensed Physical Therapist who is expected to perform basic physical therapy services/procedures, while participating in a structured program of advanced training in Orthopedic Physical Therapy or Pediatric Physical Therapy practice. The ultimate purpose of this position is to enhance the therapist's competence in a specialty area of PT practice. He/she will be providing PT services to a selected patient population.
Graduation from an approved physical therapy school. Entry level degree as required by licensing standard (post baccalaureate, masters, or Doctorate in Physical Therapy). CPR Certification. Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care which is age specific/appropriate for the types of patients served. Basic computer knowledge /skills needed for patient care, advancing education, and research applications. Appropriate interpersonal skills to enable positive interactions with patients/families, the multidisciplinary, faculty, and external contacts. Declared ambition to become an American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties clinical specialist in pediatric or orthopedic area of PT practice. The willingness and acknowledgement that participation in the residency will take self directed initiatives and study outside of defined work schedule to accomplish all required tasks. Strongly encouraged to have minimum 16 weeks of clinical exposure to patients in declared area of specialty (including clinical rotation or volunteer experience).LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
- Current physical therapy license in the State of Illinois, CPR Certification
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