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The physical therapist provides safe and effective physical therapy services to persons impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or development disability, and/or the aging process. The physical therapist evaluates, analyzes, selects, and applies goal directed interventions for the treatment or prevention of impairments/functional limitations to achieve maximum independence. The physical therapist has the ultimate responsibility for the provision of services including the supervision of physical therapy support personnel.

  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients and provides physical therapy evaluations and treatments in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.
  • Selects, administers and adapts the content of patient evaluations according to the APTA Standards of Practice.
  • Interprets evaluation results to identify patient impairments and functional limitations.
  • Establishes functional, objective and measureable goals in accordance with the patient goals, level of function, age, length of stay and discharge disposition.
  • Assumes responsibility and is accountable for the care of those patients being treated by physical therapist assistants and students.
  • Reevaluates the patient, continually, and modifies or discontinues the plan accordingly.
  • Appropriately selects, applies, and modifies treatment interventions to insure achievement of treatment goals and provides patient/family teaching.
  • Terminates service when maximum benefit is achieved. Completes a comprehensive discharge plan based on diagnosis, support, physical and cognitive strengths and limitations, and goal attainment.
  • Makes appropriate and judicious use of doubled, group and/or joint treatment sessions.
  • Maintains productivity level of direct patient care, as outlined by Marianjoy policy.
  • Maintains treatment area, equipment and supply inventory.
  • Schedules and prioritizes workload.
  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and non-verbally, with patients and caregivers at levels appropriate to their age, cognitive status and language abilities and informs them of necessary information related to diagnosis, functional level and potential outcomes.
  • Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professionals.
  • Documents, on an ongoing basis, services provided, responses to services, and changes in status relative to the plan of care.
  • Instructs patients and family regarding functional activities, home programs, and equipment use.
Instruction and Supervision
  • Participates in the fieldwork education process by establishing a supportive environment that facilitates the pursuits of learning while supervising physical therapy students.
  • Delegates appropriate tasks and provides supervision for the physical therapist assistant and student according to Marianjoy policy and procedures, state licensure laws, and APTA Standards of Practice.
  • Supervises, mentors and provides education/instruction to facilitate professional growth of the physical therapist assistant and other physical therapists.
  • Educates and provides consultation to consumers and the general public regarding the roles of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant, as well as prevention and wellness services, including screenings and health promotion.
Performance Improvement
  • Assists in performance improvement and supports development activities.
  • Contributes to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the department.
  • Communicates suggestions related to opportunities for improvement and maintaining positive relations with all customers.
Professional Development
  • Identifies personal professional strengths and weaknesses and assumes responsibility for professional growth.
  • Participates in internal and external continuing education opportunities and shares learning with Marianjoy staff.
Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Rotates services assigned based on census at home/program site.
  • Complies with and adjusts to policy and procedure changes within the program/site and Marianjoy.
Patient Safety
  • Based on patient’s cognitive, physical, age and functional limitations, utilizes safe & appropriate guarding techniques and assistive/adaptive devices.
  • Maintains knowledge of Marianjoy and partners’ policies and procedures concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warnings, and general safety.
Ethical Standards of Practice
  • Delivers services consistent with the established Marianjoy Mission and Philosophy.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and respects the rights and dignity of all individuals.
  • Complies with current APTA Code of Ethics, and state licensure laws.

MSS Expectations:

  • Must work a minimum of 192 hrs/year
  • Must work 24 hours per weekend rotation (totaling 96/year)
  • Must work 1 summer and winter holiday
  • Must be CPR certified
  • Completion of all annual mandatory education.



  • Bachelors Degree: Degree from a school of Physical Therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is required.
  • Two to three years of previous work experience delivering physical therapy services in a program and environment similar to Marianjoy is preferred. New graduates may be qualified if clinical fieldwork experience is applicable and supervision by an experience physical therapist is available.     
  • Maintenance of a license to practice Physical Therapy in the state of Illinois (or licensure application on file with the State Department of Professional Regulation) is required.

  • Maintains current CPR certification.
  • Applicable assessment and treatment knowledge of preferred practice patterns related to various patient populations.

  • Understanding of state, federal, and professional practice laws, regulations, and licensing requirements.

  • Basic proficiency with a computer keyboard is required.

  • Above average written and verbal communication skills.

  • Flexibility and ability to manage work in a changing environment.

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