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Physical Therapist Assistant- Inpatient/Acute Care Part-Time Days $2,500 Sign on Bonus

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Lake Forest Hospital Job REQID 63209 Job Function Rehabilitation/Wellness Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


Rehabilitation Services at Northwestern Medicine is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team within our growing, nationally recognized health system that provides world-class care at 10 hospitals and more than 200 locations in communities throughout Chicago, the suburbs and northern Illinois. Together with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we are pushing boundaries in innovative care delivery, training the next generation of rehabilitation specialists, and pursuing excellence in patient care. 

Rehabilitation Services values building relationships with our patients and their families, understanding the needs of our clinical and non-clinical staff, and providing opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and program development. Our integration with hospitals and clinics across Northwestern Medicine make it possible for us to serve more patients, closer to where they live and work. While each of our locations has a unique story, Rehabilitation Services at Northwestern Medicine is unified under one mission – Patients First.

The Physical Therapist Assistant reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

**This is a Part time position at 31 hours per week at Lake Forest Hospital.  Sign on bonus of $2.500 offered for this position. **


  • Implements plan of care established by primary therapist; makes suggestions for modification based upon patient response.
  • Stays current and knowledgeable regarding therapeutic exercise, functional activities, manual techniques, splinting/adaptive equipment, and modalities.
  • Communicates plan of care to patient, family and medical personnel.
  • Communicates unexpected responses or non-progression to primary therapist in a timely manner.
  • Gives input regarding treatment and goal progression for re-examination.
  • Maintains accurate, thorough and timely documentation in accordance with department policy; consistently meets chart audit standards.
  • Utilizes age-appropriate teaching methods based upon learning needs of the patient; utilizes a variety of teaching tools (models, charts, handouts, etc).
  • Plans and communicates need for discharge to patient, family, primary therapist and medical personnel in a timely fashion; reviews and finalizes exercise and home techniques for independent care; initiates and follows up on recommendations for self management/continuation of care.
  • Functions within time frame of daily schedule demonstrating compliance with current policy and procedures; keeps work areas safe and clean.
  • Develops, coordinates, and/or participates in programs related to Lake Forest Hospital Organization.
  • Sets forth challenging professional goals and follows through on those goals; actively participates in quality and PI efforts.
  • Performs professional duties cognizant of multiple regulatory policies; meets all departmental and hospital-wide requirements for regulatory and corporate compliance.
  • Adapts schedule based on clinic needs; maintains a positive attitude; provides assistance to co-workers and patients; utilizes non-patient treatment time effectively.
  • Contacts referral sources to promote positive relationships with Lake Forest Hospital Rehab Services department.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Graduated from an Accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program
  • Current Illinois license as a Physical Therapist Assistant
  • BLS through American Heart Association

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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