Physical Therapy Aide - Buffalo Grove (N), IL

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Mission Statement and Core Values

Athletico’s sole purpose is to provide exceptional, progressive, and cost-effective fitness, performance and rehabilitative services through personalized care that emphasizes education and prevention of future injury.  This is accomplished through building on our core values of patient/client satisfaction, accountability, teamwork and continuous improvement, which are the foundation for our unique culture.


Benefits offered with this part time position :


Pre-Tax & Roth 401K (for 21+)

Employee Assistance Program

Perks at Work discounts

Home & Auto insurance discounts

Pet insurance discounts

Student Loan Resources


Position Summary

The rehabilitation aide (equivalent to the rehabilitation technician and physical therapy aide positions) will assist the front office coordinators, physical therapists, and when applicable occupational therapists by performing requestedadministrative and clinical duties. They will greet patients as they arrive to the clinic and work alongside the physical therapist as well as the physical therapist assistants during therapy as applicable. These duties will be conducted in compliance with state practice act requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares patients for physical therapy treatments, assist the physical therapists during administration of treatments, and facilitates a safe and efficient flow of patient visits within the facility

Safeguards, motivates, and assists patients during clinician prescribed exercises and functional activities under the direct supervision of the clinical staff

Provides assistance with preparing hot/cold packs, and other modalities such as Ultrasounds, Electrical stimulation, etc.

Cleans work area, tables and equipment after each treatment

Inventories and requisitions supplies and equipment as requested

Washes linens/towels, folds and maintains linen cabinets

Maintaining restrooms and other areas such as windows as needed. Restocking or items such as paper towels, tissue paper, soap and supplies as applicable

Assists office coordinator with answering phones and scheduling appointments

Assist office coordinator with keeping track of both non‐medical and medical supplies for the clinic

Files and scans paper work including but not limited to charts as needed

Additional Responsibilities:

As applicable per location, could be responsible for urine and/or saliva collection for post offer drug screening


Job Requirements/Specifications


Education and Experience:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Previous Rehabilitation Aide or physical therapy aide experience preferred

High school graduate

Current enrollment in pre-professional or professional school preferred

Interest in health care field preferred (outpatient physical therapy, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistants)

Energetic and a team player


Able to demonstrate compassion toward patients

Complete tasks thoroughly

Basic knowledge of physical therapy related modalitiesequipment preferred


Essential Qualifications:   To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to consistently communicate a clear understanding of patients/clients expectations and adapt as appropriate to exceed their needs

Ability to focus attention on determining what can be done to make progress

Ability to develop personally and professionally

Ability to foster a sense of teamwork and cooperation while working with others

Ability to understand and determine priorities, effectively manage time and develop work plans in order to accomplish tasks and/or projects

Ability to motivate, develop, and mentor staff in order to optimize their performance

Ability to clearly organize and effectively convey information

Language Skills

Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently

Physical Demands:  The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear

Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include, but not limited to:  remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)

Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20-25 pounds 

Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)

Requires the ability to perform duties for all work shifts

Travel required


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Internal office

The noise level in the work environment is usually low


Athletico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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