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Physical Therapist Job

Job Number: 79003553728

Location: Galesburg, IL

Date Posted: 8-10-2017

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a part-time (2 hours per week) Physical Therapist to join our team of healthcare professionals at the Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg, Illinois.


The Physical Therapist is responsible for the evaluation, assessment and documentation of individual treatment plans.  Considerable independence must be used along with the responsibility and accountability that exist in the interpretation of physicians' orders, patient assessment and the exercise of professional judgment.


  1. Perform physical assessment and examination including range of motion, measure of strength, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor functions.
  2. Provide treatments and procedures according to physician orders.
  3. Determine patient's ability to be independent and reintegrate into the community or workplace after injury or illness.
  4. Develop treatment plans describing a treatment strategy.
  5. Formulate short and long term goals and implement treatment plans to meet patient goals.
  6. Document all patient interaction, treatment and outcome for quality patient care.
  7. Maintain written records and reports as necessary.
  8. Participate in staff meetings, department continuing education, and other employee meetings. 

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.


Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmate patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.


LICENSING: Illinois State Physical Therapist license

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.

EDUCATION: Degree from an accredited Physical Therapist program

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of clinical experience preferred.



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