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Physical Therapist POOL - Therapy-Acute - 141855

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--- Job SummaryThis position is responsible for the evaluation, planning, administration and supervision of Physical Therapy treatment in accordance with physician referral, state and national organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental policies and procedures.
This position demonstrates the clinical competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate to the age of the patients served.
Essential FunctionsEvaluates patient's functional abilities and limitations.
Determines if intervention is needed.
Establishes a plan of care and treatment goals.
Completes comprehensive evaluation within the established time frame set by the department.
Identifies and prioritizes key limiting factors.
Establishes treatment goals that are functional, measurable, patient related and reflects the key limiting factors.
Collaborates with patient and family/caregiver when setting goals.
Initiates discharge planning.
Recommends additions to or modifications of referring orders.
Implements individualized treatment plan with consideration to the patient's physical, social, spiritual, cultural, educational and age specific needs.
Provides skilled treatment in a safe manner.
Assesses ongoing effectiveness of treatment and modifies plan of care as indicated.
Involves patient and family/caregiver in the treatment and decision making process.
Provides ongoing education to physician, nurse, patient, family/caregiver, and interdisciplinary team.
Documents according to professional practice guidelines set by regulatory agencies.
Documents legibly.
Completes documentation within the established time frames of the department.
Documents evidence based and individualized treatment techniques/plan.
Documentation reflects skilled intervention and comprehensive assessment of the patient's progress or lack of progress.
Treatment goals are reassessed according to department policies.
Communicates pertinent patient information to ensure the best possible follow through of care.
Communicates evaluation/treatment results and patient progress to physicians, nurses, patient, family/caregiver, and interdisciplinary team.
Communicates in a clear and timely manner.
Accepts responsibility to contact physicians for routine or difficult problem solving to ensure optimal patient outcome.
Defends treatment rationale with standard practices and/or current literature.
Exhibits adaptability in assignments as it relates to caseload, scheduling, and staffing shifts.
Takes initiative to assist in other patient care areas and accepts responsibility for all patient care needs.
Demonstrates appropriate supervision and delegation of personnel to achieve safe delivery of quality cost effective patient care.
Supervision and delegation of the PTA, ATC, Therapy Technician and student complies with department policies and regulatory agencies.
Participates in the training and orientation of new personnel.
Assures competency of personnel, prior to delegation of task.
Department operational activities.
Attends department required meetings and/or follows up to obtain pertinent information.
Participates in departmental/facility process improvement.
Meets productivity standards set by the department.
Minimum QualificationsMust have graduated from an APTA accredited school of Physical Therapy, or equivalent.
Must possess a current Physical Therapy license within the State of practice.
BLS certification required.
Relates throughout the interview process their clinical competency, experience, training and education they have received that is required to perform the job.
Demonstrates through behaviors and answers to job related experiential questions.
Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting and experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Physical Therapist in the specialty areaMust have the ability to become proficient with computer software applications commonly used in an automated patient care environment.
Patient care equipment, evaluation tools, and therapeutic modalities.
Copier, multi-line feature telephone, fax machine, computer, pager, and miscellaneous office equipment.
Preferred QualificationsAdditional related education and/or experience preferred.


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