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Physical Therapist

Methodist Health System locationFremont, NE
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Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • The Physical Therapist (PT) restores patient's function, alleviates pain, and prevents disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed physical therapy.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Successful completion of a Physical Therapy bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctorate degree from a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited program required.

    • License/Certifications
      • An unrestricted Nebraska Physical Therapy License required.
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

    • Experience
      • For inpatient and outpatient, 3 years of experience preferred.
      • Electronic Medical Record entry experience preferred.

    • Skills
      • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required.
      • Basic computer knowledge including proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
      • Must be able to travel between clinic and home locations if required.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Physical
      • Frequently stand/walk.
      • Occasional Stair Climbing.
      • Frequently lift/handle/carry moderate weight (20 to 50 lbs.).
      • Frequent hand use.
      • Frequent grasping, forceful gripping, pinching.
      • Ability to safely operate mechanical lifts and transfer devices.
      • Ability to manipulate various tools requiring adequate eye/hand and fine motor coordination.
      • Occasional squatting and stooping.

    • Environmental
      • In inpatient and outpatient settings, indoor environment with frequent exposure to mild discomfort from dust, fumes, temperature, and noise.

    • Hazards
      • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Category 1: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues, and other potentially infectious materials.
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I
       

      • Evaluate a wide variety of patient types and identify physical dysfunction and functional capabilities to facilitate appropriate treatment of patients.
        • Performs patient evaluation on initial visit and follows guideline recommendations to establish treatment plan from evaluation.
        • Review medical records to assist in the evaluation process and contacts attending physician to gather information as needed.
        • For each diagnosis, chooses appropriate tests and measures and utilizes appropriate outcome tool.

           
        • Functional and appropriate goals are set with realistic time frames. Patient and families are included in goal planning.
        • Ongoing re-evaluation is evidenced in documentation over the course of a week or as indicated for patient condition / status.
        • Assess needs for additional interdisciplinary services and refers patients for these services.



           

      • Establish and implement patient focused treatment program with regular follow-up to achieve maximum functional improvement with efficiency.
        • Treatment plan is based on objective evaluations and achievable short and long term goals with time frames and direction toward desired outcome.

           
        • Treatment plans are appropriate for patient diagnosis and constantly re-evaluated for effectiveness.
        • Ongoing re-assessment is evident in documentation and is addressed by modifying the plan of care.
        • Content and frequency of the program are adjusted as the patients condition or status warrants.

           
        • Coordinates treatments with interdisciplinary services as needed.

      • Patient documentation is thorough and timely, enhancing communication and ensuring completion of Medical Record.
        • In accordance with policy, efficiently completes initial evaluation, progress notes, discharge summary and patient progress reports.

           
        • Documentation accurately reflects services provided, patient response and progress.
        • Updates physician both verbally and in writing as to the progress of the patient prior to discharge or the next physician office visit.

           
        • Follows criteria for quality documentation as outlined by guidelines including all requirements (surgeries, signatures, allergies).




           

      • Provides patient education to facilitate patient rehabilitation.
        • Education is evidenced by either documentation, written handout or direct observation.

           
        • When possible, patient will convey understanding of key principles, precautions and instructions by demonstration.

           
        • Utilizes the services of interpreters, child-life specialists, etc to assist with instruction as needed or requested.




           

      • Patient billing is appropriate and accurately reflects the services provided for each therapy session to reflect accurate billing of services.
        • Responsible for identifying appropriate charges based on treatment rendered.




           

      • Participates in the clinical instruction of students to facilitate their education and promote the profession and department.
        • Provides supervision and guidance appropriate for each student, to ensure appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients as well as educational outcome of the student.

           
        • Complies with school/department requirements for supervision/feedback.




           

      • Assists with program development, including department programs, when indicated to assist with the development of marketing strategies and provide input to the coordinators of these programs.
        • Attends meetings and fosters excellence by demonstration of current knowledge base and participation with program development to achieve goals.

           
        • Participates in community education through speaking engagements, covering health fairs or other events as needed.

           
        • Develops physician and staff relationships.

           
        • Participates and assists with marketing strategies as needed.




           

      • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
        • Practices hand hygiene per policy.
        • Demonstrates knowledge of personal protective equipment and the appropriate time to don/doff.
        • Understand universal precautions and bloodbourne pathogens safety.
        • Understanding of all other policies and procedures relating to infection-control.

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of Treatment, as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.

      • Demonstrates responsibility with all job related duties.
        • Takes accountability to cover all assigned shifts.

           
        • Consistently clocks in and out at appropriate times correctly using KRONOS.
        • Accepts responsibility for actions and consequences.




           

      • Attitude and communication approach reflects the core values of the Rehab department.
        • Listens carefully, checks on understanding before responding and accepts and offers feedback.

           
        • Proactively seeks solutions to challenges within the work environment.

           
        • Adapts, without difficulty, to changes in assignment and environment.

    • Essential Functions II
       

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Living our Values and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.





























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