Physical Therapist

ID: 1724
Department: Rehabilitation Services
Location: Bartlett Regional Hospital
Employment Status: Casual
Daily Hours Worked: As needed
Describe Work Schedule: Casual. Fill in when busy.
Pay Range:

Description

JOB TITLE:  Staff Physical Therapist

 

DEPARTMENT/S:  Physical Rehabilitation

 

FLSA:   Non-exempt                                                   UNION:          Yes     

 

JOB SUMMARY: 

The physical therapist uses exercise and modalities in the treatment of pain and movement disorders to help restore normal movement and function in accordance to the physician’s prescription.

 

POPULATION SERVED:  Populations of all ages and ethnicity, from pediatric through the elderly.  Settings can include CCU, acute rehab, inpatient medical surgical unit, outpatient clinic, home evaluation, and possible contract services with outside clinics or facilities.

 

VALUES:

At Bartlett Regional Hospital, we…

   Courtesy – We act in a positive, professional and considerate manner, recognizing the impact of our actions on the care of our patients and the creation of a supportive work environment.

   Accountability – We take responsibility for our actions and their collective outcomes; working as an effective, committed and cooperative team.

   Respect – We treat everyone with fairness and dignity by honoring diversity and promoting an atmosphere of trust and cooperation.  We listen to others, valuing their skills, ideas and opinions.

   Excellence – We choose to do our best and work with a commitment to continuous improvement.  We provide high quality, professional healthcare to meet the changing needs of our community and region.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Supports Bartlett Regional Hospital’s strong commitment to the highest standards of business and professional ethics.  Provides services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing the hospital’s operations.  Consistently maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, employee, computer or other information which might jeopardize the privacy of others.  Works as a team member to meet patient and departmental goals.

 

1.   PATIENT CARE

 

  1. Evaluates patients, treats, plans and schedules individual physical therapy programs.  In addition to physical and functional evaluation, considers patient’s age and mental status, readiness to learn and disposition in program planning.
  2. Meets documentation standards for patient care, including evaluations, daily notes, insurance forms (Medicare 700/701) and discharge summaries.
  3. Assesses functional status in ADL, trains in ADL, provides adaptive equipment and/or modifications as needed to maximize functional independence.
  4. Uses and maintains a variety of equipment such as, but not limited to: electrical stimulation, ultrasound, paraffin, hot/cold packs, UBE, braces, prosthetic devices, crutches, wheelchairs, and other adaptive devices.
  5. Gives instruction in posture control, body mechanics and therapeutic exercises and procedures to be continued by patient at home.  In cases of pediatric, aged, or mentally impaired, includes parent or caregiver instructions.
  6. Consults with the physician regarding treatments and progress, and documents evaluation, assessment, plan of care, treatments, and response to treatment in patient’s medical record.
  7. Bills patients appropriately per department policies.
  8. Communicates well with patients and other health care providers as needed.

  

 

2.   CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

  1. Patient/Family/External: Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.  Identifies and responds to situations that interfere with effective customer service delivery; responds to complaints quickly and in a caring manner; fosters a patient-centered approach and anticipates customer needs. 
  2. Intra/interdepartmentally:  Has a positive rapport with other departments throughout the hospital; helps problem solve issues.  Is a team player and works well with others.
  3. Physician:  Has good rapport and follow-up with local physicians.
  4. Staff:  Always demonstrates a professional and positive demeanor with co-workers.

e.   Diversity: Has awareness and displays recognition of age and cultural diversity issues of customers served.

 

3.   QUALITY MANAGEMENT

a.   Performance Improvement:  helps improve department processes and patient flow.

b.   Maintains the quality and safety of the Physical Rehabilitation Department and staff.

c.   Promotes the Culture of Safety with safe ergonomics and safe lifting techniques at BRH.

d.   Participates in chart audits and other measures of quality.

e.   Helps maintain patient educational handouts and Exercise Pro.

f.   Participates in regular Continuing Education opportunities to improve and learn new skills.

 

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Participates in Discharge Planning meetings and performs PT/OT/ST Courtesy Evaluations (screenings).
  2. Helps train and orient new department staff.
  3. Assist in inventory and supply ordering as needed.
  4. Works with support staff for scheduling and department maintenance as needed.
  5. Attend regular staff meetings and provide in-service to staff after completing continuing education.
  6. Helps maintain departmental financial viability.
  7. May provide directions for Rehab Aides, Physical Therapy Assistants, Students and Volunteers.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Participates on hospital/department ad hoc committees/teams and projects.
  2. Participates in professional and/or community organizations.
  3. Conducts/participates in training medical, nursing and other Hospital personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
  4. Provides evaluation of life skills for mental health patients on occasion.
  5. Performs other related duties, as assigned.

 

REPORTS TO:  Physical Rehabilitation Manager.

 

WORKERS SUPERVISED:  None

 

MINIMUM EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:    

 

Education/License:  Graduate of an APTA approved School of Physical Therapy.

Current Alaskan Physical Therapy License in good standing.

 

Experience/Skills/Abilities:   1 year PT experience preferred.  Prefer experience with diverse populations including inpatient CCU, acute and rehab as well as outpatient services. Must be computer literate and have good communication skills.

 

Physical Demands:  Continuous lifting and pushing of up to 10 pounds.

Occasional lifting and pushing up to 35 pounds (1/3 of x).

Occasional maximum assistance transfers exceeding 100 pounds (1 or 2 person transfers).

Vision and hearing accuracy with or without Assistive devices.

Good eye-hand coordination; high level of general coordination.

 

Hazardous Exposure/Working Conditions: Uses universal precautions for patient care and safe lifting techniques.           





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