Community Health Systems 182-008 Physical Therapist - Outpatient Therapy - Full Time - Days in Tucson, Arizona

Description:

Summary: Plans and implements specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team.

Essential Functions:

  1. Applies diagnostic and prognostic tests including but not limited to: muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.

  2. In a timely manner assesses patient skilled needs and completes initial evaluation. Develops treatment plan and physical therapy program for each patient which may include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, gait training, neuromuscular reeducation, and other treatment modalities.

  3. Instruct and educate patient regarding therapeutic exercise, home exercise program, assistive devices and prosthetic/orthotics and potential therapeutic outcomes.

  4. In a positive manner, directs physical therapy care provided by other licensed staff; provides supervision, instruction when indicated.

  5. Assesses patient's progress on an ongoing basis and adjusts program as appropriate.

  6. Timely and accurately documents patient care by: preparation of a written evaluation; monitoring any effects on therapy due to patient medication changes; preparation of progress notes; preparation of discharge summaries; and accurate patient charges.

  7. Meets departmental productivity standards on a consistent basis.

  8. Communicates with medical and allied health personnel regarding patient's progress, needs and discharge planning.

  9. Conducts and/or participates in educational programs, in-services, training other medical personnel in physical therapy techniques and objectives.

  10. Demonstrates proficiency with hospital wide and/or department specific computer software and technology.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor/Master/or Doctorate degree from an accredited program.

Experience: One (1) year in acute care preferred.

Skills: Computer literacy; written and verbal communication skills

Licenses/Certifications: License and registration in Arizona. BLS Certification.

Job: Physical Therapy / Rehabilitative Services

Organization: Northwest Medical Center Tucson

Location: AZ-Tucson

Requisition ID: 1670492