Physical Therapist


Legacy Health System


Posted Under: Portland, Oregon jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs in zipcode 97201
Posted On: 2019-02-13 00:00:00

Physical Therapist Requisition ID: 19-6965Job Location: Mount Hood Medical Center campusDepartment: RehabPosition Status: Regular Full-TimeAvg Hrs/Wk: 40FTE: 1.00Pay Range: USD $36.88/Hr. - USD $52.74/Hr.FLSA Status: Non-ExemptUnion: Non-unionWork_Days: Set schedule, weekendsShift: DayShift Length: 10OverviewYour greatest reward is seeing patients get back to the life they enjoy. As a Physical Therapist, you effectively assess, plan and implement specific treatment programs for individual patients to promote the best possible outcomes. If this is how you view your work, and if you enjoy being part of a multidisciplinary treatment team and supervising support personnel, we invite you to consider this opportunity.ResponsibilitiesEVALUATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING: Age (neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult, geriatric) and disability appropriate evaluation results establish a baseline and plan of treatment that facilitates improvement in patient function. Evaluates patients' abilities and limitationsEstablishes treatment goals based on the evaluation and reason for the referral of neuromuscular components of movement and stability; sensation; perception; manual muscle test; range of motion; body mechanics; perception; a vocational and prevocational abilities (adults only); developmental (Peds only) and other tests appropriate for the patient and the profession.Evaluates home or work environments and recommends physical barrier modifications or ergonomic adaptations.TREATMENT IMPLEMENTATION: Treatment is appropriate for age (neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric) as well as disability and is revised as necessary, resulting in optimal patient improvement. Administers therapy according to the established plan, utilizing appropriate procedures, equipment and techniques within the scope of practice of Physical Therapy. Recommends equipment, completes the equipment justification forms and arranges for the delivery of the equipment. Re-evaluates patients, assesses their progress and makes recommendations regarding discharge (if applicable)Evaluates home or work environments and makes physical barrier modification recommendations or ergonomic recommendations. Consults and co-treats with therapists from other disciplinesFacilitates orthotic/prosthetics.DOCUMENTATION:Documentation complies with professional, agency and payor requirements and is usable by others. Consistently produces legible, accurate, timely concise documentation: medical records, letters to physicians.Information is easily understood and pertinent to the patient's plan of care, reflecting patient condition, response to treatment and functional outcomes.COMMUNICATION: Written and verbal communications are tailord to meet age/educational levels of patients families and other customers and are delivered and received in a timely, clear and appropriate manner. Written and verbal communications are delivered and received in a timely, clear and appropriate manner so that customers have information to meet their needs.PATIENT/FAMILY EDUCATION:Education is provided for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients that facilitates recovery, self-care and health maintenance, health promotion and wellness. Educates the patient and the caregiver about the goals of the physical therapy program, methods of accomplishing goals, how to perform the home program and injury prevention. PROGRAM/TEAM SUPPORT:Participation and support is provided to achieve program, team and department goals. Participates in continuous quality improvement projectsSupervises the patient care activities of aides, assistants, attendants and volunteersAssists with departmental maintenance and suppliesPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:Professional knowledge is advanced to ensure quality, age and disability appropriate patient care and program excellence Participates in in-services, medical conferences, staff meetings, continuing education courses, team meetings and/ or other related activities as appropriate Provides in-services for staff, other departments and the community, as appropriateQualificationsEducation:Bachelor's degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.Skills:Able to render patient services and may supervise Licensed Physical Therapy Assistants (LPTAs), Therapy Aides and students. Excellent organizational skills to facilitate program development.Demonstrates competency, as appropriate to the ages of patients served, in the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patients needs; knowledge of normal growth and development; and an understanding of the range of the treatment needed.Skilled in home program development and family trainingKnowledge in appropriate selection and use of DME (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.)Computer skills.LEGACY'S VALUES IN ACTION:Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled LicensureLicensure/Certification: Current Physical Therapist license (PT) for applicable state required. CPR certification.

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