Physical Therapist (Full Time)
PURPOSE/DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS To provide direct patient care and support activities, which build and maintain a rehab center of excellence. Provides patient care. Completes documentation according to established procedures. Is involved in support duties as assigned. Contributes to professional development of self and others. Enhances disciplinary team through professional skills and knowledge. Aids in building and maintaining a reputation for excellence in the department by contributing as a professional member of the staff. Demonstrates safe working practices.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Supports and practices the mission and philosophy of PMC.
2. Demonstrates positive, supportive, and caring behaviors in communication with patients/residents, families, visitors, physicians, staff, and others.
3. Develops collaborative relationships with physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to enhance quality practice.
4. Provides ethical, safe and quality Physical Therapy care/treatment for residents/patients per standard of practice set forth in the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct as well as the State of Montana Physical Therapy Examiners Rules and Statutes, and PMC policies and procedures.
- Develops appropriate plans of care based on clinical assessment.
- Provides comprehensive, appropriate patient interventions in accordance with the patient’s individual treatment plan.
- Provides patient education to patients and families.
- Communicates with other therapists and other health care team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
- Instructs patient’s family members or nursing staff in specified follow through programs.
- Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate resources for problem solving and clinical protocol.
5. Produces timely and accurate documentation of all patient care sessions in a timely manner and provides ethical charges/billing information to Patient Accounts Manager.
6. Consistently demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. This includes but is not limited to:
- Actively participates in patient care conferences.
- Collaborates with and informs facility staff in areas of patient progress.
- Educates members of the team in areas of expertise.
- Works within the facility to teach documentation practices, which assist the therapy team.
- Communicates effectively with discharge planners.
- Integrates activities based on input from patient and family members into treatment sessions.
7. Contributes to professional development of self and others. This includes but is not limited to:
- Utilizes continuing education assistance to achieve targeted quality improvements.
- Interacts with peers at local acute hospitals and other environments, when appropriate.
- Attends seminars and workshops, and reads professional journals, to stay current in physical therapy practices.
8. Aids in building and maintaining the department’s reputation for excellence by contributing as a professional member of the staff. This includes but is not limited to:
- Consistently demonstrates the core values of the facility in interactions with co workers, patients, families, and others involved in the patient’s care, and with the general public.
- Consistently demonstrates professional standards as outlined by the policies and procedures of the facility, and communicated by the management and administration.
- Contributes to a positive work team by sharing information, using problem solving methods, and accepting new ideas, criticism, or advice from others.
- Actively participates in and supports marketing activities as introduced by the facility.
- Demonstrates superior customer service by demonstrating courtesy, consistent follow up, and positive communication.
9. Demonstrates safe working practices. This includes but is not limited to:
- Identifies or corrects safety hazards or notifies the rehab manager in remedying a safety hazard immediately.
- Maintains work areas in a safe and orderly fashion.
- Keeps equipment in safe working order.
- Uses proper body mechanics during patient treatments and during support activities.
- Uses universal precautions
- Wears appropriate safety equipment.
10. Assist with Community Education as appropriate.
11. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Regulatory standards.
- PMC policies and procedures.
- Interpersonal skills necessary in order to instruct patients/residents and maintain effective contacts with a variety of health care providers.
- Confidentiality requirements.
- Resident’s rights.
- 1. Planning and organization.
- 2. Providing instructions.
- Effective time management.
- Attention to detail.
- Analytical skills necessary to implement effective plan of resident/patient rehabilitation.
- Being able to think quickly and respond appropriately in an emergency.
- Incorporate cultural and age appropriate care into all aspects of communication and patient care.
- Utilize time management concepts to make efficient use of time.
- Provide instructions in a clear and easily understood manner.
- Work independently.
- Work effectively with nursing and medical personnel.
- Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written.
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships.
- Read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Frequently stand, sit, lift, bend, push, and move intermittently during work day.
- Lift 50 pounds and assist with lifting and transporting of residents.
- React professionally when dealing with difficult or emergency situations.
COMPLEXITY & DIFFICULTY:
- Professional behavior when dealing with difficult situations with co-workers and patients/residents.
- Resourcefulness in dealing with emergency situations.
- Practices within the scope of practice of PT licensure.
- Montana physical therapy license.
- In good standing with current state licensing board.
- Drivers License in good standing in State of Montana.