PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The primary purpose your position is to organize and conduct prescribed physical therapy programs in the hospital to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of a body part; helps patient reach his/her maximum performance and assume a place in society while learning to live within the limits of his/her capabilities.
- Duty 1: Examines, evaluates, tests, and administers treatments to patients with physical disabilities or limitations, acute or chronic disorders that may include but not limited to neurological, musculoskeletal, amputations, and/or wound injuries.
- Duty 2: Supervise plans of care implemented and rendered by the physical therapist assistant. Ensure the understanding from the physical therapist assistant of goals to be expected and changes to the plan of care during the course of treatment.
- Duty 3: Ensures understanding with the patient, family, referring doctors and other professionals regarding progress, problems, home programs, and other issues related to the therapeutic process.
- Duty 4: Develops, implements, and evaluates therapeutic physical therapy programs and services that promote physical therapy.
- Duty 5: Accurately maintains records of work performed to ensure proper documentation, billing, scheduled appointments and hours worked in compliance of organizational, state, and federal regulations and to ensure patient continuity of care and patient satisfaction.
- Duty 6: Maintains equipment and supplies used as part of the therapeutic process.
- Duty 7: Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
- Duty 8: Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Duty 9: Continues professional growth by attending educational meetings, workshops, visiting related facilities, and reading professional literature as regulated by governing boards, and licensure requirements.
- Duty 10: Participates in 4 activities per year within the community that promotes the rehabilitation department.
- Duty 11: Attends 10 staff meetings per year to ensure proper communication of departmental/organizational progress, and /or changes.
- Duty 12: Accurately documents patients scheduled appointments in conjunction with rehabilitation staff to ensure patient continuity of care and patient satisfaction. Acute setting- meet or exceed 2.0 units per patient visit. Outpatient setting- meet or exceed 3.0 units per patient visit.
- Graduate of accredited Physical Therapy program.
- Currently licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Ohio
- A valid driver's license is required (if you do not have a valid Ohio driver's license you must obtain one within one year of your residency in the state) and you must also meet BVHS's company fleet policy requirements
- Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
- Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department.
- The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the area's policies and procedures.
- General: Occasionally pushes patients in wheelchairs (100 – 350 lbs.) into and out of treatment areas and adjusts patient's position for table or computer access. Also assists patients to adjust extremities or re-position body in chair. Frequently stands and changes body position from sit-stand to stand-sit to treat patients, assists patient in therapy, during documentation and general office activities. Demonstrates use of equipment, weight may vary from 0-24 lbs. Occasionally transfers patient from bed to chair, supine to stand, sit to stand, chair to chair (100 – 350 lbs.) Occasionally travels within building to locate patients on units, treat patients in other clinical areas, or to assist in patient transport. Frequently transfers patient folders, treatment materials, and office supplies (1-5 lbs.) Occasionally pushes/pulls file and storage cabinet drawers to retrieve and return materials. Occasionally provides steadying or assistance to patients for standing or walking within the department or in hallways. Occasionally lifts/adjusts patient seated in wheelchair with or without assistance.
Fine Motor Coordination: Frequently writes to document patient care/treatment. Occasionally uses computer to print schedules, pull up diagnostic test results and using isokinetic equipment. Frequently uses fine motor skills during evaluation and treatment (e.g., resistance exercises, palpation of muscle function, deep muscle massage, or goniometric measurements to assess patient function.)
Verbal Expression: Frequently presents treatment verbally for evaluation and treatment tasks. Presents information verbally to other professionals in formal and informal meetings, case staffing, and in telephone consultations.
Hearing: Relies upon hearing to discern speech and voice impairments, and to determine adequacy of spoken language and cognitive responses during evaluation and treatment activities. Hearing also involved in receiving verbal information from other professionals.
Vision: Frequently observes patient visually to assess movements, adequacy of gestures. Frequently must read reports and other written materials from other professionals, and CIS and billing computer terminals.
Environmental Factors: The practice of physical therapy involves occasional risk of infection (e.g., MRSA, hepatitis, other blood-borne pathogens) which requires the use of safety precautions such as surgical masks, gowns, gloves and special hand-washing procedures. Materials and treatment surfaces may also require special handling.
This position is classified at risk for possible occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.)
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