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Company: Pivot Physical Therapy
Location: Westminster, MD
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Pivot Physical Therapy has an immediate need for an Inpatient Physical Therapist at Carroll Hospital located in Westminster, Maryland!

Job Summary:

The Physical Therapist – Acute Care/Inpatient implements, with minimal supervision, high quality physical therapy services for patients, caregivers and facilities in accordance with the principals and practices of physical therapy and within company policies and procedures.  The Physical Therapist – Acute Care/Inpatient develops treatment plans, supervises assistants and aides, contributes to case management, and provides quality patient care. Maintains positive level of interaction with facilities and clients and enhances and expands client relations with facilities and their staff. The Physical Therapist – Acute Care/Inpatient reports to the Area Manager of Hospital Inpatient/Outpatient Therapy and Home Care Services.

Essential Functions:

  • Understands appropriate state Practice Act and adheres to the laws which govern how Physical Therapists may practice and whom Physical Therapist may supervise.
  • Reviews Policies & Procedures manual on a yearly basis and adhere to the policies and procedures set forth.
  • Evaluates, treats, and directs treatment for patients for whom physical therapy is medically necessary. Documents this need clearly.
  • Maintains ongoing documentation in which goals, progress toward functional goals, and medical necessity are clearly stated.
  • Completes all required documentation (pre-certifications, physicians reports, daily notes, charge tickets, etc.) legibly, appropriately and in a timely fashion in order to meet facility, physician and payor deadlines.
  • Maintains open and respectful communication with co-workers, physicians, patients, family members, and third- party payers' at all times.
  • Attends and/or participates in facility meetings as directed. (May include utilization review, infection control, disaster preparedness, etc.)

* Subject to limitations imposed by state and/or local law.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes time efficiently and effectively to meet productivity requirements of the facility
  • Participates in and present clinical in-services
  • Maintains current awareness of general changes in the health care and specific issues impacting the practice of physical therapy
  • Plays a significant role in specific area of center operations as agreed upon between employee and Area Manager
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned

Required Education, Certifications and Licenses:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of physical therapy
  • State licensure/registration where applicable.
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
  • Valid driver's license.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Leadership skills sufficient to effectively direct and supervise the activities of assistants and aides in delivering quality care to patients. Includes coaching and teaching skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management and planning skills.
  • Effective clinical problem solving skills (ex. identify and prioritize issues in responsive manner, develop and execute sound, innovative action plans, ensure appropriate results, etc.).
  • Strong communication skills for accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentations of information to patients and staff.
  • Computer skills for effective management reporting including billing, payroll, etc.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift patients using appropriate biomechanical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds dead weight alone
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a work day/shift
  • Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to evaluate, diagnose and monitor patient needs and to maintain accurate records, recognize people and provide directions
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions
  • Ability to push wheeled equipment through the facility and in the community
  • Possess fine motor skills for legible and accurate writing of reports, charting, scheduling, daily correspondence and presentations, either manually or through use of dictation equipment
  • Possess fine motor skills for effective and efficient handling of diagnostic or therapeutic equipment




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