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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing, MI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Opportunity Job ID: 23643 Sparrow Specialty Long Term Acute Care Hospital Description:

Positions Location: Lansing, MI


Job Description

Purpose of Job: 


The Physical Therapist provides professional physical therapy services for the care and treatment of patients.  The Physical Therapist evaluates patients, plans treatment programs and performs physical therapy procedures to restore function, prevent disability, reduce pain, maximize potential and quality of life following disease, injury or surgery.  Promotes the health and well being of the people we serve.

. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Evaluate      and assess patients based upon the referral.  Establish reasonable goals with patient and/or family.
  2. Provide      patient and/or caregiver education about the results of the evaluation,      method of treatment and the results of treatment.  Instruct patients and/or family members      in home programs.
  3. Perform      treatment according to the established plan, utilizing all available      modalities, equipment and techniques within the scope of physical therapy.
  4. Performs      medical record documentation according to established criteria.
  5. Re-evaluate      patients, assesses their progress, and make recommendations as to their      discharge planning.
  6. Provides      consultation, assessment, and treatment of wounds as appropriate.
  7. Communicate      with other health care professionals, including patient referral sources,      verbally and in writing.
  8. Lead      or direct the activities of physical therapist assistants, aides, students      and volunteers, ensuring that department policies and procedures are      enforced and that quality patient care is provided.
  9. Ensuring      that department policies and procedures are upheld and that quality      patient care is provided.
  10. Participates      in the planning, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement      activities within department, health system and/or community.
  11. Participates      in the accreditation process.
  12. Compliance      with Infection Control Standards, including Standard/Universal      Precautions, Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  13. Assist      with departmental maintenance, supplies and environmental safety.
  14. Demonstrates      knowledge and use of unit specific equipment and appropriate supplies used      to deliver the highest quality patient care.
  15. Schedules      work hours according to patients' needs in cooperation with other Physical      Therapy staff.
  16. Prepares      daily therapy schedule and coordinates schedule with other disciplines.
  17. Acts      as liaison between members of the healthcare team, patients and patient's      families.
  18. Serves      as a clinical resource for questions and provides supportive education as      indicated.
  19. Takes      telephone orders from physicians per policy using “Read back” requirement.
  20. Attendance      at weekly Interdisciplinary Team meeting.
  21. Completes      occurrence reports as necessary and reports to Charge RN or supervisor.
  22. Follows      established HIPPA privacy procedures when using and/or disclosing      protected health information.
  23. Maintains      and protects patients' rights under the HIPPA privacy standards.
  24. Performs      other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements General RequirementsCurrent State of Michigan license or license eligible within six (6) months. BLS certification Work ExperienceNoneEducationGraduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy.Specialized Knowledge and SkillsEffective written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to perform multiple tasks and adapt to changing work situations are required.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Family Clinical Professional/Technical/Allied Health Requirements: Shift Days Degree Type / Education Level Doctorate Status Per Diem Facility Sparrow Specialty Hospital Experience Level 4-9 Years

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