Gritman Medical Center

Physical Therapist

Job ID
2017-1355
# of Openings
1
Gritman Medical Center
Category
Physical Therapy
Type
Full Time

Overview

Job Summary: Plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of body part within the practice standards of the American Physical Therapy Association. Will responsibly manage their schedule to ensure departmental productivity goals are followed. If goals are not being met communication with the department director will take place in order to develop an action plan. May perform other services as designated by department director. Performs in accordance with the Idaho State Physical Therapy Practice Act. Other duties as assigned by department director.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree, post-graduate certificate, entry level Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, or DPT including successful completion of required affiliations. Successfully complete the Gritman Competencies.
 
Required Licenses:
[Idaho, United States] Physical Therapists
Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of Idaho. BLS certification required. Driver’s license, dependable transportation and auto insurance.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:
 
• Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, and consults with other specialists as needed.
• Reviews patient’s functional needs and adjusts care plan as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcome.
• Designs and implements a plan of care for the patient based on a thorough assessment of potential development and incorporates participation by significant others whenever it seems possible.
• Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care.
• Directs the assistance of support staff in order to achieve the patient’s functional goals.
• Communicates effectively with other professional and support staff in order to achieve positive patient outcomes.
• Practices established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement programs, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
• Documents evaluations, treatment goals, and plans. Regularly updates documentation and maintains all required prescriptions and signatures.
• Enhances professional growth and development of self and other through participation in educational programs, in-service meetings, and workshops. Keeps up to date on current professional literature.
• Provides direction and leadership to staff and acts as a resource to promote physical therapy within the community.
 
Functional Demands
 
Population Served: Pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
 
Physical Demands
• Lifting: Occasional-maximum of 75lbs. from chair or bed to stand, 35lbs. overhead. Frequent-maximum of 20 lbs., up to 10x hour.
• Items lifted- weights, CPM’s, hot packs, chairs, etc…
• Transfers: Up to max assist of one, up to 24 times per day from supine to sit to stand. All diagnostic categories.
• Push/Pull: Moderate force for wheelchairs, manipulating and moving equipment and machines.
• Carry: Maximum of 20lbs. for a maximum of 100 yards.

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