Physical Therapist* - Rehab Services - PRN - 743023
Company: Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and
administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as
prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and
physical agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort
to restore function and prevent disability following injury,
disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their
maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to
live within the limits of their capabilities. The staff therapist
participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains
performance improvement activities within the department and
participates in CQI activities. Participates in all infection
control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and
fire safety programs. This description is not intended to be a
complete list of duties. Other related duties may be assigned.
- Accurately interprets referrals resulting in a proper and
complete assessment of the patient. Gathers and interprets various
data elements from the medical record, other care providers, from
patient and family resulting in an effective plan of care (POC).
Proactively communicates with other physical therapists when the
presentation of the patient exceeds one's skill, knowledge, or
understanding of the patient's condition. Implements POC that
attains expected clinical outcomes. Understands the parameters of
patient's condition each visit and adjusts behaviors accordingly.
Completes all documentation thoroughly and charges accurately the
same day treatment is rendered. Develops in conjunction with the
patient and family a set of realistic, reasonable goals with
associated time frames and frequencies.
- Communicates effectively the POC to delegates of care in a
manner that is easily understood and easily translated into action.
Monitors the established POC and goals and modifies them as
indicated based on the patient's response to treatment. Utilizes
input from supervised staff and other care providers modifying POC
or treatment according to patient's condition. Recognizes
cognitive, physiological, physical, and functional changes
occurring with the patient and modifies POC and/or communicates
with other care providers as indicated. Proactively communicates in
a timely manner with the patient's physician and/or nursing staff
when changes in orders are appropriate. Monitors the results of the
communication to ensure that the desired outcome is achieved.
Establishes and maintains patient and family relationships to
maximize clinical outcomes and eventual disposition. Actively plans
for the patient's discharge from the day of admission through the
entire length of stay demonstrated in patient documentation and
participation in meetings or discussions with other care providers.
Efficiently utilizes the time and skills of supervised staff that
maximizes productivity. Treats PTA and PT Techs with respect at all
times. Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect, recommends
change to physician as needed. Ability to perform an appropriate
assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and
provided and reassessments as per policy Able to assess patient
pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in
rehabilitation; makes appropriate physician contact for
intervention. Performs all aspects of patient care in an
environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the
likelihood of medical/health care errors. Formulates and implements
a teaching/education plan based upon identified learning needs of
the patient and family and evaluates effectiveness of learning on
an ongoing basis Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy
modalities. Treats patients and their families with respect and
dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic
and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains
department cleanliness and safety. Communicates appropriately and
clearly with physicians and other members of the patient care team.
Works with Case Management to facilitate discharge planning for
patients. Participates in coordinating and implementing patient
care to ensure the patients' needs are met and hospital policy is
followed. Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of
- High School diploma or equivalent. Current American Heart -
HeartSaver or Basic Life Support (BLS) card. Certificate,
Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from an
approved and accredited program by the American Physical Therapy
Associate. Licensure: Is current or eligible for licensure as a
Physical Therapist by the New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy.
Ability to read and communicate effectively in English-additional
languages preferred. Strong written and verbal skills. Basic
computer knowledge. Knowledge of physical medicine, physical
therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of physical
therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.
Performs related responsibilities as assigned.
Keywords: Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, Las Cruces , Physical Therapist* - Rehab Services - PRN - 743023, Other , Alamogordo, New Mexico
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