Physical Therapist (CA-AZ-NM-WA)
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Job Summary: Implements, with minimal supervision, high quality physical therapy services for patients, caregivers and facilities in accordance with the principles and practices of physical therapy and with our policies and procedures. 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. Enhances and expands client relations with facilities and their staff.
- Understand appropriate state Practice Act and adhere to the laws which govern how Physical Therapists may practice and whom Physical Therapists may supervise.
- Review the VibrantCare Clinical Operations Policies & Procedures Manual on a yearly basis and adhere to the policies and procedures set forth.
- Complete all Medicare compliance trainings as required by regulations and/or VibrantCare policies.
- Complete Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training on a yearly basis and adhere to standards set forth in OSHA standards and other governmental regulations.
- Evaluate, treat, and direct skilled treatment for patients for whom physical therapy is medically necessary. Document this need clearly.
- Maintain ongoing documentation in which goals, progress toward functional goals, and medical necessity are clearly stated.
- Complete 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.
- Maintain open and respectful communication with co-workers, physicians, patients, family members, and third party payors at all times.
- Attend and/or participate in facility meetings as directed by Center Manager (may include utilization review, infection control, disaster preparedness, etc.)
- Completes sufficient ongoing continuing education coursework to meet state licensure requirements for the defined reporting period
- Maintains a current CPR certification that meets state licensure requirements
Job Description: Physical Therapist (CA-AZ-NM-WA) Page 2 of 7 Additional Responsibilities:
- Utilize time efficiently and effectively to meet productivity requirements of the facility.
- Participate in and present clinical in-services, as directed
- Maintain current awareness of general changes in the healthcare field and specific issues impacting the practice of physical therapy.
- Play a significant role in specific area of center operations as agreed upon between employee and Center Manager.
- Performs other duties or special projects as assigned. Required Skills & 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 clinical documentation and management reporting including billing, payroll, etc.
- 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, using keyboard entry or through use of dictation equipment.
- Possess fine motor skills for effective and efficient handling of diagnostic or therapeutic equipment. Required Credentials:
- Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or, in the case of an internationally educated physical therapist, from a non-CAPTE accredited program seeking licensure as a physical therapist, a substantially equivalent education;
- State licensure/registration where applicable.
I. RESULTS ORIENTATION Meets current objectives and positions the organization for future growth. Completes daily tasks and assignments and processes large volumes of work associated with the operation of the department.
II. SOCIAL SENSITIVITY - Builds positive relationships based on respect for others. Demonstrates a helpful, positive attitude. Maintains effective communication with peers, medical staff, patients, visitors, and families.
III. QUALITY OUTCOMES Meets and exceeds expectations of internal and external customers. All organizational and departmental standards regarding quality of performance are met. Demonstrates a strong commitment to confidentiality. Participates in quality improvement programs as directed.
IV. SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT Demonstrates an awareness of and adherence to safety and legal requirements established at the facility with an emphasis on maintaining a safe environment for all persons working in the facility.
A. Accident/Injury Reporting Reports any accidents, injuries, and unsafe equipment and conditions to supervisor by the end of the shift and reports any pre-existing conditions as identified by the ADA.
B. Unsafe Conditions Immediately reports and corrects, if possible, unsafe conditions or equipment.
C. Workplace Standards Compiles with relevant regulations, standards and policies governing safe workplace environment (OSHA, JCAHO, etc.)
D. Safety Techniques Maintains current knowledge of all aspects of the facilitys safety program by attending safety-related training as mandated upon hire and thereafter as required by facility.
E. Modified Work Accepts modified work assignments after receiving the physicians release to return to work following an accident/ injury.
F. Follows Prescribed/Recommended Treatment Follows the prescribed/recommended treatment given by treating physician(s) after an accident/injury.
V. EDUCATION Participates in required in-service and educational programs on an ongoing basis.
VI. ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY Follows all facility guidelines outlining standards of attendance and punctuality. Responsible for reporting to and completing work at assigned times.
STANDARD PRECAUTIONS Standard Precautions will be observed in order to prevent contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials. Under circumstances in which differentiation between body fluid types is difficult or impossible, all body fluids shall be considered Job Description: Physical Therapist (CA-AZ-NM-WA) Page 6 of 7 potentially infectious materials. All blood or other potentially infectious materials will be considered infectious regardless of the status. The categories shown below are designed to communicate the risk of exposure for this particular position.