Texas Health Resources Physical Therapist in Allen, Texas

Qualifications/Duties:

Minimum Education Required:

Bachelor's Degree; Completion of a Physical Therapy program

Minimum Licensure/certifications Required:

PT - Physical Therapist upon hire; AHA BCLS within 60 days of hire.

Minimum Experience Required:

Previous in-patient physical therapy experience preferred.

Minimum Skills Required:

Good verbal and written communication skills in English; Problem – solving ability; Ability to teach others; Time management skills; Good interpersonal and customer service skills, Basic leadership skills.

Work Hours/Schedule:

32 hours per week/1st shift

Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs age appropriate patient assessment and establishes plan of care

· Obtains/verifies physician order for therapy and validates for appropriateness

· Reviews available medical records and obtains pertinent medical history from patient or family

· Ensures that patient has given informed consent to treatment

· Evaluates each patient using age and diagnosis appropriate assessment tests and measurements, including appropriate outcome assessment

tool(s)

· Integrates assessment results to identify functional problems and prioritizes care needs with patient and family

· Sets appropriate, measurable, functional goals with time frames to address the identified problems including patient/family goals and

preferences

· Determines plan for care, and/or appropriate therapeutic interventions to achieve stated goals

· Initiates therapy discharge planning in collaboration with care team and patient based on prognosis and expected discharge disposition

· Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient assessment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.

Performs age appropriate patient treatment

Uses therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for treatment

Performs treatment procedures that are within the scope of the professional license

Performs/delegates technical procedures appropriately and safely

Utilizes a variety of treatment techniques to achieve goals, if necessary

Determines patient response to treatment and evaluates progress (reassessment)

Educates patient and family through instruction, demonstration, and/or appropriate handouts in treatment plan, safety issues, home

programs/self management and assistive equipment

Maintains patient safety throughout treatment

Communicates with physicians and other healthcare personnel as appropriate regarding patient care issues

Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific needs

Motivates non-compliant or unmotivated patients to participate in therapy

Demonstrates Professional accountability

· Utilizes available resources (equipment, support personnel, educational resources) to maximize efficiency and productivity and to meet

personal developmental needs

· Participates in orientation and training of less experienced staff, students, volunteers and observers

· Responsible for care provided under their direction, including that provided by licensed assistants and therapy technicians

· Attends and/or leads hospital, department, and community meetings / educational in-services

· Meets established productivity targets

· Represents department in a positive manner to hospital/system/community

· Completes assigned work within scheduled hours and offers assistance to others to ensure departmental work is accomplished

· Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/or solutions regarding delivery of patient

care

· Willing to be cross-trained to treat any diagnosis or level of care

· Participates in continuous improvement activities and/or teams

· Demonstrates commitment to the maintenance of a clean, safe work environment that is compliant with departmental, hospital and

regulatory agency requirements

· Works in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and departmental personnel

· As required, participates appropriately in departmental safety drills / emergency procedures

Performs Appropriate Documentation

· Documents all aspects of assessment, plan of care, and re-certifications in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other

applicable regulatory guidelines

· Documents all aspects of each treatment session in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines

· Obtains physician signature on all plans care and re-certifications, providing proof of all attempts to obtain signature such as documenting

contacts in medical record and retaining fax cover letters

· Accurately submits patient charges and records procedures according to departmental policy

· Documents assessment of education needs, education provided, and patient understanding of education provided in accordance with

departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines

· Completes discharge summary for each patient in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines

· Completes all documentation within established time frame

· If appropriate, completes all required team documentation including intake process, plan of care, and discharge summary

· As appropriate / required, completes required outcome tools and any additional documentation for outpatients, acute stroke patients and for

specialty units/programs (i.e. Lysholme, MDS, DRS, team staffing reports, etc.)

· Documents and reports unusual occurrences, on the job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning

Other Significant Activities in Addition to Job Responsibilities/Competencies

Participates in strategies to meet business initiatives and unit/team, program, and department specific goals and targets

Entity Information:

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed, acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. Hospital services include women’s care, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. Texas Health Allen is a World Health Organization-designated "Baby-Friendly Hospital" and was the first hospital in Texas to receive the distinction. The hospital is a Level IV trauma center and an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, which makes our facility intensely qualified to serve our community and your professional aspirations.

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