Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Posted on: October 9, 2019
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its
employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset!
Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.This position works
collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to
assure delivery of the high quality physical therapy services in
accordance with physicians orders and with the agencys programs and
policies. Services are provided in the patients place of residence.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Performs initial evaluation to
identify functional deficits, establishes Plan of Treatment in
consultation with the physician including short and long-term
goals. 2. Treats patients to relieve pain, develop or restore
functions, and maintain maximum performance using physical means,
such as therapeutic exercises, massage, dry and moist heat. 3.
Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercises, muscle
reeducation, gait, and functional training, activities of daily
living including transfer activities and prosthetic training. 4.
Makes use of Physical Therapy modalities such as but not limited
to, low voltage generators and ultrasonic machines, heat and cold.
5. Arranges for the provision of outpatient therapy services for
procedures unable to be completed in the home. 6. Observes, records
and reports patients response to treatment and any changes in
patients condition to physician. 7. Communicates with the Rehab
Program Manager, Patient Care Manager, Clinical Coordinator and
appropriate staff in order to plan total patient and family care.
Confers with other disciplines as appropriate in planning
rehabilitation for the patient. 8. Records reflect the family
oriented approach. Documentation is timely, accurate, legible and
in compliance with agency policy and directives. Records made clear
the goals and plans made with the patient and/or family. 9.
Evaluates and documents the effectiveness and outcomes of care on
an ongoing basis and makes revisions as needed. 10. Plans discharge
as appropriate. 11. Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants as
required by regulation. 12. Instructs other health team personnel
when appropriate, in certain phases of physical therapy with which
they may work with the patient includes patient and family members.
13. Instructs patient in care and use of wheelchairs, braces,
crutches, walkers, canes, and prosthetic and orthotic devices.
Facilitates provision of equipment as needed. QUALIFICATIONS
(MINIMUM) EDUCATION: A graduate of a program approved by the
Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in
collaboration with the American P.T. Association or its equivalent
and by the State. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Preferably one or two
years experience under a qualified registered Physical Therapy
Supervisor. CPR certified. WORK SCHEDULE: Predominantly day shift
type of work, however there may be times when evening and/or
weekend scheduling is necessary to meet the needs of our patients
Please complete your application using your full legal name and
current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the
past seven (7) years, including your present employer.
Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications and
licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a
profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.
Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University
Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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