Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 1/3/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 2100.54850 SMH Physical Therapy

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

***Physical Therapist 4 x 10hr/Days

POSITION SUMMARY:

Organizes and conducts physical therapy programs to facilitate rehabilitation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology and to promote and maintain health. Provides care in a manner appropriate to the age of the patient.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates skill and accuracy in performing patient evaluations
  • Devises/designs and implements treatment programs and goals using knowledge of physical therapy principles and standard operating procedures to regain physical or mental functions or adjust to their impairment.
  • Appraises/evaluates and revises prescribed treatment plans according to patient’s response and progression. Skillfully and safely progresses patients through levels of treatment within the capabilities of the patient.
  • Instructs/educates patients/families/caregivers in the use and purpose of therapeutic or adaptive devices, therapy plans, and home exercise programs.
  • Maintains timely and accurate documentation, including the medical record, physician communication, charges, etc.
  • Consults with other members of the rehabilitation team as needed to coordinate patient care.
  • Adapts/adjusts patient equipment and devices; safely and appropriately applies orthoses.
  • Provides liaison contact with community agencies/resources for follow-up continuity.
  • Regularly and appropriately delegates treatment programs to other health team personnel in the care of the patient; instructs/educates the supportive staff in the appropriate portions of the treatment program.
  • Consistently demonstrates an awareness and concern for patient safety; complies with hospital infection control policies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate with patients/families/care-givers in a professional manner, while motivating them to advance in rehabilitation.
  • Actively participates on patient care and department committees.
  • Demonstrates an ability to terminate treatments appropriately and makes referrals to outside agencies in a timely manner.
  • Regularly reviews caseload for opportunities to effectively “dove-tail” procedures performing physical therapy on more than one patient simultaneously without interfering with quality.
  • Provides useful suggestions regarding supplies and equipment to supervisors/clinical staff; ensures equipment in work area is in safe and proper working order.
  • Assists in selected portions of the orientation and/or training of new employees/students.
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job related tasks and duties as assigned.
  • Possesses adequate knowledge of applicable Federal and State Regulations related to the treatment setting.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: in-services, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services and/or reviews documentation as required.
  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.
  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable timeframe.
  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
  • Cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion
  • Is part of a team effort to insure quality services
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Required Qualifications: Baccalaureate, Masters Degree or Certificate in Physical Therapy from an accredited college/university; current MA Physical Therapy license

Preferred Qualifications: Experiences in the clinical area of assignment.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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