Physical Therapist PDM
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.
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
The Physical Therapist administers a variety of therapeutic procedures and agents utilized in the short and long term rehabilitation of in and out patients (orthopedic, neurological, pulmonary, cardiac, medical and surgical) within the guidelines set forth in physician orders).
- Has achieved/maintained specialty certification
- Seeks out educational opportunities to expand patient care knowledge base
- Receives positive letters/comments from patients, families or staff regarding interactions or treatment techniques
- Notes diagnosis of patient and takes all precautions for observing indications and contraindications
- Evaluates patient’s emotional and physical condition
- Explains treatment to patient/family/others
- Formulates measurable goals and individualized treatment plan
- Integrates evaluation findings into treatment plan; observes and follows general guidelines and contraindications for physical therapy
- Utilizes age appropriate therapeutic techniques for assigned caseload
- Monitors effectiveness of treatment and adjusts treatment plan accordingly
- Initiates conversation/interaction with physicians and other health care providers for optimal provision of services
- Maintains records pertinent to patient evaluations
- Maintains timely and complete documentation of all aspects of patient care
- Documentation reflects patient response to treatment
- Progress towards goals is reflected at least weekly
- Flow sheet documentation reflects quality of patient performance
- Appropriately utilizes departmental and hospital approved forms.
- Maintains current physician orders
- Correctly selects appropriate database, obtains and interprets written referral and patient information gained from review of the medical record and verbally from the patient
- Selects, performs, documents appropriate tests corresponding to diagnosis and functional limitations
- Reports to and recommends changes to the physician as needed
Acts as a Resource:
- Acts as a resource to entry level staff regarding complex cases and new/advanced techniques
- Provides input into the supervision of students
- Provides direct supervision of students
- Demonstrates the ability to teach techniques or skills in a clear, concise manner
- In-services staff upon return from conferences or seminars
- Initiates ways to assist or support other staff members with department related tasks
- Interacts with peers in a kind and professional manner
- Consistently demonstrates an approachable style of interaction
- When requested, assists other staff members with department related tasks
- Supports hospital and system-wide patient quality and safety practices as identified by National Quality Forum, JCAHO and system-wide Quality and Safety Plan.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and follows JCAHO Patient Safety Goals.
- Supports department-specific patient safety and quality initiatives as defined by department manager.
- Demonstrates service excellence skills to support high-level patient satisfaction as defined by department manager.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Computer Skills
- Safe application of modalities
- Assessment of patient response to modalities
- Application of assistive devices
- Assessment of effectiveness of assistive device
- Development of appropriate therapeutic exercise program
- Familiarity with hospital /departmental policies/protocols
- Effectively communicates with hospital staff
- Possesses ability to educate others regarding rehab related issues
- Educates/instructs hospital staff in appropriate follow-up
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical therapy required
- Experience (Type & Length): 0-3 years’ experience preferred. New Graduates considered.
- Certification/Licensure: Current MA license or eligibility; current BLS certification preferred
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does 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.