OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPIST I

Discovery Solutions Published: February 13, 2018
Location
Woodbridge, VA
Job Type
Category

Description

OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPIST I
COMPANY: For more than 60 years, this company has been dedicated to
improving the health of their members and the communities
we serve, by creating safe, healthy environments and
providing quality health care and coverage for all.
LOCATION: Woodbridge, Virginia
DESCRIPTION: Responsible for physical therapy management of patients
under the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapy
Supervisor.
Essential Functions:
: Tests and evaluates the extent of a patient's disability to
ensure proper treatment using various tests and procedures.
: Plans therapy program, establishes treatment goals; and
administers treatment to restore body functions, strength,
relieve pain, and prevent disability through the use of
various therapeutic techniques and procedures. This includes
patients in establishing goals and obtains patient's informed
consent as necessary.
: Provides patients and family members with treatment plan
and instructions for home exercise programs and pain relief
techniques.
: Upgrades treatment plan and goals as patient progresses.
: Regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to
determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patient
towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and
treatment.
: Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient
has received maximum benefit from physical therapy.
: Provides accurate and timely documentation of physical
therapy management and patient management.
: Maintains appropriate medical records, documentation for
each patient including evaluation, treatment and progress.
: Consults with medical providers regarding patient
evaluation and treatment, progress of the patient, and
discharge from treatment. Reviews patient records for
current diagnosis, past medical history, precautions, and
contraindications.
: Maintains compliance with documentation standards of
department and regulatory agencies.
: Establishes safe work environment.
: Maintains clinical competency and ethical standards as
outlined in the guidelines of the APTA.
: Maintains departmental supplies, equipment, and
apparatus in clean, safe and functional condition.
: Directs and instructs support personnel in performance of
more routine procedures as requested.
: Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations
with the public patients and other personnel.
: Provides triage Physical Therapy services by providing
advice and care either by means of phone triage and/or 1st
Contact PT.
: Provides input and/or assistance to Senior Physical
Therapist and Physical Therapy Supervisor in the
development of new classes, services, member and provider
education, development of handouts, and other related
services.
: Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Basic Qualifications:
: Minimum one (1) year of full time practice as a licensed
Physical Therapist in a clinical setting required.
Additional Requirements:
: Actively pursuing and engaging in at least one of these
continue education or clinical experience to gain/enhance
clinical expertise required as described below:
: Post graduate degree from an accredited university with a
specialty focus;
: Fellowship or certificate from an accredited body or
organization in a subject matter that is pertinent to our
patient population and is clinic based;
: Expertise/competency in a particular subject matter in a
clinical subject matter in high demand or in a clinical subject
matter that we have limited resources or specialists on staff;
: Expertise/competency that has been gained from years of
clinical experience from treating a pertinent diagnosis or
patient population.
: Knowledge of or practice in at least 50% of Basic PT
Clinical Core Competencies preferred. Refer to list of clinical
competencies.
: Maintains professional and neat appearance at all times.
: Teaches physical therapy related health education classes,
if demonstrates the required clinical skills.
: Becomes actively involved in supervision and orientation of
volunteers within Physical Therapy department.
: Participates in community activities and member education
at least two (2) times per year, which may include teaching
health education classes, participating in medical center
functions and attending community health fairs.
: Is flexible for coverage as needed in other facilities within
the service area if appropriate.
EDUCATION: : Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum for
a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree with certification
in physical therapy or a foreign-trained equivalent required.
License, Certification, Registration
: Licensure to practice physical therapy by the State of
Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia required.
: BLS certification required.
: National Provider Identification (NPI) required.
: Enrollment in PECOS within 30 days of assignment to
position required.

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