Nebraska Methodist Health System Physical Therapist in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Purpose of Job
Responsible for evaluating a wide variety of patient types and identifying physical dysfunction and functional capabilities to facilitate appropriate treatment of patients.
Bachelor of Science degree or greater in Therapy required.
Current Iowa therapist license required.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Physical Therapist (PT) license required.
Requires knowledge of therapy as demonstrated by successful completion of accredited Therapy Program.
Requires skills in communication, both oral and written, time management and organization, personnel management.
Requires the ability to work independently, adapt to a changing environment, organize and work with a variable patient load.
Requires the ability to conduct patient teaching and in-service presentations.
Practices within standards of practice as outlined by professional organization and licensing body.
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers, and co-workers.
Greets, smiles, and makes eye contact.
Introduces self by name.
Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
Addresses patients and others by surname.
Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
Excels in a Culture of Engagement where we have the responsibility to be welcoming, assuring, and compassionate - ALWAYS.
Demonstrates this by following the Standards of Compassionate Care and AIDET.
Evaluate a wide variety of patient types and identify physical dysfunction and functional capabilities to facilitate appropriate treatment of patients.
Review medical records to assist in the evaluation process and contacts attending MD's to gather information as needed.
Performs an evaluation on initial visit of patients.
Chooses appropriate tests and measures for each diagnosis.
Uses appropriate outcome tool for each diagnosis.
Establishes a treatment plan from initial evaluation.
Includes patient and families in goal planning.
Assesses needs for additional interdisciplinary services and refers patients for these services.
Performs re-evaluations regularly and objectively.
Establish and implement a treatment program with regular follow-up to assure efficiency of treatment, by basing treatment on objective evaluations and functional and achievable short and long term goals with realistic time frames.
Treatments must be appropriate for the patient and the effectiveness of the plan is constantly being re-evaluated.
Frequency of treatment is appropriate for patient condition.
Provides patient focused treatments aiming to achieve maximum functional improvement with efficiency.
Treatment plans are appropriate to diagnosis.
Treatments are progressed appropriately for patient condition/status.
Ongoing re-assessment is evident in documentation and is addressed by modifying the plan of care.
Utilized the services of interpreters, child-life specialists, etc. to assist with instruction as needed or requested.
Coordinates treatments with interdisciplinary services as needed.
Provide patient education to facilitate patient rehabilitation.
Educates each patient and/or family member regarding the status and progress of treatment.
Instructs patient and/or family member in appropriate exercise programs, use of devise, or transfer/lifting techniques.
Utilizes interpreters, etc. to assist with instruction when needed/requested.
Completion of patient documentation, including initial evaluation, progress notes, discharge summary, and patient progress reports to physicians in a timely fashion, to ensure completion of the Medical Record and enhance communication.
All documentation is completed within time frame according to policy.
Documentation includes all JC requirements (surgeries, signatures, allergies, etc.).
Documentation accurately reflects services provided, patient response and progress.
Documentation format and content are consistent with departmental dictation guides.
Patient billing is appropriate and accurately reflects the services provided for each therapy session.
Indicates start/stop time of treatment, indicates time spent performing all time based codes (direct contact time), and accurately bills patient from this documentation.
Demonstrates commitment to personal growth and clinical excellence.
Attends all departmental meetings whenever possible.
Attends all mandatory in-services.
Attends a minimum of 1 continuing education course per year.
Presents a staff in-service within 1 month of attendance of continuing education course.
Assists with program development, including general department programs, assists with marketing strategies and provide input to the Coordinators of these programs.
Participates in program development and work teams as needed.
Participates in community education through speaking engagements, covering health fairs or other events as needed.
Develops MD relationships.
Participates and assists with marketing strategies as needed.
Demonstrates responsibility with all job related duties.
Takes accountability to cover all assigned shifts.
Consistently clocks in and out at appropriate times correctly using KRONOS.
Accepts responsibility for actions and consequences.
Attitude and communication approach reflects the core values of the Rehab department.
Listens carefully, checks on understanding before responding and accepts and offers feedback.
Proactively seeks solutions to challenges within the work environment.
Adapts, without difficulty, to changes in assignment and environment.
Participates in the clinical instruction of Therapy students, to facilitate their education and promote the profession and department.
Provides supervision and guidance appropriate for each student, to ensure appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients as well as educational outcome of the student.
Complies with school/department requirements for supervision/feedback.
Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of Treatment, as outlined in the department “Age-Specific Competency Checklist”.
Standard as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.