Physical Therapist 12pm-830pm
Holy Cross Hospital

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

Employment Type:
Full time
Night Shift

Job Summary:

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.

Tasks include:
-Administer manual exercises, massage and/or traction to help relieve pain, increase the patient's strength, and decrease or prevent deformity and crippling.
-Conduct and support research and apply research findings to practice.
-Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate followup care or referrals.
-Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
-Identify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.
-Inform the patient when diagnosis reveals findings outside their scope and refer to an appropriate practitioner.
-Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
-Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
-Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.
-Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.

Job Requirements:
Graduate of Accredited School of Physical Therapy required.
Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Florida required.
***$7500 Sign On Bonus

Evaluates and re-evaluates referred patients ability to perform functional skills and plans a treatment program designed to meet identified goals.

  • * Evaluations are conducted with thoroughness and efficiency, including appropriate tests and measurements.
  • * Sets functional, realistic, and measurable goals and the patient demonstrates consistent achievement of those goals.
  • * Designs a functional treatment plan that is reflective of prescribed therapy and incorporates applicable reimbursement issues.
  • * Re-evaluates and discharges patients within appropriate time frames.

Implements skilled physical therapy treatments including therapeutic exercise,
physical agents, manual therapy and/or wound care management. Emphasis on functional training and performance including gait and transfer training. Provides patient education in conjunction with the therapeutic treatments.

  • * All treatments are administered with competency, indicating an understanding of theory and application.
  • * Proper body mechanics and safe work practices are demonstrated.
  • * Equipment is maintained properly and suspected or identified malfunctions are reported

  • * Takes responsibility to seek out yearly assessment of competencies, both general and area specific.

Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to assure assessment, treatment, and care is appropriate to the age of the patients served. Care provided is appropriate for all patients including neonates, pediatrics, adults, or geriatrics.
  • * Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the patients needs.
  • * Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of growth and development.
  • * Demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients.
Documents information electronically in patient medical records. Completes charge entries. Participates in PI monitors as directed.
  • * All patient records are complete and in compliance with departmental standards. Chart entries are completed on the day of treatment.
  • * Patient charges are reconcilled at the end of the day to ensure accuracy, statistical data is complete, PI monitors are kept up to date.
  • * All other records are thorough, accurate, legible and completed with efficiency.
  • * Documentation on IRU demonstrates proficient use of FIM scoring in describing patients functional performance. Successfully passes FIM credentialing exam and maintains FIM credentialed status.

Initiates communication with physicians and other professionals to ensure
coordination of treatment efforts. Contacts family members and outside agents. Maintains ongoing communication with immediate Supervisor, subordinates, and peers.

  • * Physicians are contacted promptly, as needed, and outcomes are positive.
  • * Supervisor is kept well informed of pertinent information. Need for assistance is communicated without delay. Schedules individual meetings with supervisor on a monthly basis.
  • * All communications are conducted professionally in order to support the achievement of patients, departments, and/or hospitals goals.
Participates in discharge planning. Recommends follow-up care when indicated including outpatient therapy, re-evaluation, and/or home care.
  • * Attending physician is contacted, when necessary, to assist with discharge planning.
  • * Effective instruction of patient and/or family is carried out prior to discharge.
  • * Patients needs for therapeutic equipment are met.
Remains alert to patients physical and psychological condition, obtaining and supplying emotional or emergency support as needed.
  • * Recognizes signs of patient distress and reacts immediately and effectively.
  • * Responds in emergency situations in accordance with departmental policy. Demonstrates knowledge of all hospital Codes.
Assists in the orientation and supervision of subordinates, students, and volunteers. Assists with educational and professional activities.
  • * Functions as a student supervisor after one year of clinical experience. Adheres to department and school protocols.
  • * Monitors subordinates and intervenes with instructions or assistance, when needed. Initiates efforts to minimize down time.
  • * Attends all pertinent inservices and meetings, rearranging schedules with aid of supervisor. Pursues continuing education. Displays interest in self study as well as inservicing co-workers.
  • * Assists with promotional activities including health and recruitment fairs, career days, etc.
  • * May participate in planning and implementing departmental educational opportunities through attendance at scheduled educational team meetings and through submission of ideas, suggestions, etc. to the team.
  • * May cross-train as instructor in any of the current rehabilitation educational programs
Maintains clean, safe, and orderly work environment.
  • * Conditions that are potentially harmful to patients and/or staff are attended to

  • * Reports the need for supplies and/or equipment without delay.
  • * Practices established hospital protocols for infection control and variance report documentation.
  • * Work area is neat and organized.
Performs other job-related duties within job scope as requested by Supervisor.
  • * Demonstrates effective use of time in all activities.
  • * Is flexible and willing to participate in activities as needed or assigned. Accepts and

    adapts readily and positively to change.
  • * All actions meet standards as set by Performance Improvement Committee.
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