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Physical Therapist, Hourly (Outpatient - Smyth County)

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Company: Mountain States Health Alliance

Location: Marion, VA

Date Posted: October 9, 2014

Source: MiracleWorkers.com

The Physical Therapist (PT), as a member of the rehabilitation team, has the responsibility for the evaluation, treatment and discharge planning of patients.  The PT works in conjunction with other team professionals to provide patient care, provide education for patients and their families, and assist with discharge planning. The PT may be asked to assist with orientation/training of new employees or with the supervision of PT/PTA students. The PT will also carry out other departmental duties as assigned.   The PT must have the ability to work cooperatively with doctors, other staff members, patients, and their families with dignity, courtesy and respect.  The PT needs to be outgoing and flexible to adjust to all possible situations, show initiative and good judgment.  The PT must pay close attention to detail and provide superior levels of care.  The PT should be committed to continuing education, upgrading his/her skills, and be ...
The Physical Therapist (PT), as a member of the rehabilitation team, has the responsibility for the evaluation, treatment and discharge planning of patients.  The PT works in conjunction with other team professionals to provide patient care, provide education for patients and their families, and assist with discharge planning. The PT may be asked to assist with orientation/training of new employees or with the supervision of PT/PTA students. The PT will also carry out other departmental duties as assigned.   The PT must have the ability to work cooperatively with doctors, other staff members, patients, and their families with dignity, courtesy and respect.  The PT needs to be outgoing and flexible to adjust to all possible situations, show initiative and good judgment.  The PT must pay close attention to detail and provide superior levels of care.  The PT should be committed to continuing education, upgrading his/her skills, and be willing to rotate to other rehab service areas as needed.  MSHA expects that every team member will role model Patient-Centered Care behaviors and be guided by MSHA’s Values and the Principles of Patient-Centered Care. It is vital that an individual in this position be capable of good communication skills. It is of the utmost importance that written communication is legible. MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work. Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI). The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP This position reports to the Rehab Services Therapy Site Manager at the facility where they are working.  In the absence of the Site Manager, this position, at the discretion of the Discipline Coordinator and Site Manager, may be requested to temporarily function as the acting Site Manager.  A PT that is designated as a floater may report directly to the MSHA Therapy Discipline Coordinator for PT. This position supervises the PTA's and rehab techs that are giving care to the patients assigned to the PT.  This position may also require supervision of PT/PTA students and volunteers. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 1. Must be a graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program.2. Licensed to practice Physical Therapy in the appropriate state or eligibility for the appropriate state licensure required.3. CPR certification required.4. Record of activity in state, regional, and national professional associations is desirable.
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