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Physical Therapist, Rehab Services, NCH, 8a-5p, Full Time

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Company: Mountain States Health Alliance

Location: Norton, VA

Date Posted: June 24, 2014

Source: Mountain States Health Alliance

POSITION SUMMARY: Directly responsible to the Director of Rehab Services, or his or her designee. Responsible for overall direction, utilization, supervision, and instruction of supportive professional staff, volunteers, and students utilized in his or her area of occupational therapy services. Screens, evaluates, and treats patients with various disabilities, disorders, and injuries according to the principals and problems addressed in occupational therapy. Functions under a physician's orders. Participates in program committees and program development initiatives. Assists in the maintenance of the professional image of this service both inside and outside this institution. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment plan. The care provided to each patient is specific to the patient's particular physical, age-specific and psychosocial needs. The patient population served by this position includes infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: A master's degree in physical therapy is necessary. A graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy ...

POSITION SUMMARY: Directly responsible to the Director of Rehab Services, or his or her designee. Responsible for overall direction, utilization, supervision, and instruction of supportive professional staff, volunteers, and students utilized in his or her area of occupational therapy services. Screens, evaluates, and treats patients with various disabilities, disorders, and injuries according to the principals and problems addressed in occupational therapy. Functions under a physician's orders. Participates in program committees and program development initiatives. Assists in the maintenance of the professional image of this service both inside and outside this institution. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment plan. The care provided to each patient is specific to the patient's particular physical, age-specific and psychosocial needs. The patient population served by this position includes infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: A master's degree in physical therapy is necessary. A graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy. Registered and licensed as a Physical Therapist in Virginia as required by state law. Membership in American Physical Therapy Association is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Staff Physical Therapist:

MINIMUM: 0 - 1-year clinical experience

PREFERRED: 1 - 2 years experience in a rehabilitation hospital setting

Senior Physical Therapist:

MINIMUM: 1-2 year clinical experience

PREFERRED: 3 years experience in a rehabilitation hospital setting

ADMINISTRATION SKILLS: Demonstrates initiative and sound judgment required for utilizing and maintaining established guidelines of care. Decision-making is guided by hospital and department policies/procedures and by physician's orders. Instructs and guides by example new employees and affiliate students. Can effectively serve as a resource person to fellow professionals. Plans and executes patient and appointments. Designs and directs specific therapy activities to meet the needs of the patient population. Composes letters/memorandums. Proofreads documents. Researches information. Uses computer packages to prepare documents, graphics, and spreadsheets.

MACHINE SKILLS: Calculator, personal computer, fax, photocopier, telephone, overhead paging system, VCR, camera, and therapeutic equipment. All equipment routinely used in therapy for evaluations and treatment to include by not limited to the following assistive devices, transfer aids, exercises equipment, modalities, hydrotherapy, cardiac monitoring devices, bracing equipment and splinting equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Amount of Time

None

Up to

1/3

1/3 to

1/2

2/3 and

more

Stand:

X

Walk:

X

Sit:

X

Talk or hear:

X

Use hands to finger, handle or feel:

X

Push/Pull:

X

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl:

X

Reach with hands and arms:

X

Taste or smell:

X

WEIGHT/FORCE REQUIREMENTS

Amount of Time

None

Up to 1/3

1/3 to

1/2

2/3 and more

Up to 10 pounds:

X

Up to 25 pounds:

X

Up to 50 pounds:

X

Up to 100 pounds:

X

More than 100 pounds:

X

VISION

Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish color

Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

AMOUNT OF TIME

None

Up to 1/3

1/3 to

1/2

2/3 and more

Wet, humid conditions (non-weather):

X

Works near moving mechanical parts:

X

Fumes or airborne particles:

X

Toxic or caustic chemicals:

X

Outdoor weather conditions:

X

Extreme cold (non-weather):

X

Extreme hot (non-weather):

X

Risk of electrical shock:

X

Works with explosives:

X

Risk of radiation:

X

Vibration:

X

The typical noise level of the work environment is: (Check all that apply)

Very Quiet

Quiet

Moderate Noise

Loud Noise

Very Loud Noise

X

X

X

Hearing:

Ability to hear alarms on equipment

Ability to hear client call

Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staff

X

X

X

REPETITIVE MOTION ACTIONS

Number of Hours

Repetitive use of foot control

0

1 - 2

3 - 4

5 -6

7+

A.

Right Only

B.

Left Only

C.

Both

X

Repetitive use of hands

A.

Right Only

B.

Left Only

C.

Both

X

Grasping: simple/light

A.

Right only

B.

Left Only

C.

Both

X

Grasping: firm/heavy

A.

Right only

B.

Left Only

C.

Both

X

Fine Dexterity

A.

Right only

B.

Left Only

C.

Both

X

WORKING CONDITIONS: Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances. May be exposed to infection and contagious disease. May be exposed to infection from disease bearing specimens. Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne disease. Occasionally exposed to radiation hazards. Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals. subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Subject to many interruptions. Handles emergency or crisis situations. Requires judgment/action, which could result in death of a patient. Occasionally subject to irregular hours. Handles absentee replacement on short notice.

REQUIRED PROTECTIVE

EQUIPMENT: Eye protection, gown, mask, non-sterile medical gloves, sterile medical gloves, lab coat, and CPR shield.

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