JOB TITLE & CODE:
Physical Therapist (Exempt 13009) / Physical Therapist-Per Diem (13024)
Physical Therapist (13009) - Exempt
Physical Therapist-Per Diem (13024) - Non-Exempt
Provides full range of physical therapy services to patients of West Virginia University Hospitals. The staff physical therapist works independently and in consultation of referring physicians with guidance of the supervisory personnel, organizing treatments to meet established criteria and proper documentation in patient’s medical records.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.
Current or temporary licensure in the state of West Virginia. Permanent licensure obtained within 90 days of employment.
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
One year acute hospital experience.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides coordinated and comprehensive patient care including assessment, expected outcomes, rehabilitation interventions and evaluation within an interdisciplinary team approach.
Physical therapists will apply research and proven techniques to examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body's ability to move and function in daily life as monitored by supervision, by documentation review, and consultation with M.D.
Carries out oversight responsibilities to ensure supervision of PTAs, Rehab Techs, students, and volunteers.
Participates in education and training of West Virginia University staff, students, patients, and family members to assure the appropriate delivery of care and to achieve the WVU Medicine mission.
Participates in the Performance Improvement program of the department of Rehabilitation Services department with emphasis on physical therapy, to assure the delivery of appropriate, timely, and cost-effective services.
Maintains professional competence and proficiency to assure services consistent with national and professional standards of care.
Participates in meeting the goals and objectives of the work unit and department to ensure that the department contributes to the attainment of the hospital’s goals and objectives.
Maintains proper attendance and punctuality to ensure that the hospital is operated in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Supervision of physical therapy students and volunteers. Will provide supervision of therapy assistants in accordance with regulatory standards.
Submits accurate charges for services rendered for patients, according to departmental policies and procedures utilizing the billing system via the patient’s EMR.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and health recommends minimizing the need for employees to manually lift patients, and limit safe patient handling to 35 pounds. All transfers, lifts and re-positioning will be completed utilizing the lift equipment and/or other patient handling aids as indicated by the patient’s profile and appropriate algorithms.
Heavy/Hard Work: Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, and carrying of materials and equipment weighing 40+lbs.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Date Reviewed/Revised: July 2016