Company: USA Staffing Network
Posted on: January 27, 2023
(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted) Physical
Therapist - Physical Therapist Opening!
Join This Awesome Health Center Rehabilitation Therapy Team!
Excellent Benefit Package
Competitive Salary, based on experience
Outpatient & Inpatient Clients
The physical therapist will:
Evaluates and treats patients referred for physical therapy.
Directs and assists patients in a program of strength and
flexibility exercises, muscle re-education, transfers, balance
training, gait training, pain relief and orthotic-prosthetic
Performs physical therapy treatments using such physical modalities
as heat, cold, water, massage, manual techniques, joint
mobilization, electrical stimulation, and other modalities as per
Required education and experience:
Current Physical Therapist, Washington state license in good
CPR-BLS certification required or obtain within 30 days of
Graduate of an approved PT program with a BS PT, MPT, MS PT or DPT
may be required.
Two years' experience preferred in outpatient setting, one year
inpatient or SNF preferred. New graduates accepted.
Understanding of physical therapy modalities and procedures.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with peers and other
health care providers.
Primary job responsibilities:
Evaluation Skills: The ability to assess a patient's condition in
order to initiate appropriate treatment, or change existing
treatment plan. Uses the department forms, protocols, and programs
to complete evaluation. Appropriately delegates to Physical
Therapist Assistant. Is consistently aware of patient's status.
Seeks additional needed information from MD, other staff, family
etc. Demonstrates ongoing evaluation through reassessment with
appropriate changes documented and implemented. Makes appropriate
referrals as needed. Able to treat on land as well as in an aquatic
Patient Education: The ability to instruct a patient to achieve
maximum compliance with treatment program. Question patient for
understanding of program. Generally speaks in terms appropriate to
patient's understanding. Consistently documents program given to
patient. Is familiar with the stages of growth and development as
well as normal signs of aging and provides appropriate care.
Competency is provided through professional education, experience
and training, continuing education program, in-service and
Progression of Patients: The ability to progress patient treatment
to achieve optimal results in a minimal amount of time. Schedules
frequency and duration of treatments appropriately. Displays
realistic outlook when determining the number of treatments
necessary for patient. Sets timely goals and communicates them to
the patient so they can understand their progress.
Patient Follow-up: The ability to progress and maintain continuity
of patient care. Once patient given to PTA, follows patient at
least weekly. Tries to keep patient on their own or one PTAs
schedule once initial evaluation is done.
MD Relations: The ability to communicate with physicians regarding
patients and the health care system. Consistently communicates
patient's condition to physician with appropriate documentation.
Occasionally attends care conferences.
Individual Participation: Monitors own performance and identified
supervisory needs. Participates in the fieldwork education process.
Fits patients, adjusts and trains in use and care of orthoses,
prosthesis and assistive devices. Performs department orientation
to other Rehabilitation staff when assigned.
Training and Competency: Attends at least one continuing education
experience during the appraisal year.
Keywords: USA Staffing Network, Tacoma , Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Morton, Washington
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