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Physical Therapist

Company: USA Staffing Network
Location: Morton
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted) Physical Therapist - Physical Therapist Opening!

Join This Awesome Health Center Rehabilitation Therapy Team!

Direct Hire

Permanent

Full Time

Days

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 use.
Performs physical therapy treatments using such physical modalities as heat, cold, water, massage, manual techniques, joint mobilization, electrical stimulation, and other modalities as per training.
Required education and experience:

Current Physical Therapist, Washington state license in good standing required.
CPR-BLS certification required or obtain within 30 days of hire.
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 environment.
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 literature.
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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