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Physical Therapist 2, Holtz Physical Therapy, FT, Days - Miami, Florida - Physical Therapist

Company: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Location: Miami
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Physical Therapist 2, Holtz Physical Therapy, FT, Days - Miami, FloridaDescription Position Summary: Physical Therapist 2 is a clinical specialist that organizes, plans, and administers rehabilitation and education programs for persons experiencing physical dysfunction, pain and disability following disease, injury or loss of boy part in a safe and effective manner to persons of all ages. Maintains sensitivity to their age-specific needs as they relate to growth and development.Duties & Responsibilities: Evaluates and treats each patient according to their specific needs considering diagnosis, age, functional status, and previous medical history. Performs thorough, appropriate evaluation procedures specific to patients age. Establishes and implements an effective physical therapy treatment plan of care and modifies plan as patient status changes. Administers physical therapy treatment as established in the therapy plan of care based on the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Incorporates the patients recreational/leisure activities into the overall plan of care. Maintains sensitivity to the psychosocial needs of the patient while explaining, coaching, and reassuring the patient and his/her family on the proper techniques of therapeutic exercise. Participates as an active team member, attending rounds and family conferences interacting and reporting in a professional organized manner and working as part of the team. Develops/prepares and instructs patients and/or caregivers in age-specific patient education materials and/or classes. Accurately measures, orders and performs check out of wheelchairs and other physical therapy equipment for patient use in a timely and cost conscious manner acknowledging future growth and/or physical changes. Documents patient evaluation, daily progress notes, patient care plans, weekly progress notes in the medical record, on appropriate forms in the established time frame. Completes daily charges for assigned patients by the end of the workday. Demonstrates competence in the safe and effective use of therapeutic equipment. Acts in a teaching capacity as a clinical expert to new and/or rotating staff therapists and interns. Coordinates the intern clinical education experience in the specialty area and provides direct supervision as necessary. Coordinates in-service education addressing age and diagnostic-specific needs. Assists Manager in the overall function of the department in keeping appropriate licensure and accreditation requirements, e.g. TJC, HRS. Directly supervises clinical staff in provision of patient care services including content of age specific treatment programs, therapeutic relationships, oral and constructive feedback. Evaluates referrals for appropriateness and assigns staff. Arranges for provision of patient services in the absence of staff from the area. Provides input on performance evaluations of staff in specialty area. Attends departmental and supervisory meetings. Identifies problems and issues affecting programs within the department and assists in planning, implementing and evaluating departmental goals and programs. Assists Managers in identifying ways to improve the quality of services provided by specialty area. Performs medical record audits, both hospital and departmental, to evaluate quality and timeliness of documentation. Serves as department resource person to PT staff and other health professionals in planning quality programs for all age groups. Represents the PT Department to administration and other departments as assigned by or during the absence of Managers. Acts as liaison between PT staff and other hospital departments. Represents department and JMH at professional and related meetings and conferences. Coordinates and prioritizes own time in relationship to overlapping demands of supervisory responsibilities, patient treatment, teaching and other assigned duties. Follows and performs all related unit specific policies and procedures, as detailed on the unit specific competency checklist. Utilizes job and unit specific equipment as required. Demonstrates behaviors of service excellence and CARE values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Expertise). Performs all other related job duties as assigned. Performs additional advanced job duties as deemed by Managers.QualificationsExperience: Generally requires 3 to 5 years of related experience.Education: Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy and completion of a required internship program are required.License Certification: Valid Florida license as a Physical Therapist required. American Heart Association (AHA). Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification with at least 6 months validity required.Knowledge Skill Abilities: Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work accurately while meeting multiple deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with critical thinking and professional composure. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment. Knowledge and skill in use of job appropriate technology and software applications. Must meet and maintain current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required by the nursing area.Physical Demands: Job function requires extended standing or walking. Must be able to carry objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds. Able to lift or move objects weighing 51 to 100 pounds with the use of appropriate devices. Jobs in this group require frequent visual acuity to perform activities related to extended use of computers. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).Work Environment: Jobs in this group are required to function in a fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent and stressful situations. Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public. Function is subject to inside environmental conditions, with occasional outdoor exposures. Exposure to various environments such as: communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital and medical office environment. May also be exposed to needle sticks, airborne infections, medical gases, X-Ray, chemical exposures and other potential hazards. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when exposed to infectious/clinical hospital environment. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).

Keywords: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami , Physical Therapist 2, Holtz Physical Therapy, FT, Days - Miami, Florida - Physical Therapist, Other , Miami, Florida

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