Physical Therapist II
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
What You Will Do
Evaluates, plans, directs and administers physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Assists patients in reaching their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities.
- Graduate of an approved and accredited professional Physical Therapy school or program.
- 2 Years Experience in all aspects of physical therapy
- California Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) -REQUIRED
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) -REQUIRED
- Clinical resource
Is consulted as a representative of his/her profession.
Identifies pertinent clinical issues requiring education and participates in implementation of educational plan.
Shares ideas therapeutic principles.
Provides in-service/education program or training.
Participates in student program.
Presents/publishes clinical information.
- Department development
Participates in departmental activities, such as CQI, staff meetings, and chart review.
Participates in committees and system wide activities when requested as departmental representative.
Participates in any plan to improve customer satisfaction including AIDET and SHARP EXPERIENCE
Documentation is completed in a timely, complete, legible, concise and accurate manner.
Documentation follows Sharp HealthCare guidelines, professional guidelines, and meets third-party payor and regulatory requirements.
Maintains records pertinent to departmental operations
Completes all documentation elements as appropriate (Interdisciplinary Plan of Care, Education record, billing, discharge plan, and others).
- Operational efficiency
Communicates patient care and departmental issues.
Accepts changes and demonstrates flexibility when asked regarding work schedules and assignments.
Completes additional assignments in a timely manner.
Offers suggestions for resolving operational issues within the department.
Provides unit specific information to students, floats, and travelers/registry personnel.
Maintains departmental cleanliness and safety.
Participates in interdisciplinary rounds, staffing and/or pt conferences as required at various levels of care. When functioning in NICU therapist will attend weekly NICU rounds as required
- Patient care
Designs, implements and evaluates treatment effect, recommending changes to physician as needed.
Assesses patient pain that interferes with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation; and provides intervention.
Performs an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provides and reassesses as per policy.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Demonstrates knowledge and safe use of modalities, equipment and therapeutic procedures .
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
Completes development plan and performance is satisfactory.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class
California Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) - CA Physical Therapy Board; AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association
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