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PT Senior

Description

Purpose:
Provides physical therapy assessment and treatment using advanced clinical skills in a specialty area of physical therapy for patients referred to non-contracted and contracted facilities of Centers for Rehab Services. Serves as a clinical resource for other staff members. May have an individual agreement with an academic institution for instructional services. Participates in research conducted within Centers for Rehab Services.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Communicates patient's status to the referring physician and other health care team members.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and in-service education programs.
  • Assists Team Leader(s)/Assistant Facility Director(s), Facility Director, or Program Coordinator in performance review process.
  • Performs physical therapy assessment, reassessment and treatment and supervises physical therapist assistants in the treatment of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients referred by a physician to the clinic. Develops plan of care including goals and treatment plan in accordance with physician referral, nature of injury/illness and results of physical therapy assessment. Modifies or adjusts plan of care based on patient's response to treatment and/or changes in patient's status. Works PTAs to adjust patient programs as patient status changes.
  • Provides verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable.
  • Schedules patients to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization while ensuring delivery of quality patient care.
  • Participates as an instructor in professional or community education programs sponsored by the organization as requested.
  • May have an instructional agreement with an institution for academic purposes outside the scope of the clinical practice of Centers for Rehab Services.
  • May serve as Team Leader/Asssitant Facility Director, Facility Director or Program Coordinator in absence of the incumbent.
  • Completes necessary charge and statistical information to accurately reflect the service rendered to the patient.
  • Rotates through selected treatment areas when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.
  • Serves as an educational resource for management of patients with a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular complaints for junior physical therapy staff members. Promotes ongoing staff development through in-services and/or individualized instruction and support.
  • May serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students as well as residents and fellows in a specialty area of physical therapy.
  • Participates in program development. Serves on organizational committees as an active and contributing member as requested.
  • Maintains written documentation for all physical therapy services rendered including documentation of initial assessment, follow-up visits, and discharge summary consistent with department standards. Co-signs physical therapist assistant documentation biweekly.
  • Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registation renewal.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in a specialty area preferred.
  • Previous clinical teaching experience preferred.
  • Program development experience and ability preferred.
  • Six months experience with Centers for Rehab Services preferred.
  • Must possess knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Direct Access Physical Therapist (DAPT) license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, preferred in outpatient settings.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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