Job Description

Job Title: Physical Therapist, Casual (Mercy Hospital)
Job ID: 26266309
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Mercy Rehab PT
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Description

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is currently hiring a casual Physical Therapist to support UPMC Mercy Hospital, located in Pittsburgh, PA. The candidate will work two weekend shifts per month, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Communicates patient's status to the referring physician and other health care team members.
  • May serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students as well as residents and fellows in a specialty area of physical therapy.
  • Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registation renewal.
  • 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.
  • Rotates through selected treatment areas when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and in-service education programs.
  • 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.
  • Completes necessary charge and statistical information to accurately reflect the service rendered to the patient.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaCPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireThe Graduate Therapist is expected to:* Sit for the licensure exam at the soonest availability, not to exceed six months following onset of employment

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: No

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