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Job Description

Job Title: Physical Therapist
Job ID: 866745021
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Physical Therapy WS
Location: Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg PA 17050

Description

Description:
At UPMC, our Physical Therapist are skilled providers who always have the best interest of their patients in mind. They change lives by helping others reach their greatest potential for functioning independently in their home, community, and through the continuum of care. The candidate will work daylight, Monday - Friday as well as rotating weekends and holidays. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply!

Purpose:
The Staff Physical Therapist reviews patient charts, performs initial assessments, develops treatment plans, administers physical therapy treatments and modalities, monitors progress and documents treatments performed with patients (including discharge planning and patient education) in order to increase overall functioning, reduce discomfort, increase or maintain flexibility and range of motion/strength, and achieve other medical and therapeutic goals.

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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
  • Must possess knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service.  
  • Must possess knowledge of normal human growth and development over the lifespan.  Must possess the ability to identify referral growth opportunities.
  • Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret medical record documents.  Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be skilled in planning/organization, follow up/control, delegation, problem solving, self-development orientation, organizational behaviors/competencies, and stress tolerance.  Must possess the ability to apply principles of logic and strategic thinking to a wide range of problems, and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with healthcare team, coworkers, supervisors, and all members of the Corporate Management Team.  Active participation with health care industry professional organizations is preferred.
  • May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

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

Clearances must be dated within 90 days.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $31.93 to $49.48 / hour

    Union Position: No

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