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Staff Therapist

  • Job ID: 174811349
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Physical Therapy
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $31.14 to $47.73 / hour

Description

The Staff Therapist 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

EDUCATIONAL/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES & INTERPERSONAL/LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Must possess knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service.
  • Must possess knowledge of normal human growth and development over the lifespan.
  • Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret medical record documents.
  • 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.
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess the ability to identify referral growth opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Must complete all mandatory competencies for system, CRS business unit and/or facility.
  • Must complete CRS Orientation, Facility-specific Orientation, and Department Specific Orientation(s) where appropriate.
  • 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:

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

 

  • CPR
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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