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PT Residency Director, Full-Time (Monroeville)

Description

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services is currently hiring a full-time Physical Therapist Residency Director to support the Monroeville clinic and will support Physical Therapy Residents in then Women's Residency Program. The candidate will work variable hours, Monday - Friday. The ideal candidate will have been a prior Resident/have been a part of a Residency Program. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply!

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 coordinator for designated residency programs. May have an individual agreement with an academic institution for instructional services. Participates in research conducted within Centers for Rehab Services.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Articulately and appropriately communicate patient's status/patient care related issues to the referring physician and the interdisciplinary health care team members in reports, rounds and during oral presentations.
  • Identify and assit in orientation/mentorship of clinical faculty members.
  • Achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standards established for the facility by the organization.
  • Demonstrate clinical ability to design a plan of care with appropriate and purposeful treatment interventions which reflects current scientific and clinical knowledge to effectively achieve established outcomes/goals.
  • Complete necessary charge/statistical information to accurately reflect services documented and rendered to patients.
  • Collect data, including feedback from the clinic administrators, instructors and on-site mentors for annual program analysis and report information to administrative director of residency programs.
  • Assist as requested with program development, managing change and performance evaluations of direct reports.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Perform all job responsibilities and other duties as assigned by the facility or the organization in a manner that coincides with the mission of Centers for Rehab Services.
  • Direct and evaluate the clinical, academic and professional performance of physical therapy residents, including supervision and participation of one-on-one mentoring.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and professionalism when requested to rotate through selected treatment areas and/or facilities when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and provide excellent customer service characterized by caring, concern and support for the public, supervisors, employees and coworkers.
  • Participate in quarterly meetings with CEO and administrative director of residency programs.
  • Maintain current status of all pertinent criteria necessary to satisfy competency requirements for regulatory and accrediting agencies such as OSHA, TJC and CMS and practitioner requirements for participation as a health care provider including but not limited to: required CEU's, current professional license; current curriculum vitae; current CPR certification; current TB test; current competencies in safety, age and equipment; and in some cases current automobile license and current automobile insurance.
  • Maintain written/electronic documentation for all clinical services rendered including documentation of the initial assessment, re-assessment, cancellations, follow-up visits, and discharge summary which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization. Complete certification and re-certification required by third party payers.
  • Effectively manage the clinical environment to ensure quality of care.
  • Effectively encourage patient and family participation in treatment, education, home programs and follow up care. Provide verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable.
  • Collect data and provide information of resident performance and program outcomes to the administrative director of residency programs.
  • Schedule to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization.
  • Consistently perform thorough and selective assessments, re-assessments and treatments for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients by systematically determining the patient's physiological and psychosocial status.
  • Participate in orientation/mentorship of new and future staff members. Participate in the organization's clinical education program by providing clinical supervision of students completing internships from various universities as requested.
  • Market and promote the residency program at professional meetings and through professional literature.
  • Adhere to and assist co-workers in understanding the rules and regulations of the Physical Therapy Practice Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the discipline's Code of Ethics, and the policies and procedures of Centers for Rehab Services. Participate in the organization's Quality Assurance/Outcome programs and assist with data collection.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, staff development, departmental committees and in-service education programs.
  • Effectively integrate information from medical records, patient observation and verbal history.
  • Independently pursue professional growth and development related to this position and in lines with the mission and activities of Centers for Rehab Services. Present in-service and educational programs. Participate in community education and/or continuing education programs sponsored by the organization as requested.
  • Consistently and accurately select, administer and interpret diagnostic and outcomes measures to generate appropriate therapy diagnoses.
  • Effectively create a climate of open communication and assist staff with work-related problems. Serve as a role model of clinical practice to the junior staff.
  • Adhere to and support the organizational policies, procedures and the mission of Centers for Rehab Services, including the Corporate Compliance Program and its Code of Conduct and HIPAA regulations. This includes acceptance of the responsibility to report to the appropriate person(s) any suspected unethical, incompetent, or illegal activities or conduct.
  • Consistently discern appropriateness, frequency and outcome of therapeutic interventions. Set realistic, timely and complementary short/long term patient goals and discharge plans in conjunction with the patient and/or family and in accordance with the physical referral, nature of injury/illness, objective findings on assessment and age specific considerations. Update/modify goals as appropriate.
  • Competently provide appropriate, comprehensive, and skillful therapeutic interventions based on plan of care that adheres to all necessary safety and treatment contraindications. Skillfully monitor and modify treatments/plan of care in accordance with patient response to treatment and/or change in patient medical status to maximize outcomes.
  • Participate in accreditation and re-credentialing of residency program according to APTA Residency and Fellowship Guidelines.
  • Adhere to the guidelines established based on the most current version of the appropriate Description of Specialty Practice (DSP), the Post Professional Clinical Residency and Fellowship Application and any additional requirements outlined by the APTA (specific to Sports and Ortho Manual Programs).

 

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 


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

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  • 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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