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Bozeman Health PHYSICAL THERAPIST in Big Sky, Montana

  • POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • POSITION SUMMARY

  • This position exists to provide excellent physical therapy services. The purpose of this position is to evaluate patients, establish and implement a plan of care based upon evaluation findings, and provide health and wellness education.

  • REQUIREMENTS

  • EDUCATION

  • Required:

  • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program. Degree may be Bachelor's, Master's, or Clinical Doctorate (DPT)

  • Preferred:

  • LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION

  • Required:

  • Licensed with the State of Montana Department of Labor and Industry

  • Current CPR card (only accepting Health Care Provider and Proffessional Rescuer) within 1 month of hire

  • Preferred:

  • EXPERIENCE

  • Required:

  • Preferred:

  • Two years of physical therapy experience preferred

  • KNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:

  • KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Personal computers, hardware, basic software programs including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets

  • Quantros

  • SKILLS IN:

  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and functional impairments.

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills

  • Basic computer knowledge

  • Compliance rules and regulations

  • Accurate, timely, legible and objective patient documentation

  • ABILITY TO:

  • Refer to policy manual for specific instructions/guidelines. Follow established Policies and Procedures.

  • Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Big Sky Medical Center.

  • Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments.

  • Keep Rehab Manager and/or Assistant Manager apparised of situations directly affecting the physical rehabilitation operation

  • Physically and mentally capable of performing all duties of the position

  • COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:

  • Work independently with feedback from Rehab Manager or Assistant Manager as needed.

  • Advanced critical thinking skills to appropriately advance treatments and refer to physicians when appropriate

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • ADULT PHYSICAL THERAPY:

25% Time Spent -

  • Evaluates physical and functional status of patients and establishes & implements appropriate plan of care within the scope of Physical Therapy Practice.

  • 20% Time Spent -

  • Documents initial evaluations, re-evaluations, progress notes, daily treatment, education and discharge summaries within compliance of Rehab policies.

  • 15% Time Spent -

  • Educates patients, families, and caregivers in strategies to manage pain, improve safety and function and educate re: individualized plan of care. Documents appropriately.

  • 10% Time Spent -

  • Identifies issues re: patient safety and follows through with processes to accomplish safety for all involved. (family, caregiver, patient)

  • 10% Time Spent -

  • Abides by policies re: Infection Control

  • Other Duties Assigned Stroke Competency (if employee works acute care setting):

  • Complies with hospital policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines related to care for patients with hyperacute and acute stroke.

  • Participates in 4 hours of stroke education annually (if therapist works with or is assigned to stroke patients).

  • PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

10% Time Spent -

  • Evaluates physical and functional status of patients using standardized assessments and objective measures.

  • Establishes & implements appropriate plan of care within the scope of physical therapy practice.

  • 20% Time Spent -

  • Documents initial evaluations, re-evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, education and daily notes in an efficient and timely manner within compliance of Rehab policies.

  • 20% Time Spent -

  • Understand and be able to identify typical vs atypical gross motor development, strength, ROM, posture, reflexes and alignment.

  • 30% Time Spent -

  • Be able to communicate effectively with infants, children, caregivers, parents and staff. Be willing to interact with patients on the floor in play and therapeutic activities.

  • 10% Time Spent -

  • Have a basic understanding of adaptive equipment including gait trainers, standers, body weight support systems, seating and mobility and be able to use them in the appropriate manner.

  • 10% Time Spent -

  • Continually updates skills and techniques, with courses, literature and collaboration with peers, to provide cutting edge and evidence based services to the public.

  • ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Operates and maintains equipment in an appropriate and safe manner

  • Attends in-services and continuing education on a regular basis

  • Continually updates skills in new techniques and modalities

  • Actively promotes the hospital rehab department in the community and to physicians

  • Communication with staff, nursing, co-workers and physicians to allow for efficient patient care.

  • Assigns duties to and monitors non-professional staff, participates in training of new staff.

  • Tasks assigned by the Rehab Manager.

  • Stroke Competency (if employee works acute care setting):

  • Complies with hospital policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines related to care for patients with hyperacute and acute stroke.

  • Participates in 4 hours of stroke education annually (if therapist works with or is assigned to stroke patients).

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