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Physical Therapist in Southfield, MI at Oakland Regional Hospital

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Shift Time: Multiple shift availability
Shift Length: 8 hours
Standard Hours Per Week: Contingent status, Hours Vary

Role/Position Definition:

Provides physical therapy services to patients impaired by physical dysfunction, including assessment, treatment planning and implementation of the treatment plan based on the functional needs of the patient. Provides supervision for PTA and students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Conducts screenings and evaluations to determine the patient’s physical status.
B. Develops and implements treatment plans to reach patient’s highest potential for independence.
C. Provides direct patient care to facilitate the restoration of physical and functional abilities.
D. Checks, instructs, assigns, reviews and supervises the work of the Physical Therapy Assistants and students.
E. Participates in patient care conferences, program development and screenings as appropriate.
F. Completes appropriate documentation and adheres to policies, procedures and current standards of clinical practice.
G. Provides documentation in a legible manner to maintain the quality of the medical record as it relates to reimbursement guidelines, accuracy and facility requirements.
H. Participates in team and family conferences as necessary.
I. Provides in-services to other staff members on physical therapy as it relates to patient care.
J. Coordinates with the Occupational Therapist that the patient has the appropriate equipment while in the facility and for discharge home.
K. Performs home evaluations to ensure the patient’s home environment is conducive for a safe discharge plan.
L. Adheres to professional standards of practice of the APTA for Physical Therapists.
M. Promotes current standards of clinical practice through taking part in continuing education and in-service programs.
N. Participates in program development.
O. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

A. Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school required.
  • 2+ years of PT experience preferred.

B. Licensure/Certification

  • Current unrestricted Physical Therapist licensure from the State of Michigan required.

C. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Physical ability to bend, position and transfer patients and exert forces up to 70 lbs.
  • Ability to react effectively to the needs of patients and families.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and initiative when analyzing problems and recommending solutions.