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Physical Therapist

Primary Location Hilo, Hawaii Worker Location Onsite Facility Hilo Medical Offices Job Number 1260521 Date posted 05/14/2024
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Description:
Job Summary:

Provides physical therapy evaluation, management, and treatment services to patients referred by physician departments. Provides services in a manner that is consistent with departments mission statement and responsive to unique needs of customers including favorable clinical outcomes, quality of service and access, and fiscal accountability.

Essential Responsibilities:


  • Greets patient, establishes rapport, and orients patient to physical therapy.

  • Conducts initial evaluation, which includes activities such as interpreting referral information, reviewing pertinent past history, documenting patient concerns, performing an appropriate examination utilizing specialized evaluation skills, initiating appropriate home exercises or dispensing appropriate equipment, establishing an initial physical therapy treatment plan, including discharge planning.

  • Develops treatment plan with guidance from applicable clinical guidelines. Treatment plan should include: problem identification, measurable short-term goals to address identified problems, desired outcome result to be achieved including functional long-term goals, timetable for patient progress and discharge, resources to be utilized to address the barriers to goal attainment, resources to be utilized to promote the continuation of good health after discharge.

  • Discusses treatment plan with patient and/or family to establish expectations. Communicates treatment plan with referring physician, support staff, and appropriate external payor resources through appropriate documentation and/or discussion with revisions as appropriate.

  • Manages case as patient progresses through therapy with guidance from applicable clinical guidelines, and job descriptions.

  • Delegates and instructs services to be rendered by clinical support staff, including, but not limited to, specific treatment procedures, precautions, special problems, or contraindicated procedures. Presents appropriate cases, as defined by established procedure, at patient conferences.

  • Provides, or directs and supervises the physical therapy intervention consistent with the results of the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care.

  • Provides timely review of treatment documentation, reevaluation of patient and patients treatment goals, and revision of treatment plan when indicated. Communicates these revisions appropriately to customers and support staff.

  • Establishes discharge plan to include post-discharge activities, and documents discharge summary and status. Communicates discharge plan appropriately to customers and support staff.

  • Participates in program development initiatives to include formal initiation and development of clinics and protocols that are data-driven and customized to needs of referring physician.

  • Demonstrates innovation and open and flexible attitude in working with program change and addressing customer needs.

  • Exercises positive listening and communication skills and is good team player as perceived by customers, supervisors, peers, and clinical and administrative support staff.

  • Participates in problem solving by developing viable options which address identified problem and are consistent with departmental goals.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge and appropriate application of CPT-4 codes for all services provided. Keeps abreast of coding modifications and/or definitions (e.g., attends ongoing coding training sessions).

  • Demonstrates evidence of professional growth through active participation in following: quality improvement activities, patient conferences, peer review of charts, meetings, in-services, and rounds, research and teaching, continuing education courses, staff training, clinical preceptorships with students and volunteers.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to populations served.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience


  • N/A

Education

  • Bachelors degree in physical therapy from an accredited college or university.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Physical Therapist License (Hawaii)
  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association
  • National Provider Identifier required at hire
Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to physically assist patients in performing functional tasks and therapeutic exercises.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in interpersonal relations, oral communication, written communication, group process facilitation, teaching, customer service, self-motivation/initiative, creativity/innovation, and teamwork.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum one (1) year of related experience in area applying for (i.e., acute care, skilled care facility, sub acute care, outpatient).
  • Doctors degree in physical therapy.
Primary Location: Hawaii,Hilo,Hilo Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: HUT|AFSCME|UNAC-UHCP-United Therapists of Hawaii Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Hilo Medical Offices - Physical Therapy - 1208 Pay Range: $54.8 - $54.8 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest