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Physical Therapist (Lymphedema) - Orchards Medical Office

Location: Orchards, WA Job Number: 715645 Date posted: 07/24/2018
Description: Upon referral & in collaboration w/ other members of the health care team, the PT uses clinical judgment skills to treat patients w/ actual or potential health problems. The PT is responsible for implementing PT programs to prevent disability from immobilization, surgery, following disease, injury or loss of body part; to restore function & return patient to maximum potential. The PT will coordinate therapy activities w/ other health care disciplines.

Essential Functions:
  • Delivers quality treatment programs to patients ranging in age from pediatric to geriatric in compliance w/ competency checklists. Evaluates the physical status, functional abilities & age-specific needs of patients to determine the current level of functioning, self-care, self-responsibility, independence, & quality of life. Develops & implements a treatment plan which involves the patient, family & social support systems: identifies interventions to reach reasonable goals; coordinate & collaborates on treatment options; advocates to enhance patient's social support systems, facilitates environmental modifications, & creates new support systems. Integrates discharge planning early in treatment based on continuing assessments & stated expectations for achieving treatment goals & objectives. Provides treatments based on established departmental guidelines & protocols; demonstrates competency in managing patients based on competency checklists. Utilizes all equipment appropriately & safely per established protocols, manufacturer's' guidelines, & competency checklists.
  • Completes all chart documentation according to the criteria of the record review checklist.
  • Provides written documentation, departmental & interdepartmental, that is legible, complete, & timely.
  • Provides patient handouts that are effective & appropriate for patient understanding.
  • Maintains professional competency by attending continuing education applicable to the specific patient population treated.
  • Presents one inservice per year to PT staff.
  • Supports organizational mission statement & goals.
  • Complies w/ departmental safety precautions/procedures: PPD. CPR. Safety fair. Uses safety precautions when transferring patients.
  • Productivity: Demonstrates time mgmt skills by meeting productivity standards, using patient treatment time effectively, & utilizing time between patient treatments efficiently. Coordinates therapy activities w/ other health care disciplines when appropriate. Utilizes resources appropriately. Participates in maintaining a clean, safe, & organized department.
  • Responsibility: Performs duties in a professional manner demonstrating dependability, flexibility, & teamwork. Adheres to professional practice standards & guide for professional conduct. Maintains confidentiality of patient & employee medical information. Adapts to changes in assignments and/or new conditions in work environment. Actively participates in intradepartmental & interdepartmental efforts to ensure high quality, comprehensive care. Provides quality customer service. Makes accommodations in daily work schedule to meet patient's needs. Interacts w/ patients/families/other staff in a friendly & courteous manner. Complies w/ Quality of Service Behavior Guidelines. Demonstrates problem solving by taking ownership of patient & organizational problems & working to resolve them when they occur. Demonstrates initiative by independently beginning new projects and/or resolving departmental issues. Demonstrates leadership by volunteering & completing new projects and/or resolving departmental issues when needed. Demonstrates decision making by evaluating, establishing & adapting treatment plans & making recommendations to providers as needed to provide effective therapy.
  • Relationships: Communicates orally w/ patients/families/caregivers, peers & supervisors in an appropriate & effective manner. Demonstrates professional interpersonal relationships w/ fellow therapists, providers, & supervisors. Accepts supervision in an open & professional manner, & implements recommendations/suggestions. Communicates w/ patients/families/caregivers, providers, peers, & supervisors in written form that is appropriate & effective.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Clinical hands-on experience in PT school or post-graduate mentorship program.
    Education
  • Graduate of accredited program in physical therapy.
  • Recent graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree with certification in Physical Therapy acceptable.
  • Post-Graduate training and education to include, but not limited to, C.E.U.-s with emphasis in lymphedema evaluation, treatment, and progression of plan of care.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current Oregon OR Washington Physical Therapy license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers within 60 days of hire.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.
    Additional Requirements:
  • Equipment operation.
  • Basic to moderate computer skills to complete documentation.
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology.
  • Basic to moderate knowledge of lymphatic and vascular anatomy and physiology including differential diagnosis where warranted.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in specialty.
  • Expertise in designation of aerobic and anaerobic exercise programs within limitations of lymph drainage precautions to suit individual patient need(s).
  • Differentiation between cellulitis vs. fibrotic tissue changes during measurement, wrapping, and compressive dressing fitting of effected extremity(s).
  • Working knowledge of current compressive wrapping techniques used in clinic and supplies for instruction in home application.
  • Knowledge of patient assessment and treatment specific to patient load.
  • Orthopedic skills.
  • Group dynamics.
  • Equipment operation.
  • Expertise in designation of aerobic and anaerobic exercise programs within limitations of lymph drainage precautions to suit individual patient need(s).
  • Differentiation between cellulitis vs. fibrotic tissue changes during measurement, wrapping, and compressive dressing fitting of effected extremity(s).
  • Working knowledge of current compressive wrapping techniques used in clinic and supplies for instruction in home application.
    Primary Location: Washington,Orchards,Orchards Medical Offices 7101 NE 137th Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: 7:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - Professionals Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: Rehab Services Travel: No
    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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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    In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

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