Physical Therapist Pediatrics
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• 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
• Complies w/ departmental safety precautions/procedures: PPD, CPR, Safety fair, & uses safety precautions when transferring patients
• Demonstrates time management 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
• 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
• 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
• This job description is not all encompassing
- Two (2) years clinical experience working with pediatric population.
- One (1) year experience collaborating directly with Pediatricians on pediatric patient care management.
- Experience in performing neuro-developmental screening, assessment and care-planning for high risk infants.
- Graduate of accredited program in physical therapy required.
- New graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree with certification in physical therapy acceptable.
- Documented post-graduate training and education to include, but not limited to, C.E.U.s with emphasis in developmental pediatric evaluation, treatment, and plan of care progression (preferably within the past 24 months).
License, Certification, Registration
- Licensed to practice physical therapy license in State of Oregon or Washington upon hire required.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers within sixty (60) days of hire.
- NPI required.
- Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology required.
- Basic to moderate computer skills to complete documentation required.
- Equipment operation.
- Able to evaluate and formulate an effective treatment plan for a variety of pediatric disorders including, but not limited to: torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachial plexus injuries at birth, gross motor delay, myelomeningocele, disorders of muscle tone, musculoskeletal disorders, cerebral palsy, gait abnormalities, chromosomal abnormalities and inherited disorders.
- Able to competently utilize AIMS and PEABODY instruments.
- Strong communication skills with ability to engage whole family unit in member-s care plan.
- Able to actively engage child through the use of play as a treatment intervention.
- Able to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- One (1) year of direct experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment preferred.
- Advanced degree in specialty preferred.
- Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS) Certification preferred.
- Able to competently utilize Bayley and/or TIMP instruments preferred.
- Knowledge of patient assessment and treatment specific to patient load preferred.
- Orthopedic skills preferred.
- Group dynamics preferred.