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Physical Therapist II

Location Springfield, Virginia Job Number 921204 Date posted 06/04/2021
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Description:
Responsible for Physical Therapy management of members under the direction and supervision of the Rehabilitation Manager. This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures. In addition, Regional leaders are accountable for communication, implementation, enforcement, monitoring and oversight of compliance policies and practices in their departments. In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also, accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Tests and evaluates the extent of a member's impairments, functional limitations, participation barriers and/or disabilities to ensure proper treatment using various tests and procedures.
  • Plans therapy program, establishes treatment goals; and administers treatment to improve and/or remove impairments to minimize functional impairments to provide full participation in activities of daily living and reduce disability.
  • Provides direct member care through a variety of modalities, including in-person, telephonic, and/or video-based services.
  • Includes members/families/caregivers in establishing goals and obtains member's informed consent as necessary.
  • Provides members/families/caregivers with treatment plan and instructions for home exercise programs.
  • Upgrades treatment plan and goals as member progresses.
  • Regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of the member towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
  • Discharges member from Physical Therapy when the member has received maximum benefit from Physical Therapy.
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation of Physical Therapy member management.
  • Supervises the care delivered by PTAs (Physical Therapist Assistants) as per jurisdiction requirements.
  • Maintains appropriate medical records documentation for services and communications regarding care.
  • Consults with medical providers regarding member evaluation and treatment, care plan updates, and discharge from treatment.
  • Reviews member records for current diagnosis, past medical history, precautions, and contraindications.
  • Maintains compliance with company, state and regulatory documentation.
  • Establishes safe work environment.
  • Maintains clinical competency and ethical standards as outlined in the guidelines of the APTA.
  • Maintains departmental supplies, equipment, and apparatus in clean, safe and functional condition.
  • Directs and instructs support personnel in performance of more routine procedures as requested.
  • Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations with the public, member, and other personnel.
  • Provides triage Physical Therapy services by providing advice and care through in person, phone, or video means.
  • Delivers and/or provides input and/or assistance to Lead Therapists and Rehabilitation Managers in the delivery or development of new classes, services, member and/or provider education, development of handout and other related services.
  • Participates in volunteer, student, or staff mentorship and/or clinical education activities.
  • Provides coverage as needed in other facilities within the region if appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    Experience



    • Minimum three (3) years of full time practice as a licensed Physical Therapist in a clinical setting required.



    Education



    • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum for a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree with certification in physical therapy or a foreign-trained equivalent required.



    License, Certification, Registration



    • Licensure to practice physical therapy in the state of primary practice is required. Must obtain licensure in all three (3) jurisdictions, the State of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, within six (6) months of employment required.

    • Licensed physical therapist must obtain Direct Access eligibility or certification in the State of Virginia six (6) months of hire.

    • Foreign trained therapists must meet the education requirements for licensure in all states in which they will potentially practice.

    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification by the American Heart Association (AHA) required.

    • National Provider Identification (NPI) required.

    • Enrollment in PECOS within thirty (30) days of employment required.



     


    Additional Requirements:



    • Actively pursuing and engaging in at least one of these continue education or clinical experience to gain/enhance clinical expertise required as described below:

    • Post graduate degree from an accredited university with a specialty focus.

    • Fellowship or certificate from an accredited body or organization in a subject matter that is pertinent to our member population and is clinic based.

    • Expertise/competency in a clinical subject matter in high demand or in a clinical subject matter with limited resources or specialists on staff.

    • Demonstrates leadership skills and problem-solving abilities in the clinic and to our members.

    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the criteria for professional practice.

    • Demonstrates leadership in project management, teaching, clinical instructor for students, committee membership.

    • Evidence of involvement in staff development and/or mentoring.



     


    Preferred Qualifications:



    • Teaches physical therapy related health education classes.

    • Actively involved in supervision and orientation of volunteers within Physical Therapy Department.

    • Participates in community activities and member education at least 2 times per year, which may include teaching health education classes, participating in medical center functions and attending community health fairs.

    • Knowledge of or practice in at least 75% of PT clinical competencies preferred.

    • Training, experience or certification in vestibular rehabilitation and women's health is a plus.


    Primary Location: Virginia,Springfield,Springfield Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Day Working Hours Start: 7:30 AM Working Hours End: 6:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-MAS-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: Physical Therapy 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.