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Physical TherapistLocation: Wailuku, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 795324 Date posted: 06/05/2019
- 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 patient's 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).
- This job description is not all encompassing.
- Bachelor's degree in physical therapy from an accredited college or university.
License, Certification, Registration
- Valid Hawaii Physical Therapist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure).
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Taxonomy code required at time of hire.
- 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.
- Minimum one (1) year of related experience in area applying for (i.e., acute care, skilled care facility, sub acute care, outpatient).
- Doctor's degree in physical therapy.
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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