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PHYSICAL THERAPIST - PRN

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: CHESTERFIELD
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Director, Outpatient and Inpatient Supervisor, organizes and performs medically prescribed PT programs and participates in educational duties inherent to the position.  Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values.

 

Principle Accountabilities:     % of Time Spent

 

1.  Provides patient care including the following:  Performs testing and evaluation procedures as indicated; plans a physical therapy program for each patient based on evaluation findings and physician prescription; instructs the patient in exercise routines, home programs, use of adaptive equipment and self-care activities; instructs patients’ families in these areas as necessary; utilizes orthotics as needed; makes use of modalities available in the department; provides liaison from nursing division and medical staff in regards to patient care and PT activities; promotes safe environment for patients and staff in the hospital.  60%

 

2.  Records and reports patient’s initial, progress, and discharge notes in a timely manner.  Attends scheduled team conference and discharge meetings.     10%

 

3.  Directs, instructs, and utilizes physical therapy assistants as appropriate for partial or total treatments and supervises these programs regularly.  May assign non-skilled tasks to rehab technicians.     10%

 

4.  Assumes delegated supervisory responsibility for various levels of the student affiliate training program.     5%

 

5.  Reports to Physical Therapy Supervisor regarding program development, form revisions, and Quality Assurance as assigned.      5%

 

6.  Responsible for continuing education in order to maintain current theoretical and practical knowledge of physical therapy.  Represents the department when indicated at professional and related conferences and meetings.     5%

 

7.  Performs other duties as assigned.       

 

Total 100%                                                

 


Bachelor of Science, Master’s degree, or doctorate in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution required and must be licensed or eligible for licensure by Missouri State Board of Healing Arts.   Must be certified in CPR



Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by Missouri State Board of Healing Arts. Must be certified in CPR.

 

The assessment, care, and treatment provided by the physical therapist will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. The physical therapist is competent to care for patient age groups including the child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric adult patient.



Employee is required to sit, stand, and walk continuously.  Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lb.) and medium (21-50 lb.) continuously and heavy (50 lb. +) load frequently with assistance or appropriate handling devices or lift equipment with loads that exceed Safe Patient Handling requirements.   Employee may be required to lift over 100 lb. with assistance.  Employee is required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist to overhead continuously.  Employee is required to reach forward and reach overhead frequently.  For repetitive action, employee is required to use both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling.  Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and temperature changes.  Pt is frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

(Occasionally:  1-33%, Frequently:  34-66%, Continuously:  67-100%)

Other environmental requirements include the verbal ability that is necessary to understand terminology and its application to physical therapy; to communicate with patients, staff and physicians; to conduct training and to prepare meaningful reports.  Numerical ability is required to compute patient charges and to assist in collecting data for various reports.  Clerical perception is needed to keep accurate records of patient treatments, reaction and progress; also needed in preparing training courses.  Spatial and form perception is needed to visualize anatomical structure of the disabled part of the body and relation of the therapeutic devices in remedial actions. Good body mechanics are needed to minimize strain when transferring and treating patients.  The therapist must demonstrate an ability to work with people tactfully, and exhibit qualities of decision making, judgment and motivation.  Visual acuity to perceive reactions to treatment and to read instructions.  Motor coordination and manual and finger dexterity are necessary in performing therapy and using therapeutic equipment.

The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not  mentioned or developmental duties.  

 

Job  Relationships:

Member of a comprehensive healthcare team, including other healthcare providers, the patient, the patient’s family and significant others.

                             Supervised by:           Director, Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Therapy Supervisors

                             Supervises:                Students

                             Provides Direction to: Technicians, Volunteers, and Physical Therapy Assistants

 


MISSION

Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.

Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.

 

VISION

As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to high quality, safe and personalized services.

 

CORE VALUES

Human Dignity

We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God.

 

Compassion

We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family.

 

Justice

We honor each person’s rights and responsibilities in light of the common good.

 

Excellence

We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement.

 

Stewardship

We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity.

 

FACES - Friendly - Available - Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield , PHYSICAL THERAPIST - PRN, Other , CHESTERFIELD, Missouri

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