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Physical Therapist (5521)

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:Directs the evaluation, development, coordination, and implementation of physical therapy intervention provided to patients. Serves as a patient advocate assuring the delivery of physical therapy meets legal, ethical and institutional standards while adhering to the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the department and the organization. This specific job will be working as a contractor for the Early Childhood Intervention ProgramESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:--- Provides evaluation, treatment and discharge planning to patients relative to age, culture and condition in assigned clinical area.--- Documents patient evaluation, treatment progress and billing, appropriately in the medical record. Documentation must meet peer review requirements.--- Communicates pertinent patient information with the patient, family members, physicians, team members, and other disciplines.--- Participates in rounds, clinics and case conferences as assigned.--- Meets required competencies for assigned area.--- Delegates duties and monitor service delivery appropriately to PTA, Rehabilitation Aide.--- Supervises students as requested (at least 1 year of experience).--- Participates in and provides in-service/continuing education/ research opportunities.--- Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.MARGINAL OR PERIODIC JOB FUNCTIONS:--- Performs related duties as required.Work Environments

  • Work environment is located in a comfortable indoor area.
  • Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped work space and/or fumes could sometimes cause discomfort.
  • Moderate to extreme physical effort may be required, such as walking, standing, performing CPR, and lifting materials, equipment, objects, and/or patients.
  • Occasional lifting may be very heavy and awkward, over 50 lbs.
  • Vision, hearing, talking, and sense of touch abilities must be adequate to enable one to quickly and accurately perform tasks such as reading small print, reading from monitoring equipment, defining details, sending and receiving clear and accurate oral communication.
  • Shift work is required at least 3 days per month.
  • Alertness and careful attention to detail will be required to avoid injury.
  • May be exposed to such occupational hazards as communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens, ionizing & non-ionizing radiation, hazardous medications and disoriented or combative patients or others.----REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:Master's degree or equivalent in Physical Therapy from an accredited program. Licensed or eligible for license in the State of Texas. 0-3 years of related experience.

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Physical Therapist (5521), Healthcare , Galveston, Texas

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