Physical Therapist - PRN

Company: Texas Health Resources ( Learn More )

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US-TX-Fort Worth
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Job Description
Minimum Education Requirements:
Completion of a Physical Therapy program

Minimum Licensure Requirements:
Texas (Physical Therapy License)
CPR certification or certification within 60 days from Hire Date

Minimum Skill Requirements:
Good verbal and written communication skills in English
Problem-solving ability
Ability to teach others
Time management skills
Good interpersonal and customer service skills
Basic leadership skills

Work Hours/Schedule: PRN, Weekdays and occasional weekends.

Work Setting/Location: Acute Care at Texas Health Southwest & Clearfork

Essential Duties:
Performs age appropriate patient assessment and establishes plan of care:
• Obtains/verifies physician order for therapy and validates for appropriateness
• Reviews available medical records and obtains pertinent medical history from patient or family
• Ensures that patient has given informed consent to treatment
• Evaluates each patient using age and diagnosis appropriate assessment tests and measurements, including appropriate outcome assessment
• Integrates assessment results to identify functional problems and prioritizes care needs with patient and family
• Sets appropriate, measurable, functional goals with time frames to address the identified problems including patient/family goals and
• Determines plan for care, and/or appropriate therapeutic interventions to achieve stated goals
• Initiates therapy discharge planning in collaboration with care team and patient based on prognosis and expected discharge disposition
• Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient assessment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.

Performs age appropriate patient treatment:
• Uses therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for treatment
• Performs treatment procedures that are within the scope of the professional license
• Performs/delegates technical procedures appropriately and safely
• Utilizes a variety of treatment techniques to achieve goals, if necessary
• Determines patient response to treatment and evaluates progress (reassessment)
• Educates patient and family through instruction, demonstration, and/or appropriate handouts in treatment plan, safety issues, home
programs/self management and assistive equipment
• Maintains patient safety throughout treatment
• Communicates with physicians and other healthcare personnel as appropriate regarding patient care issues
• Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific needs
• Motivates non-compliant or unmotivated patients to participate in therapy

Demonstrates Professional accountability:
• Utilizes available resources (equipment, support personnel, educational resources) to maximize efficiency and productivity and to meet
personal developmental needs
• Participates in orientation and training of less experienced staff, students, volunteers and observers
• Responsible for care provided under their direction, including that provided by licensed assistants and therapy technicians
• Attends and/or leads hospital, department, and community meetings / educational in-services
• Meets established productivity targets
• Represents department in a positive manner to hospital/system/community
• Completes assigned work within scheduled hours and offers assistance to others to ensure departmental work is accomplished
• Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/or solutions regarding delivery of patient
• Willing to be cross-trained to treat any diagnosis or level of care
• Participates in continuous improvement activities and/or teams
• Demonstrates commitment to the maintenance of a clean, safe work environment that is compliant with departmental, hospital and
regulatory agency requirements
• Works in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and departmental personnel
• As required, participates appropriately in departmental safety drills / emergency procedures

Performs Appropriate Documentation:
• Documents all aspects of assessment, plan of care, and re-certifications in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other
applicable regulatory guidelines
• Documents all aspects of each treatment session in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines
• Obtains physician signature on all plans care and re-certifications, providing proof of all attempts to obtain signature such as documenting
contacts in medical record and retaining fax cover letters
• Accurately submits patient charges and records procedures according to departmental policy
• Documents assessment of education needs, education provided, and patient understanding of education provided in accordance with
departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines
• Completes discharge summary for each patient in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines
• Completes all documentation within established time frame
• If appropriate, completes all required team documentation including intake process, plan of care, and discharge summary
• As appropriate / required, completes required outcome tools and any additional documentation for outpatients, acute stroke patients and for
specialty units/programs (i.e. Lysholme, MDS, DRS, team staffing reports, etc.)
• Documents and reports unusual occurrences, on the job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning

Participates in strategies to meet business initiatives and unit/team, program, and department specific goals and targets

Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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