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At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
With an ambulatory network that includes over 30 outpatient clinics, 200 employees, and a world-class staff of healthcare professionals, UW Medical Center – Northwest is proud to provide a wide spectrum of primary and specialty care across the Greater Seattle Area.
UW Medical Center – Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE, 40 hours per week), day shift PELVIC HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPIST to join our Outpatient Therapies Clinic, located at our Outpatient Medical Center in North Seattle. Our Outpatient Therapies Clinic is a growing practice with 17 providers. We are proud to offer a broad range of orthopedic, sports medicine, and rehabilitation services to patients of all backgrounds. The Physical Therapist will provide pelvic rehabilitation services to a variety of patients, including perimenopausal mothers, athletes, patients with incontinence, and patients experiencing pelvic health complications. The Physical Therapist will serve as the pelvic health subject matter expert on our team and will work closely with our providers to support patients with pelvic health needs. When needed, the Physical Therapist will also provide general musculoskeletal rehabilitation services.
SCHEDULE: The Physical Therapist will work 40 hours per week, day shift only. There are no weekend or holiday responsibilities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans and Evaluates Care
Provides initial evaluation of pelvic rehabilitation needs
Makes referrals to other health care providers
Reviews physician’s referral and patient’s medical record, reviews diagnosis, and determines therapy treatment required
Evaluates and monitors patient’s progression and makes appropriate adjustments to treatment plans
Provides, Progresses, and Documents Care
Performs and documents an initial exam and evaluates data and diagnosis to identify problems
Administers position and exercises, massage, and other treatments to relieve pain, increase flexibility and strength, and decrease patient’s disability
Follows established procedures and observes all safety precautions in the application and the use of heat, cold, light, water, sound, message, mobilization, and electrical stimulation
Meets departmental standards for quality, customer service, and productivity
Records patient’s treatment, progress, and response in patient’s chart/computer record
Completes charging methodology (Epic) to reflect time spent with patients seen each day
Provides for Continuing Care
Trains patients in exercises, ambulation, and activities of daily living
When appropriate, establishes a home program to encourage patient involvement and independence
Trains patient and family members in home treatment procedures
Discharges patient from therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained; provides for appropriate follow-up care or referrals
Communication and Collaboration
Confers with patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement, and assess the treatment program
Observes and reports patient’s responses to the referring medical practitioner
Attends appropriate conferences or meetings pertaining to assigned patient
Training and Leadership
Trains and orients new employees and volunteers
Supervises and trains assigned students and evaluates their performance in accordance with APTA guidelines
Develops and presents in-service education classes
Assists with organizational planning, and actively participates in the development and implementation of new programs, departmental performance improvement projects, community awareness programs, and projects that ensure the department remains compliant with all regulatory requirements
A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or Doctorate degree from a recognized school of physical therapy
2 years of work experience in a physical therapist capacity
Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist
5+ years of work experience in a physical therapist capacity
Demonstrated experience in pelvic health rehabilitation, pelvic floor rehabilitation, or pelvic girdle rehabilitation
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