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The purpose of this position is to function as a member of the Rehabilitation Services patient care team by providing physical therapy services such as therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, gait training, patient/family education, and various other physical modalities to assist patients in improving strength, endurance, mobility, and flexibility and to decrease pain.
This position treats neuro, ortho, medical population. Therapists are expected to supervise therapy interns and to assist with other educational and research activities conducted by the department or the hospital and meet hospital standards regarding documentation and productivity.
Function/Duties of Position
Provides a Safe Therapeutic Environment
- Ensures the safety and welfare of patients and fellow employees
- Utilized proper posture and sound body mechanics and principles for safe patient handling
- Maintain general good physical and mental health and self care in order not to jeopardize the health and safety of self and others in the workplace.
- Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly environment for patients, family and personnel. Includes but not limited to maintaining organization of supplies and equipment, notifying appropriate personnel when cleaning or repair is needed, follows infection control policies, maintains knowledge of life safety, fire and electrical safety and disaster plan.
- Ensures the safety and welfare of patients and fellow employees.
- Considers the needs of patients, employees, medical staff, volunteers, vendors and members of the community in an informative, courteous and compassionate manner.
- Maintains current knowledge of professional practice responsibilities and relevant national and state laws and issues which affect their practice.
- Conducts onself in an ethical and legal manner upholding the APTA code of ethics, OHSU Code of Conduct, federal privacy policies, state statutes and OARs, complies with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
- Manage use of time effectively to complete professional and technical tasks withing realistic time constraints.
- Takes responsibility for special projects and assignments, additional caseload when needed/ adapts to changing and demanding environments.
- Displays mature, effective professional relationships by accepting appropriate suggestions and constructive criticism and responding with modification of behaviors and exhibiting concern for others.
- Pursues continuing education opportunities, applies and shares new knowledge, participates in staff meetings and inservices
- Demonstrates excellent customer service and communication skills in all interactions with patinet and family, internal and external customers, including telephone, electronic and face to face situations
- Addresses complaints and problems promptly and courteously, involving management when indicated.
- Communicates using active listening skills in a supportive courteous, professional manner at all times to patients, family and staff.
- Uses AIDET for introduction and closing.
Evaluation and Treatment of Patients
- After chart review, performs individualized skilled physical therapy evaluation, including general screening for indications for other therapy disciplines rehabilitation needs.
- Establishes treatment goals including functional outcomes, quantitative measures snd target dates. Discusses goals for treatment with patient and includes family as appropriate, seeks agreement with plan and goals.
- Develops treatment plan directed at achieving identifed goals.
- Provides physical therapy procedures in a highly skilled and competent manor including clear explanations to patients the purpose for selected procedures. Includes patient, family, caregiver training and education in treatment plan. Provides comprehensive handouts as indicated. Adjusts treatment plan specific to patient progress toward established goals.
- Supervises patient care that is delegated to exercise specialists in compliance with OAR rules for physical therapy aide. Provide the amount of personal direction, assistance, advice and instruction necessary to reasonably assure that the supervisee provides the patient competent physical therapy services, given the supervisor's actual knowledge of the supervisee's ability, training and experiences.
- Works closely with vendors for DME assessments and prescriptions.
- Documents evaluation, treatment plan and goals, treatment modalities and procedures in compliance with OHSU, OAR, CMS, DNV, and other 3rd party standards. All charts closed within three days without reminders.
- Competently and safely demonstrates use of therapy equipment for treatment modalities and procedures.
- Ensuring skilled services by reassessing with change in status, modifying plan of care when indicated which may include a change in frequency of services, functional maintenance program, or discharge.
- Enters appropriate billing for care provided.
- Communicates with support staff to promote follow up plan of care
- Medicare certifications and recertifications completed accurately and sent to referring provider for signature. Communicates with support staff, referring providers, and patient to promote Medicare compliance.
- Ensures patient has home program in place to continue after discharge.
- Expected to meet productivity
Care Coordination/Interdisciplinary Communications
- Communication to referring provider as indicated; provides feedback and educates physicians, fellows, residents, and other health care providers about rehabilitation.
- Participates in interdisciplinary meetings as needed for care coordination.
- Timely communication to MCC as needed for insurance authorization requests or to clarify coverage for set treatment plan.
- Arrange for any necessary rehabilitation or home care equipment, communicating with vendors, P&O, 3rd party payors. May include coordinating rehab visits with another provider, writing letters of justification.
- Responds to Mychart messages in timely manner
- Provides evidence based clinical instruction experiences and supervision for PT students.
- Ensure student completion of weekly goals; indentifies and facilitates achievement of affiliation objectives
- Provides regular feedback, completes CPI on schedule
- Participates in the supervision and train ing for student from other disciplines, student volunteers. All staff post one year expected to take students. All staff take volunteers, shadowers.
Departmental Operations/Quality Improvement/Professional Development
- Participates in ongoing professional development, mentoring and competency assessment for self and other staff. Includes but not limited to: attends educational classes, communicates additional trainingneeds to supervisor, attends staff meetings, assists in orientation of new staff, cross trains for other teams as needed, performs peer reviews, pursues independent learning for new developments in patient care area.
- Reports program development needs to supervisor, assists in departmental quality improvement.
- Actively works with team members, leads, and supervisor for continuous improvement of department operations as indentified.
- Responsible for self- monitoring own pt schedule in Epic. Reports schedule conflicts to supervisor and assists in problem solving for good customer service
- Develops and/or improves patient care programs for specialty area.
- BS, BA, MS or DPT in Physical Therapy
- Current State of Oregon Physical Therapy License
- At the time of appointment must have at least a temporary permit
- Current American Heart BLS certification
- Compliance with Code of Conduct, Respect in the workplace and Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole
- Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
- Recent experience in an Ambulatory Care Setting or intensive clinical affiliation
- Experience in post-operative orthopaedic care
- Ability to lift 40 lbs., to repeatedly carry equipment weighing more than 5 lbs. and to walk extensively on hard and soft surfaces. Frequent bending and reaching to navigate medical equipment or perform treatment is required. Requires ability to respond quickly and appropriately to urgent medical situations that may arise with high risk or unusual patient populations. Able to use keyboard and mouse frequently for documentation and communications.
- May require travel between CHH1 and Beaverton location.
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.