Sanford Health Physical Therapist-PRN - Physical Therapy-Medical Center in Aberdeen, South Dakota
Job Title: Physical Therapist-PRN | Physical Therapy-Medical Center | Aberdeen
Department : Physical & Occupational Therapy - Aberdeen
Job Schedule: PRN
Hours Per Shift: 8 hr
Plans, organizes and delivers physical therapy programs that help clients/patients recover and improve their mobility, relieve pain, increase strength and prevent deformities. Conducts examinations, evaluations, and interventions patients who are affected by injury or disease.
Utilizes tools and techniques to administer physical therapy interventions following safeguards. Documents client's/patient's information for evaluation; establishes therapeutic plans and modifies them if necessary. Educates clients/patients and their family members about treatment plans/schedules and self-exercises to be continued at home. Knowledge of and utilizes appropriate age-related treatments and evaluations relating to the needs of clients/patients. Demonstrate and incorporate knowledge of current research into daily treatment of clients/patients.
May treat individuals of all ages with varying diagnosis and disorders. Will demonstrate documentation in accordance with departmental guidelines and meet all regulatory requirements. Demonstrates level of treatment associated with their specialty provided to their clients/patients. Follows and adheres to accepted clinical practice guidelines of professional organization.
Exhibits flexibility with acceptance of variable work schedules/assignments. Participates in activities to promote the department, Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health. Will be interacting with individuals outside of the department including but not limited to: providers, case managers, third party payers, public organizations, companies/contractual partners, etc. May be asked to supervise assistants, aides, and students as they provide patient care, treatment, or other services. Will be expected to provide ongoing education and training to peers in the area(s) of expertise as determined by the department leadership. Performs other related duties as requested by manager.
Based on facility needs and assigned locations, may focus on those receiving intervention in the post-acute, long term care and home health care environments.
Applies physical therapy tools and technologies according to a client/patient's individual case. Analyzes and records the therapeutic progress of clients/patients; recommends necessary adjustments. Identifies common patient safety risks within the organization and how they can be avoided. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Follows guidelines, regulations, standards and safety procedures in the therapy process. Recognizes ethical requirements within own specialized areas of responsibility. Knowledge of the value of self-motivation and initiative; ability and willingness to seek out work and the drive to accomplish goals. Seeks opportunities to serve as a mentor. Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health information. Identifies the importance of monitoring patient responses and reactions during therapy. Safeguards clients/patients in the treatment process (e.g. during movement into/onto equipment). Provides insights into the application of various physical therapy treatments in different cases. Evaluates and modifies a physical therapy plan according to a client/patient's health status. Directs the implementation of the physical therapy process in a variety of service settings. Demonstrates knowledge of development and delivery of patient education for diverse audiences. Conducts the activities required in each step of the physical therapy process.
This Physical Therapist will work on a PRN (as needed) schedule, typically covering daytime shifts. Will work primarily with adults ranging from high school students to geriatrics.
Appropriate education level required in accordance with state licensure.
Must be licensed in the state(s) of practice as a Physical Therapist.
When applicable, may require valid driver's license.
Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers required or within the first 60 days of employment.
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Job Function: Allied Health
Job Schedule: PRN
Req Number: WD16001