Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top twelve medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC Physical Therapy has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME, FIXED DURATION, PHYSICAL THERAPIST 2. This individual will be responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy evaluation and intervention to patients with complex medical diagnosis and/or difficult social situations (multi system impairments and or multiple co-morbidities) referred by a licensed provider. Administers treatments and physical agents as determined by the evaluation in an effort to restore function and prevent further disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Partners with, patients their families and/or caregivers to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.
Documents appropriately and accurately with regard to content and timeliness (following the policies of the Physical Therapy department and UW Medicine)
Coordinates delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (PTA, Medical Assistant, PT Aide, etc.)
Instructs other team members in patient-specific therapy techniques related to physical therapy
Provides ongoing mentorship to new physical therapy employees and current employees who may be rotating into their area of practice for the first time, or haven’t been their in a long time
Provide advice to more novice clinicians about all aspects of physical therapy practice as needed
Promotes and environment of advanced clinical reasoning and teaching in all aspects of their practice
Participate in annual evidence base case study
Able to reflect on clinical practice and identify areas of needed personal professional development and pursues knowledge base to address this
Incorporates new learning into their daily practice as well as educate the staff on this newly gained information in a way that is applicable to our practice environment
Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in Quality Improvement activities including outcome data
Identifies areas of system improvements, patient safety concerns, or needed program development and takes the initiative to address these concerns by correcting the problem if easily resolved or brings a plan of action to the supervisor or manager for consultation and budgetary approval
Establishes professional relationships with other health care professionals to advance the practice of Physical Therapy and improve our patient’s outcomes through collaborative team work
Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines
Makes suggestion for improvement of operations that positively effect the bottom line
Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis
Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs
Provides leadership to the department in regards to professionalism and creating an environment that is stimulating and fosters innovation and continued learning
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
REQUIREMENTS: Legal Requirement: Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist. AND A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school of physical therapy, or completion of a Physical Therapy program and one year relevant experience. OR Equivalent education/experience.
DESIRED: Minimum of 1 year of experience in Acute Care.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.