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Provides appropriate assessments and therapy plans to patients and families/caregivers, including education regarding therapy, diagnosis, activities, etc. Participates in the education of patients, families, coworkers, and self. Works to execute responsibilities within a team framework using open communication.
The patient caseload for this position is primarily outpatient orthopedics.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluates patients according to medical diagnosis and determines a movement system diagnosis.
Develops and implements treatment plans based on diagnosis, findings, co-morbidities, patient goals, and prognosis.
Completes medical record documentation in a clear, concise, accurate, and timely manner and ensures accurate and timely charge entry using approved formats in conjunction with therapy supervisor, in compliance with state, federal and intermediary guidelines and in accordance with established policies and procedures. Ensures care is provided under a valid referral from an appropriate referral source and within insurance approval, as indicated and necessary for clinical care of the patient.
Provides appropriate assessments, education, and plan of care to patients and families/caregivers. Education will include information regarding diagnosis, activities, etc.
Maintains regular contact with the patients and referring providers regarding patient’s progress or problems.
Provides home programs and appropriate community referrals. Facilitates and obtains referrals for necessary services and devices.
Attends related departmental meetings, conferences, and continuing education courses. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Carries full patient caseload, ensuring management of patient schedule. Notifies supervisor of schedule openings and concerns with caseload management.
Demonstrates flexibility, team building, and active participation in departmental functions in order to promote an efficient and positive work environment.
Maintains communication with supervisor related to service needs such as necessary supplies, equipment, and clinical training in order to effectively complete assigned duties.
Adheres to discipline specific State Practice Act and other regulatory agencies. Performs duties in an ethical manner in accordance with discipline specific professional code of conduct.
Masters of Physical Therapy Degree.
Currently licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Missouri as a Physical Therapist; Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Program in Physical Therapy. The position is located at 4444 Forest Park. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.
2+ years' experience.
Expected to apply principles of scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
Interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form, to include technical instructions.
Demonstrates current knowledge and application of safety issues particularly as applied to body mechanics.
Ability to lift 10 pounds from floor to waist, carry 10 pounds for short distances, and push and pull occasionally with moderate force.
Coordinate hand movements to write, type, manipulate folders, and client body parts.
Must possess good organizational and critical thinking skills with the ability to solve simple and complex problems; excellent and professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; an ability to interview, counsel, or advise clients, patients, and their families; and work well with all personnel.
Ability to perform high level problem solving, negotiation, and executive functions.
Must be able to organize, prioritize, and effectively manage a caseload of varied patients and use judgment regarding discharge planning and timing of services.
Proficient computer skills to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, and E-mail.
Must be comfortable with an evidence-based practice work environment dedicated to continual improvement and effective change.
Ability to handle confidential matters discretely.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience and the internal equity of the Program.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. The schedule for this position will be finalized upon hire, however, the work week is Monday through Friday and the position will require flexibility to meet the needs of patients and the clinical practice.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Direct Patient Care Setting
Normal Office Environment
Exposure to Blood-Borne Pathogens
Requires Protective Devices
Typically Bending, Crouching, Stooping
Typically Standing or Walking
Repetitive Wrist, Hand, or Finger Movement
Occasional Lifting (25 lbs. or less & 25-50 lbs.)
Frequent Lifting (25 lbs. or more)
May supervise fieldwork students, Certified Physical Therapist Assistants, and Therapy Aides.
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