Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "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 UW 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.
The University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, PHYSICAL THERAPIST 3. This position is located at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. This person will be responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy evaluation and intervention to patients 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.)
Provide clinical instruction to physical therapy assistants/aids and physical therapy students and mentorship of physical therapy residents
Promotes an environment of advanced clinical reasoning and teaching in all aspects of their practice
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed. Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities. Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team
Directs and delegates appropriately Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapy Aides, student assistants, Medical Assistants and volunteers
Maintains records pertinent to the department
Manages caseload independently, asks for help as workload/census varies and volunteers available time to other clinicians
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
Follows hospital and department policies and procedures related to infection control, personal and patient safety
Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in Quality Improvement activities including outcome data
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
Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs
REQUIREMENTS: 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 at least two years of relevant experience as a Physical Therapist. OR Equivalent education/experience.
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.