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UWMC Physical Therapy has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE), day shift, PHYSICAL THERAPIST SPECIALIST. The clinical program lead for physical therapy services across the adult inpatient continuum which includes oversight of Durable Medical Equipment (DME), bracing, and specialized assessments (including Vestibular). Under general direction, coordinate and provide leadership for DME, bracing and specialized assessments within physical therapy, responsible for managing, assessing and directing clinical and educational activities in accordance to patient needs.
Develops and leads staff training in wheelchair, bracing assessments and recommendations, Vestibular and other PT assessments. Establish and lead recommendations and training modules for purchasing of necessary trial equipment to manage the patients’ care throughout their continuum
Coordinate and collaborate with durable medical equipment specialists, prosthetics and orthotics and rehab medicine to establish fiscally responsible recommendations that meet patient care needs in terms of bracing and wheelchairs
Creates competencies and training modules that are specific to vestibular assessment and other procedures within the physical therapy department
In collaboration with supervisor, coordinates development of selected department activities/projects specifically around the areas of DME, bracing and vestibular rehab to promote delivery of quality physical therapy care including assisting with staffing
Establish, delegate, coordinate and supervise program development and quality improvement projects specifically in areas of DME, bracing and vestibular rehab. This include facilitation of in-services and provision of current research to develop new department protocols and standards of care
Assists in annual observations and assists in competency assessment of assigned clinical staff
Assists and/or leads in the development of clinical programs for optimum patient care and service
Participates in operational aspects, performance improvement, and Quality Improvement activities within the department
Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluation of departmental performance, and takes action to remain in budget guidelines
Collaborates with other disciplines and between facilities as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge specifically around the areas of DME, bracing and vestibular rehab
Oversees orientation of new staff, including development of workgroup competencies and delegation of mentorship, particularly in the areas of DME, bracing and vestibular rehab
Independently, plans, directs and administers physical therapy evaluation and intervention to patients throughout the medical center
Assesses and treats a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems utilizing training in the evaluation and treatment process
Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and function, appropriate to their hospital stay and medical situation
Ensures that patient charges and documentation are accurate and entered on a timely basis
Supervises students, volunteers, and medical assistants
Clinical oversight of critical care physical therapists
Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist
Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Program, and 2.5 years of relevant practice in physical therapy, and certification in the specialty service OR Equivalent education/experience.
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