As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed 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.
Harborview Rehabilitation Therapies and Clinics has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, temporary/hourly, PHYSICAL THERAPIST 2. Under general supervision, this individual will assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe physical therapy care. This position is designed to meet the needs of patients on acute and intensive care units. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The PT2 will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations. This PT will also collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge, and implement treatment programs, which include the use of physical agents, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and functional training.
Demonstrates working knowledge of the disease process, precautions, typical medical treatment and diagnostic procedures, functional, abilities, complications and implications of long term deficits related to primary diagnoses treated in service area
Provides skilled, timely and effective patient care
Follows protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service
Plans treatment programs with the patient and treatment team
Documents intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems, including assessment, measurable criteria, goals method of treatment, home programs and adapting plan according to patient’s response to intervention
Participates in team rounds and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention
Provide home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention
Knowledge of other treatment team member’s roles with intervention and effective methods to collaborate in patient’s treatment
Coordinate patient care programs with treatment team to facilitate and enhance functional outcomes
Follows billing and reimbursement procedures
Complies with agency and division standards, protocols procedures
Participates in discipline and workgroup meetings
Participates in Quality Assurance as it relates to patient care
Articulates and integrates safety policies and procedures into daily practice
A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school of physical therapy, or completion of a Physical Therapy program OR equivalent education/experience
Current Washington State license to practice as a physical therapist
Possess physical ability to move patients and equipment
DESIRED: Prior experience in an acute care hospital setting desired
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.