UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME DAYS, INPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPIST. Incumbent performs physical therapy treatments and related duties as prescribed by an MD, DO, DDS, PA, ARNP, podiatrist, chiropractor or naturopathic physician. Assigned patients may be hospital inpatients, outpatients, or reside in nursing homes. REQUIREMENTS: PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
1. Plans and Evaluates Care, includes but is not limited to: • Reviews physician’s referral and patient’s medical record, reviews diagnosis, and determines therapy treatment required. • Evaluates and monitors patient’s progression and makes appropriate adjustments to treatment plan to achieve maximum benefit.
2. Provides, Progresses, and Documents Care, includes but is not limited to: • Prior to therapy intervention, performs and documents an initial exam and evaluates data and diagnosis to identify problems. • Administers position and exercises, massage, and other treatments (including use of special equipment) to relieve pain, increase flexibility and strength, and/or decrease patient’s disability. • Performs wound care and wound debriment, per physician order, if certified to do so. • Follows established procedures and observes all safety precautions in the application and the use of heat, cold, light, water, sound, message, debriment, and electrical stimulation. • Meets departmental standards for quality, customer service, and productivity. • Records patient’s treatment, progress, and response in patient’s chart/computer record. • Submits charge tickets to reflect time spent with patients seen each day. • Participates in assisting other areas of the department if needed, including clerical and reception activities.
3. Provides for Continuing Care, includes but is not limited to: • Trains patients in exercises, ambulation, and activities of daily living. • When appropriate, establishes a home program to encourage patient involvement and independence. • Trains patient and family members in home treatment procedures. • Discharges patient from therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained; provides for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
4. Communication and Collaboration, includes but is not limited to: • Confers with patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement, and assess the treatment program. • Observes and reports patient’s responses to the referring medical practitioner by progress notes, letters and verbal communication. • Attends appropriate conferences and/or meetings pertaining to assigned patient.
5. Training and Leadership, includes but is not limited to: • Trains and orients new employees and volunteers. • Supervises PT Assistants, PT Aides, and Volunteers. • Advises PT Assistant on treatment plan for assigned patients. • Supervises and trains assigned students and evaluates their performance. • Develops and presents in-service education classes as assigned. • Assists with organizational planning, and actively participates in the development and implementation of new programs, departmental performance improvement projects, community awareness programs, and projects that ensure the department remains compliant with all regulatory requirements.
6. Equipment and Supplies, includes but is not limited to: • Evaluates and cares for braces, prosthesis, other active assistive devices and durable medical equipment. • Complies with procedures for maintenance of departmental supplies and equipment. • Assists in acquisition of durable medical equipment.
• Education Background Four to seven years of university study which leads to a baccalaureate, Master's, or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) from an American Physical Association-approved school.
o Washington state physical therapist license required.
o CPR certification preferred
• Special Training/Skills Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department.
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.