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Physical Therapist Acute Care Therapies

Company: Wellstar Health System, Inc.
Location: Marietta
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Facility: Kennestone Hospital
The physical therapist assesses, plans, organizes and participates in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury. Services are provided across the full continuum and rendered in a cost conscious, quality focused and customer oriented manner. Compliance with all applicable regulatory standards is also required in this role.

Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Patient Assessment
    * In collaboration with the physician, responsible for the establishment and ongoing evaluation of treatment programs, plan of care, goals and discharge plans for the patients as related to the physical therapy needs of the patient.
    * Establishes a plan of care in conjunction with the patient and/or family members.
    * Establishes realistic discharge plan incorporating patient and/or family member goals.
  • Treatment Planning and Provision of Care
    * Implements the physical therapy treatment plan
    * Selects appropriate treatment activities to progress patient towards goals.
    * Revises goals/plan of care with patient/family input
    * Provides ongoing patient/family education and training
    * Provides discharge instructions, follow-up and referral to community resources as appropriate
    * Acts as a referral source for staff, families, physicians on services and equipment related to rehabilitation services.
  • Documentation
    * Documents the evaluation and plan of care according to departmental guidelines
    * Documents each treatment session according to departmental protocols
    * Completes and submits family education, discharge and other required documentation within facility and program guidelines
  • General requirements
    * Adheres to ethical business practices by striving to perform in a manner that conforms to the highest standards of ethical behavior, integrity and honesty.
    * Embraces diversity and demonstrates the ability to work together.
    * Maintains confidentiality of all patient information.
    * Maintains attendance/punctuality in accordance with system policy and procedure.
    * Adheres to departmental dress code policy, including wearing and displaying ID badge appropriately.
    * Communicates information effectively both verbally and in writing with all team members.
    * Attends and participates in staff meetings, required in services, process improvement activities, and other meetings as requested.
    * Organizes workload to complete responsibilities in an appropriate and timely manner.
    * Utilizes materials and equipment in a safe and cost-effective manner.
    * Observes infection prevention precautions
  • Customer Service
    * Strives to help lead the industry through vision, technology, innovation and customer service.
    * Strives to make a difference in the lives of our employees and patients.
    * Consistently applies AIDET principles in all interactions with patients.
    * Encourages a positive environment and experience for co-workers and patients. Treats patients and fellow team members with respect. Fosters teamwork with trust, support and collaboration.
    * Demonstrates knowledge of service recovery principles and implements appropriately
  • Professional Development
    * Participates in professional development and mandatory education activities.
    * Completes core and annual competencies according to established departmental timelines.
    * Completes all educational requirements required by discipline to maintain licensure.
    * Participates in orientation and training of new employees.
    * Completes all mandatory hospital and/or system mandatory requirements
    Required for All Jobs

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.

    Required Minimum Education

  • Graduate from an accredited physical therapy program Required and
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy Required or
  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy Required or
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy Required
    Required Minimum Experience

    Required Minimum Skills

  • Effective communication skills, customer service focused, team oriented, and basic computer skills.
    Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Physical Therapist Required
  • Basic Life Support Required
  • BLS - Instructor Required
  • BLS - Provisional Required
    Additional Licenses and Certifications

Keywords: Wellstar Health System, Inc., Marietta , Physical Therapist Acute Care Therapies, Healthcare , Marietta, Georgia

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