PeaceHealth Physical Therapist - Acute Therapy in Bellingham, Washington
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.
PeaceHealth is seeking a Physical Therapist - Acute Therapy for a Per Diem/Relief, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $37.73, more depending on experience.
Responsible for the evaluation of patients, determining plan-of-care and goals of treatment, participating in treatment of patients within the scope of Physical Therapy. Provides oversight to therapy assistants and students in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served; provides supervision to therapy aides and volunteers. Works as part of a patient care team toward the best outcomes for the patient.
Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation, and team members.
Completes patient treatment according to plan of care and modifies plan to meet patient needs, and updates plan as appropriate.
Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.
Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients. May act as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
May mentor and provide oversight to new caregivers, physical therapist assistants, and/or therapy aides. Provides clinical instruction and training to students.
Recommends and participates in development of new services and programs, quality improvement and monitoring activities.
Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate from a Physical Therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education required.
- Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting
Current Physical Therapist license from the Physical Therapy Licensing Board in state of practice required.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
Ability to assess patients’ conditions and exercise independent judgment
ST JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS
Work requires active physical exertion 34% to 65% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing over 80 lbs.
Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.
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