Loyola University Health System Outpatient Senior Physical Therapist . Full Time - 00305032 in Burr Ridge, Illinois
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Evaluates patients, plans and implements an effective Physical Therapy program based upon physical assessment, clinical judgement, and psychological sensitivity for inpatients and outpatients with diverse
diagnoses; provides patient education, consultation, and discharge planning; supervises and delegates patient care to Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA's), Rehab Technicians, and Physical Therapy Students; assists with program development and outcomes/research activities; acts as an operational and clinical resource for staff in areas of expertise.
nPATIENT ASSESSMENT/TREATMENT: Performs patient evaluations and
treatments in alignment with the Physical Therapy Practice act and
departmental policies and procedures to assess patients functional
deficits and identify recommendations for intervention utilizing advanced
skills with minimal supervision throughout the entire span of life. A.
Interprets physician referrals to identify rehab indications,
contraindications, and precautions for all diagnoses throughout the entire
span of life. B. Conducts and interprets patient evaluations to determine
functional deficits utilizing appropriate basic and advanced evaluation
skills. C. Identifies patient and therapist goals for maximal function and
quality outcomes that are objective, measurable, and time specific.
D. Develops, implements, and progresses a treatment plan choosing
appropriate techniques that incorporates patient and therapists goals to
improve function and provides age specific treatment. E. Documents
evaluation and treatment findings to meet legal and reimbursement
requirements and completes necessary documentation and paperwork for
communication in compliance with department policies and procedures.
nCOMMUNICATION: Exhibits effective patient management skills to
enhance comprehensive patient care and continuity of care. A.
Administers physical therapy programs by considering patient safety,
functional outcomes, and patient's physical, mental, psychosocial,
cultural, and financial needs. B. Provides comprehensive information to all
personnel involved to assist in continuity of care. C. Demonstrates ability
to assign priority to all or part of a patient's treatment without
compromising quality of treatment. D. Ensures timely and appropriate
discharge of patients by participating and planning for patient's
discharge. E. Provides continuity of care by instructing patients and/or
family, and community in exercise programs, home programs, body
mechanics, etc. and adapts education material to audience's mental and
physical capacity F. Promotes teamwork by actively participating in team
activities, and fostering effective working relationships with coworkers
and supervisors. G. Promotes effective working relationships with
coworkers and supervisors by communicating effectively, resolving
conflicts, and offering assistance. H. Demonstrates commitment to self
managed behavior by accepting new challenges and initiates
opportunities for growth.
nPROGRAM & STAFF DEVELOPMENT: Supervises and delegates appropriate
patient care responsibilities to PTA's, Rehab Technicians in
adherence with PT Practice Act to ensure desired outcomes and patient
safety. A. Promotes effective communication with support staff in a
manner that exhibits respect, confidence, and team cooperation. B.
Ensures patient safety and effective outcomes by delegating appropriate
patient care to support staff, re-evaluating and monitoring patient's
status. Contributes to the efficient and safe operation as well as to the
innovat on and strategic plan of the Physical Therapy Services by
participating in delegated activities. C. Performs supervisory functions as
designated in the absence of clinical coordinators by resolving problems,
scheduling staff and patients, handling patient/physician complaints.
D. Assists with program development and projects by completing tasks as
assigned. E. Assists in the orientation and training of new staff members
by preceptoring and mentoring staff. F. Participates in quality
improvement initiatives by presenting problems along with possible
solutions to managerial staff; participates in monitoring indicators as well
as ensures compliance. G. Exhibits time management skills by completing
patient care responsibilities and assigned projects within allotted time
frame. H. Complies with organizational requirements by adhering to LUMC
and departmental policies and procedures (JCAHO, IDPH, OSHA, HCFA,
etc). I. Educates other health care personnel on various aspects of Physical
Therapy by providing inservices as assigned.
nDOCUMENTATION: Performs required documentation for evaluation and
treatment findings and communicates this in a competent, complete,
accurate, clear, concise and timely manner to meet patient and/or family
needs, legal and regulatory requirements. Completes charges and billing
documentation following managed care and insurance guidelines to
ensure maximum reimbursement. Maintai