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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