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Houston Methodist Physical Therapist I - Outpatient in Houston, Texas

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Physical Therapist I (PT I) is responsible for assessing patients and developing the therapy plan of care. Provides education to patients, patient's family members, and/or caregivers and collaborates with other health care professionals as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. As a member of the patient care team provides direct patient care. Has responsibility to deliver exceptional patient care with adherence to safety standards and guidelines to ensure optimal patient safety, customer service, and optimum patient outcomes. May serve as a mentor and resource to less experienced staff to include clinical observers, other disciplines (nursing/SPL), some entry level students.

PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

  • Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

  • INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

  • COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

  • RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

  • EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

  • Focuses on patient/customer safety

  • Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards

  • Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)

  • Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met

  • Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20 %

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)

  • Serves as resource to co-workers and may assist in teaching and providing guidance to students and support staff, participating in the orientation of new team members, and serving as Clinical Instructor.

SERVICE - 20 %

  • Performs complete and comprehensive evaluation of patients to identify patient's level of function and to determine the treatment plan. Develops the plan of care based on evaluation findings and implements the physical therapy treatment plan. (EF)

  • Provides education to patients, patient's family members, and/or caregivers. Serves as resource to clinical fellows and nursing in teaching best practices. (EF)

  • Collaborates and communicates with the healthcare team modifications to patient's treatment plan, progress, and discharge planning for achievement of identified patient specific goals. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 20 %

  • Assesses patients regularly, monitors progress towards treatment goals, modifies goals, and plan or program as indicated. Recognizes complications/limitations associated with certain procedures and proactively addresses such for optimum outcomes. (EF)

  • Identifies opportunities and provides recommendations for corrective action and process improvement. Contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF)

  • Provides oversight of physical therapy related activities completed by caregivers or nursing, and if necessary adjust the plan to improve quality of outcome and maintain the safety of the patient. (EF)

FINANCE - 20 %

  • Uses resources efficiently to maximize utilization of time and equipment. Meets labor productivity standards by effectively managing established patient load assignments. (EF)

  • Maintains accurate and complete documentation of patient education procedures performed in a timely manner in the patient record. Enters accurate charges for services provided as applicable. (EF)

  • Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize tasks for self and for specialty area of focus.

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20 %

  • Actively participates in departmental projects and hospital committees. (EF)

  • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Physical Therapist I.

  • Assists higher level PTs with program development and/or clinical competencies.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certificates, Licenses and Registrations section.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • No experience required; experience highly preferred

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Texas Physical Therapy License or eligible for temporary Texas Physical Therapy License- must obtain licensure within 90 days of employment

  • American Heart Association BLS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.

  • Possesses proficient computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems and standard Rehabilitation equipment.

  • Demonstrate professional and technical competence in the selection, evaluation, utilization of treatment plans.

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work AttireYes/No

Uniform No

ScrubsYes

Business professionalNo

Other (dept approved) Yes

On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

Travel**

May require travel within No

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside No

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: ________

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its top ranked Honor Roll for the fourth time and second consecutive year. 2020 also marked the ninth year in a row Houston Methodist Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 952 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and over 8,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

The same high-quality care for which Houston Methodist is known is available at several Emergency Care Centers in Houston and the surrounding areas. These Emergency Care Centers house exam rooms, full digital radiography suite, low radiation dose 16-slice CT scan, ultrasound and a full on-site stat chemistry lab.

Street: 5505 West Loop South Suite 130

Name: PT/OT - Sports ST

Regular Shift: 1st - Day

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