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Physical Therapist

Company: SSM Health
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Job Description:

Description

Role Purpose:


Is responsible for assessment, evaluation, documentation, communication, and treatment of a variety of physical dysfunction's and age groups in an acute hospital setting, extended care facilities and outpatient facility. This care is delivered as established by the department within the guidelines of practice standards and ordered by the physician to meet the needs of patients and customers using Rehabilitation Services.


Responsibilities:


    • Assesses and document orders for therapy prior to initialing or changing treatment plan.
    • Interprets, understands, and performs therapy services within the scope of practice for appropriate levels of intervention.
    • Utilizes established treatment plans to provide effective direct patient care and/or guide and supervise the care of the patient.
    • Selects and administers developmentally appropriate evaluations, using diagnostic tools and procedures that are
    • functionally relevant, culturally sensitive and theoretically grounded.
    • Provides all necessary information to physicians, payors, and case managers.
    • Assess and reassess clinical/functional outcomes as compared to initial findings/goals.
    • Instructs assistants and technicians in the treatment procedures to be performed.
    • Provide adaptive equipment or other devices according to the needs of the patient.
    • Effectively supports team members and maintains accountability for standard of care provided.
    • Helps foster success of new staff.
    • Actively involved in solving problems on the unit.


      Qualifications


      Minimum Qualifications:


      • Graduated of accredited college or university with a B.S. or M.S. degree in Physical Therapy
      • Successful completion of National Registry Examinations as approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (A.P.T.A.) for state licensure. Must possess a current Missouri State License. Membership in American Physical Therapy Association optional.Outpatient and acute care experience preferred.
      • Ability to communicate and form positive professional relationships with other department personnel, other hospital personnel, medical staff, and patients. Communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and in-group presentations. Attend professional continuing education programs and professional meeting yearly.
        About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Jefferson City


        SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full-service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit, a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.

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