Physical Therapist - Nexus Children's Hospital - Houston, TX

Description

 Consults, screens, evaluates and treats patients as assigned in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
 Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physician referral, depending on level of care.
 Develops effective treatment plans to assigned patients.
 Supervises the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in direct patient care and patient related activities. Treats patients according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients.
 Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) Services, physicians and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
 Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
 Participates in policy and procedure meetings.
 Documents treatments and outcomes and all required documentations related to patient care according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
 Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff.
 Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
 Establishes and instructs parents/caregivers in patient specific home exercise programs/maintenance programs.
 Participates in discharge planning.
 Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
 Acts as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant schools.
 Communicates and coordinates clinical services/department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
 Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation Services regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
 Demonstrates knowledge of Physical Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example, electrical stimulation, traction, ultrasound, whirlpool, etc.
 Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Physical Therapy.
 Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
 Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
 Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements

Experience

 Minimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.

Skills

• Licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of Texas.
• Current CPR certification.
• Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days
• Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.

Education Required

• Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Physical Therapy.