Physical Therapist - FT - Nexus Children's Hospital - Houston, TX
The Physical Therapist assesses the specialized needs of each patient, develops a safe plan of care, implements and
modifies it as necessary in accordance with hospital and departmental policy, Physical Therapy Board of Texas, Standards of Practice and Texas Practice Act.
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Strong assessment/evaluation skills
Clinical competence in treating a variety of pediatric patient care needs
Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
Complete all required documentations of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
Participates in policy and procedure meetings.
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 caregivers in patient specific maintenance programs.
Establishes and instructs parents/caregivers in patient specific home exercise programs.
Communicates and coordinates clinical service department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Physical Therapy.
Proficient in Electronic Medical Records documentation
The position requires occasional/frequent lifting of 50+ pounds and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping, and squatting
Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are necessary
Visual ability to monitor instruments, computers, and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are required in this position
- Minimum of one year experience working in an In-patient and Outpatient setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions