This is a PRN position. Organizes and conducts medically prescribed physical therapy programs to restore function, prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of a body part, and helps patients reach maximum performance levels. Plans therapy involving physical exercise, massage, heat, water, etc. Utilizes various mechanical and electrical equipment, and prosthetic and orthotic devices. Evaluates, records and reports on patient progress.
KEY JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Performs comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to determine the status of the physical and cognitive abilities of inpatients and outpatients, considering diagnosis and age specific needs. (E)
B. Develops and implements, with patient/family participation, individualized treatment plans, as indicated, considering diagnosis and age specific needs, with measurable goals and methods to achieve goals. (E)
C. Adheres consistently to the P&Ps relating to documentation, to include: Initial Patient Evaluations, Daily and Weekly Progress Notes as required, Discharge Summaries and other notations as appropriate. (E)
D. Participates in patient care conferences, family conferences, inservice programs, departmental and interdepartmental meetings. (E)
E. Counsels both patient (if appropriate), family and other involved individuals regarding patient evaluation, care and treatment. Initiates and completes discharge planning in a timely manner and provides effective education and training. (E)
F. Assists with coordination and supervision of the Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant student programs, as well as Volunteer program. (M)
G. Actively assists with clinical aspects of the department including orientation of new Associates, scheduling of patients to assure quality patient coverage and appropriate staff supervision as necessary. (E)
H. Demonstrates adherence to the CORE values of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Heath Care System. ( E)
I. Understands, supports, and participates in Performance Improvement activities. (M)
J.Complies with and develops efficient and creative ways to maintain departmental productivity standards. (E)
K. Maintains an awareness of outside agencies in the community to make appropriate referrals, when indicated, to network and to increase knowledge of community resources. (E)
L. Identifies and provides educational opportunities for self, and department, and community. Participates in research activities, as appropriate. (M)
M. Demonstrates competence to perform assigned patient care responsibilities in a manner that meets the age-specific, developmental, and population specific needs of members served by the department. (E)
N. Appropriately adapts assigned patient assessment, treatment and/or caremethods to accommodatethe unique physical, psychological, cultural, age-specific and other developmental needs of each patient served. (E)
O. Fosters and promotes positive and professional relationships with members of the medical staff, physicians, and referral sources.
P. Performs other related duties as directed. (M)
Bachelor's, Master's or entry level Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from an accredited college or university in the area of Physical Therapy is required.
No experience required.
Licensed as a Physical Therapist by the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners of Texas.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.