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University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare, Inc. has supported the University of Florida's physician practice in Jacksonville and other northern Florida and southern Georgia communities since 1971. UFJHI provides a wide range of business services to one of the largest mixed specialty practices in the southeastern United States consisting of over 300 physicians working in 30 clinics. UFJHI is an exciting and challenging place to work. We really care about the communities and patients that we serve. Our employees work alongside nationally and internationally renowned physicians who are engaged in teaching and research as well as providing healthcare services. Primarily located in Jacksonville, Florida, UFJHI also offers a great north Florida lifestyle with countless recreational activities, museums, orchestras along with professional and amateur sports.
Scope of the Job
Serve as a professional level Physical Therapist to conduct assessments/evaluation; participate as needed in developing, communicating, and monitoring developmental outcomes; and serve as a coach/technical liaison with community teams.
The essential functions are the primary dimensions for performance review.
Conducts developmental evaluation and assessment across all domains (cognitive, self-help/adaptive, fine and gross motor, communicative, and social/emotional), as part of a multi-disciplinary team, using standardized tools and clinical impressions when needed.
Interprets evaluation and assessment results and maintains appropriate records as set by local, state and federal guidelines.
Participates in developing appropriate developmental outcomes as part of the Family Support Team planning process.
Serves as the primary service provider or therapist as part of a team assigned to individual children and families.
Coaches families and care providers to enhance their capacity to increase child learning related to identified IFSP outcomes.
Serves as a coach and provides training to assist community teams in the practice of the Florida Early Steps consultative/primary service provider model.
Maintains professional licensure and attends training as necessary to maintain skills and knowledge as part of the birth to three multi-disciplinary team.
Participates in external and internal quality assurance activities as necessary to meet program requirements.
Consults with community providers to ensure continuity of care for enrolled children and families.
Assists with planning and/or presenting in-service or professional development activities for the Local Early Steps (EIP) staff and providers as necessary.
Service in consultative/coaching role.
Must be able to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations. Must be capable of dealing with periodic cyclical workload pressures and levels of responsibility. Required to make independent judgments without supervision. Must be able to make generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. Must have the adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Requires the ability to work with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
Knowledge and skill in administering, analyzing, interpreting, and explaining evaluation/assessment results to peers, other professionals and families.
Ability to work with children with special needs birth to three and their families in community settings.
Ability and skill to jointly develop Individualized Family Support Plans with appropriate outcomes with a team, including the family.
Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for infants and toddlers with special needs.
Knowledge of and ability to apply State Program Plan and Operations Guide policies and procedures.
Ability to work independently and effectively with others.
Ability to communicate effectively and courteously verbally and in writing.
Ability to organize and prioritize assignments.
Ability to interact effectively with staff and outside contacts.
Valid Florida licensure as a Physical Therapist.
Two years experience working with children birth to three preferably in a setting in the home or other environment outside the clinical setting.
Education and Certifications
MUST HAVE ACTIVE FLORIDA LICENSURE .
MUST ENROLL AND OBTAIN APPROVAL ONLINE THROUGH THE STATE EARLY STEPS ENROLLMENT SYSTEM PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT http://www.cms-kids.com/ESProviders.htm
Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited university/college with internship in pediatric setting to be considered as experience.
Master’s Degree preferred
Valid drivers license.
University of Florida Jacksonville Healthcare Inc. - 18 months ago