Physical Therapist
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary
Evaluates and treats patients; maintains records and writes reports. Participates in program development, educational and maintenance functions of the department

Position Duties

1.
Patient Evaluation
  • Reviews patient's chart and physician order for physical therapy before initiating treatment in accordance with department policy.
  • Evaluates patient's condition and therapeutic needs by selecting and administering appropriate tests and assessment tools as determined by professional standards.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in assessing for patient equipment.

2.
Patient Treatment
  • Instructs and explains prescribed treatment to patients and/or parents, as needed.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in selection and administration of intervention (modalities or exercise) for specific patient needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative and flexibility by ensuring that all patient care for the section is completed daily.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in implementation of patient equipment.
  • Contacts appropriate agencies and schools for physical therapy services as needed.
  • Directs parents to financial assistance when needed. Arranges for rental/loan equipment as required.
  • Assumes responsibility for and self-assigns proportionate caseload to equal daily RVU expectations determined by the department given sufficient referrals.

3.
Documentation
  • Completes evaluations and progress notes in acceptable format in the established time frames in accordance to departmental policy.
  • Enters appropriate patient treatment charges accurately by the end of the day.
  • Writes home treatment programs, protocols, letters to referring physicians, school reports and special reports as needed.
  • Provides accurate and thorough documentation for hand-off of care.

4.
Professional Development
  • Participates in the program development, quality improvement, and maintenance functions of the department.
  • Implements or contributes to new programs, as approved by the supervisor.
  • Assists in pre-professional training of students, as assigned.
  • Participates in department research project or case study as available.
  • Presents two professional in-services yearly to department or outside party (non-ACH).
  • Participates in educational development (ie journal club, continuing education courses, advanced degrees or hospital committees).
  • Completes other duties as assigned.
  • Will follow all hospital and departmental policies.

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university Field of Study: Physical Therapy
Required

Doctoral Degree Field of Study: Doctor of Physical Therapy
Preferred

Experience Requirements

1 year pediatric or acute care experience
Preferred

Certification/License/Registry Requirements

Physical Therapy License: (AR) Candidate must possess at time of hire
Required

Skill Requirements

Ability to respond to patient alarms immediately.
Required

Ability to effectively communicate and interact with a variety of clients (patients, parents, medical staff, students, and groups) regardless of social/economic backgrounds.
Required

Ability to remain flexible with schedule and adapt to new situations.
Required

Proven writing and reading skills.
Required

Knowledge of basic computer skills is essential.
Required

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand
Regularly

Physical Activity - Walk
Regularly

Physical Activity - Sit
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Use hands to touch, handle, or feel
Frequently

Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms
Regularly

Physical Activity - Climb or balance
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend
Frequently

Physical Activity - Talk or hear
Regularly

Physical Activity - Taste or smell
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions
Regularly

Physical Environment - Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Work near moving mechanical parts
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Fumes or airborne particles
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Toxic or caustic chemicals
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Outdoor weather conditions
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Extreme heat (non-weather)
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Risk of electric shock
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Infectious disease
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Blood or bodily fluid
Frequently

Physical Environment - Work in a confined area
Frequently

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 10 pounds
Regularly

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 25 pounds
Frequently

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 35 pounds
Frequently

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 50 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 100 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person) * This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - More than 100 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person) * This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation
Occasionally

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:
Moderate

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