Physical Therapist
DCH Health System - Northport, AL

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Responsible to complete all aspects of care for assigned patient load including evaluations, formulating plan of care, collaboration of care plans with patient/family/other disciplines, performing therapeutic interventions, education, and meeting all documentation requirements outlined in department. Clinical scope of services includes patient population from adolescent to geriatric.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Review, collect and evaluate relevant clinical data.

Formulate an appropriate patient care plan based on assessment.

Collaborates and coordinates patients care plans with patient/family and other care providers.

Perform therapeutic procedures for clients as outlined in patient’s plan of care.

Participates in patient/family teaching.

Maintain clinical and professional competency.

Completes all documentation requirements in the established time frame.

Responsible for monitoring all care delivered by assistants or aides, communicating routinely as to patient needs/goals.

Attends in service programs and departmental or hospital meetings.

Shares experience by mentoring students, new employees, volunteers and presenting in services.

Maintains involvement in department and hospital activities.

Provides feedback to the Manager on individual performance if needed.

May assist with staff scheduling and perform staff competencies.

Assist in planning and program development.

Assist with departmental productivity by fulfilling individual work responsibilities and reporting significant variances in patient volume that may require manager adjustments to staffing.
  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
  • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Must be able to read, write legibly, speak and comprehend English

Bachelors degree in Physical, Occupational Therapy or Speech-Language Pathology. Maintain current Alabama license in one of the previous listed clinical specialties. WORKING CONDITIONS PT/OT -Heavy Work- Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

SPEECH – Light Work- Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time.) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Exposure to human body fluids, disease infection and hazardous materials may occur. Common protective or safety equipment may be required in job task.

Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

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