Rehabilitation Staff Therapist (Physical...
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada 26 reviews - Las Vegas, NV

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** TWO (2) POSITIONS AVAILABLE ** Provides effective therapy treatment or diagnostics of patients and clinical instruction. Evaluates and/or treats patients; plans therapy programs, treatment plans, goals and frequency of treatment, and modifies treatment plans as necessary and/or develops in-service programs for clinical instruction; and oversees application of clinical techniques by students.

Job Requirement:

Graduation from an accredited program in the appropriate physical medicine field.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid License by the State of Nevada as a Physical Therapist. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements:

1. For a Physical Therapist opportunity in the UMC's Lions Burn Care Center and Level One Trauma Center:
  • Two (2) years experience in physical therapy rehabilitation.
  • Experience working with burn patients and experience in the areas of fabrication of static progressive and dynamic splints and serial casting to correct contracture/deformity. Certification in Hand Therapy preferred.
2. For other Physical Therapist opportunity:
  • A minimum of one year experience in acute care setting.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements:

Knowledge of:
Effective assessment, evaluation and treatment techniques; Medical terminology and abbreviations; Clinical approach to evaluation and/or assessment of patients; CPR and First Aid; Anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, modalities/physical agents, pathologies/pathophysiology specific to therapy discipline; Operation, maintenance and instruction of equipment specific to discipline; Clinical instruction and assessment; Techniques and trends applicable to specialty area; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices. Skill in:
Observing patient and/or determining treatment needs; Developing and implementing treatment plans; Assist in developing and implementing clinical instruction; Practicing universal precautions; Using equipment specific to therapy discipline; Communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting, including stamina to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time, and strength to examine and treat patients; vision to use standard equipment and read printed materials including a VDT screen; and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

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University Medical Center (UMC) is a private, not-for-profit, 365-bed hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Established in...