Physical Therapist, On-Call, Falls Church ( Job Number: 104504 )
Kaiser Permanente - Falls Church, VA

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Responsible for physical therapy management of patients under the direction & supervision of the Physical Therapy Supervisor.

Essential Functions:
  • Tests & evaluates the extent of a patient's disability to ensure proper treatment using various tests & procedures.
  • Plans therapy program, establishes treatment goals; & administers treatment to restore body functions, strength, relieve pain, & prevent disability through the use of various therapeutic techniques & procedures. This includes patients in establishing goals & obtains patient's informed consent as necessary.
  • Provides patients & family members w/ treatment plan & instructions for home exercise programs & pain relief techniques.
  • Upgrades treatment plan & goals as patient progresses.
  • Regularly assesses clinical signs & symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patient towards goals, & the need for modifying goals & treatment.
  • Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from physical therapy.
  • Provides accurate & timely documentation of physical therapy management & patient management.
  • Maintains appropriate medical records, documentation for each patient including evaluation, treatment & progress.
  • Consults w/ medical providers regarding patient evaluation & treatment, progress of the patient, & discharge from treatment. Reviews patient records for current diagnosis, past medical history, precautions, & contraindications.
  • Maintains compliance w/ documentation standards of department & regulatory agencies.
  • Establishes safe work environment.
  • Maintains clinical competency & ethical standards as outlined in the guidelines of the APTA.
  • Maintains departmental supplies, equipment, & apparatus in clean, safe & functional condition.
  • Directs & instructs support personnel in performance of more routine procedures as requested.
  • Establishes & maintains courteous, cooperative relations w/ the public patients & other personnel.
  • Provides triage Physical Therapy services by providing advice & care either by means of phone triage &/or 1st Contact PT.
  • Provides input &/or assistance to Senior Physical Therapist & Physical Therapy Supervisor in the development of new classes, services, member & provider education, development of handouts, & other related services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • A mimimum of 3 years of full time practice as a licensed Physical Therapist in a clinical setting required.
  • Actively pursuing & engaging in at least 1 of these continuing education or clinical experiences to gain/enhance clinical expertise required as described below:
a) Post graduate degree from an accredited university with a specialty focus

b) Fellowship or certificate from an accredited body or organization in a subject matter that is pertinent to our patient population and is clinic based.

c) Expertise/competency in a particular subject matter in a clinical subject matter in high demand or in a clinical subject matter that we have limited resources or specialists on staff.

d) Expertise/competency that has been gained from years of clinical experience from treating a pertinent diagnosis or patient population

  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum for a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral Degree w/ certification in physical therapy or a foreign-trained equivalent required.
  • Licensure to practice physical therapy by the State of Virginia required.
  • National Provider Identification (NPI) required.
  • BLS Certification required.
  • Enrollment in PECOS within 30 days of assignment to position required.
  • Maintains professional & neat appearance at all times.
  • Teaches Physical Therapy related Health Education Classes, if demonstrates the required clinical skills.
  • Becomes actively involved in supervision & orientation of volunteers w/in Physical Therapy Department.
  • Participates in community activities & member education at least 2 times per year, which may include teaching health education classes, participating in medical center functions & attending community health fairs.
  • Is flexible for coverage as needed in other facilities w/in the service area if appropriate.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of or practice in at least 75% of Basic PT Clinical Core Competencies preferred. Refer to list of clinical competencies
  • Customer Focus
  • Process Management
  • Decision Quality
  • Approachability
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Peer Relationships
  • Priority Setting
  • Action/Results Oriented
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Presentation Skills
  • Drive for Results
  • Good Communication Skills

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