The Physical Therapist is charged with completing an initial evaluation; setting realistic, functional goals; and determining the plan of care and treatments needed to obtain the established goals. To do this, the PT must take into consideration past and current medical history; thoroughly review the chart; ensure patient is medically stable; complete patient interview and testing. Furthermore, the PT is responsible for treatment, discharge planning, safety, and education for the patients served. Services are rendered in a cost conscious, quality focused and customer oriented manner. The focus of this job is the restoration or improvement of function while reducing dependencies; and the reduction or prevention of injuries. The PT must possess strong communication skills; have a customer service mindset; and be a team-player. The PT must adhere to professional standards, codes of ethics, as well as system and department policies and procedures. The PT must incorporate age specific and cultural competencies into the care and treatment of patients. May require travel. Participates in Performance Improvement activities to assure continuous Quality Improvement. Maintains cultural and diversity awareness when dealing with patients, visitors, co-workers and all other customers. Promotes a supportive, team-work oriented environment. Fulfills departmental responsibilities with the long-range plan, mission, vision, and values of CMC.
Demonstrates ability to meet specific competencies as listed on the Competency Validation Checklist. Meets mutually agreed upon performance objectives as outlined on the Performance Management Plan.
Direct contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. Subject to irregular work hours and stress due to working with multiple patients. Must be flexible, work at a fast pace and manage several patients at a time. Interdisciplinary contact with other health care disciplines/professionals. Handles emergency or crisis situations professionally, adapting to change as needed. Flexible in meeting the needs of the departments change in assignments or work schedule. Provides supervision of physical therapy assistants and techs
Position is described as medium capacity. Need to be able to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds. Appropriately asks for assistance as needed for weight over 50 pounds. Able to reach overhead without difficulty; manual dexterity and mobility needed for frequent reaching, stooping, and bending. Able to critically think and perform several tasks simultaneously. Ability to stand/walk for the greatest majority of shift while performing direct patient care.
Clinical Coordinator and/or Market Director of Therapy Services
DEGREE OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED
Minimal. Must be able to work independently.
- Graduate of an accredited school in PT.
- Current state of Georgia licensure.
- BLS (Basic Life Support) required within 90 days of hire or promotion.
Cartersville Medical Center is located just off I-75 (40 miles north of Atlanta and 60 miles south of Chattanooga) in beautiful...