Under the direction of the team supervisor/manager, the Entry Clinician-Physical Therapist provides physical therapy services. With periodic guidance from peers, mentors, and/or team supervisor/manager, the Entry Clinician conducts p atient/client evaluation, consultation, and treatment using broad guidelines, requiring independence in decision-making.
Involving other health care team members is essential. The Entry Clinician practices in collaboration with other members of the health care team and demonstrates respectful interactions with patients/clients, colleagues, and others. Practice incorporates and emphasizes education to patients, clients, families, and others.
Therapy is provided to patients/clients in various age-groups. See Addendum for specifics.
Coverage to other areas within the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is provided as necessary based on patient/client demands. (This does not apply to those that work in Home Health.)
Occasional work is required on weekends and holidays.
The Entry Clinician manages technical, environmental, and financial resources effectively. The Entry Clinician also is responsible for the supervision of clinical support staff.
Problems encountered are of a moderate level of difficulty and can usually be solved by referring to program resources, mentors, subject matter experts, and/or management. Supervision and direction will be provided. Participation in the mentoring program and consultation with other staff are expected.
The Entry Clinician works with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including (but are not limited to) team members, staff and physicians inside and outside the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, patients, families, vendors, and insurance representatives.
As a requirement of the position, the Entry Clinician has regular access to and knowledge of the confidential medical history of patients/clients in their care. Documentation is required and is in accordance with professional and regulatory guidelines.
1. Graduate of an accredited, entry-level degree program (Baccalaureate or higher) in Physical Therapy is required.
2. Licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of Wisconsin is required.
3. Certification in Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillator is required.
4. Familiarity with a variety of equipment, including computer software, is required.
5. Organization, time management, flexibility, and positive attitude are crucial to successful performance.
6. Physical Requirements: According to the US Department of Labor Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), the strength requirement of a physical therapist is medium. Medium is defined as exerting (to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects) 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently (2/3 of the time), and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must have the ability to bend, lift, and assist with transfers. Must have adequate physical strength to assist with resistive activities.
Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm with occasional weekends and holidays.
Contact Amy Langenohl for more information at ALangenohl@uwhealth.org or at 608-265-8897.
Who We Are...
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 566 bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Frequently cited in publications listing the nation's best health care providers, UW Hospital and Clinics is recognized as a national leader in fields such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation.
UW Hospital and Clinics offers:
-More than 900 active medical staff and more than 80 outpatient clinics.
-Six intensive care units (trauma and life support, pediatric, cardiac, cardiothoracic, burn, neurosurgery) with 83 total beds .
-Nine satellite locations .
-One of only two organizations in Wisconsin with designated level One Adult and Pediatric trauma centers.
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