Physical Therapist-PT/OT/ST(PRN)
Valley Regional Medical Center - Brownsville, TX

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The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention, education, and recommendations to acute care and outpatients at Valley Regional Medical Center . The clinician will organize and implement physical therapy programs to restore function and prevent disability following disease, surgery or illness. This position requires proficiency in acute care and outpatient services. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice, while providing the highest quality healthcare that is patient oriented, advanced in technology, cost effective and with care and compassion. The hospital mission and vision will be insured by the integration of Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, and throughout the coordination of Case Management, Social Work and departments in the hospital and community.

1. Performs new patient initial evaluation and implements plans of care.

2. Develops plan of care and reassesses goals frequently.

3. Identifies and assesses the patient’s need for special equipment.

4. Maintains up to date documentation in accordance to standards of practice.

5. Conducts tests and measurements of neuromuscular skeletal system.

6. Communicates effectively with patients in a caring and empathetic manner regarding their diagnosis, plan of care and goals of treatment.

7.
Maintains and provides documentation to Valley Regional Medical Center of current professional licensure and CPR certification.

8. Develops, organizes and participates in departmental, hospital and community in-services.

9. Communicates effectively with patient’s physician and nurse regarding patient’s status in therapy programs.

10.
Assists in development of clinical educational programs

Qualifications
      Required Job Qualifications include:
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      Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy from an accredited Physical Therapy Program.
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      Current Texas license.
      American Heart Association (Health Care Provider) required

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