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Albuquerque, New Mexico

As an important member of our care team, you’ll develop and implement physical therapy treatment programs based on each patient's particular needs. You’ll consult with the clinic director or referring physicians regarding patient diagnosis, and provide continuous communication with referring physicians, physical therapy assistants and athletic trainers regarding patient therapy. Join us and be part of a team providing access to exceptional specialized care for the diverse population of New Mexico and beyond.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Physical Therapist at UNMH? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable 8
  • Communicator 9
  • Compassionate 10
  • Helpful 9
  • Motivational 9
  • Patient 9
Traits are on a scale of 0 to 10

Addtional Traits

  • Efficient
  • Flexible
  • Goal-Oriented
  • Good Listener
  • Inventive
  • Positive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Quick-Thinking
  • Responsible
  • Thoughtful
  • Understanding
  • Versatile

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Benefits of Employment

  • Medical, Dental
    (Free for full-time)
    Vision, Healthcare FSA,
    Dependent Care FSA

  • 5.5% UNMH
    contribution after 1 year

  • Holidays and
    Sick Days

  • Life and Disability

  • Relocation

  • Nursing Mother
    Rooms, Cafeteria

  • Close to Public
    Restaurants, and

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Job ID 14061115 Date posted 12/29/2017 Position Summary:Organize and deliver medically-prescribed physical therapy to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of a body part. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric age groups.Accountability:
  • THERAPY - Evaluate patient to determine treatment goals; outline delivery of therapy according to assessed needs; plan therapy program involving physical means to include exercise, massage, heat, sound, water, light, and electricity

  • EVALUATION - Apply methodology for evaluation of functional ability

  • CONSULTATION - Consult with medical staff on patient care

  • EDUCATION - Educate patient in use of specialized equipment, posture control, and therapeutic procedures

  • INSTRUCTION - Instruct caregivers on prescribed physical therapy regimen; instruct patients and caregivers on home and personal safety in various environments

  • THERAPY - Adapt therapy techniques to meet patient needs

  • TRAINING - Conduct training for medical, nursing and ancillary personnel in therapy techniques and objectives; provide clinical direction through mentoring, planning and implementing staff in-service training

  • SUPERVISION - Supervise and instruct Physical Therapy students and volunteers as delegated; delegate patient treatment responsibilities to ancillary staff as appropriate

  • DOCUMENTATION - Document all patient care activities; process patient billing

  • MODIFICATIONS - Assess home environment for modifications; make recommendations on modifications needed to maximize daily living activities

  • SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT - Order supplies and equipment

  • INSURANCE - Complete insurance documentation as required

  • CUSTOMER/STAFF RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospital employees

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • One of the following:

  • Physical Therapist License by the New Mexico Physical Therapist Board

  • Temporary Physical Therapist License by the New Mexico Physical Therapist Board; Obtain permanent license within 3 months of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • 1 year directly related experience

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals, dangerous equipment and/or materials requiring basic safety precautions

  • PER DIEM - Satisfy Per Diem program requirements at dept