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Overview

Physical Therapists at UNM Hospitals lead a pivotal role in the rehabilitation, health maintenance, and wellness of patients by treating a wide variety of health conditions. We are seeking kind, generous, empathetic individuals who want to join a top team that is valued and makes a significant impact in a patient’s recovery. Are you ready for a fulfilling and rewarding experience? Then apply at UNMH today!

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Culture

  • At UNMH, you’ll find a world-class care environment that will bring out the best in you. Here, we treat everyone with respect. We listen to our patients, anticipate their needs and make everyone feel welcome.
  • Since we work at a teaching hospital, we keep our skills fresh, learn from mistakes, are thorough and accurate, and open to change. We’re also able to think about the big picture without losing sight of the smallest detail.
  • Working together, we collaborate and encourage each other, but can also work with autonomy. We share ideas, welcome feedback, and value the diversity of our teams.
  • While you build your career with UNMH, we’ll help you excel with ample training and learning opportunities. After all, you’re helping care for people throughout our community, our state, and our region.

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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.

  • Compassionate
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Focused
  • Quick-thinking
  • Positive
  • Team player

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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

  • 56 hours Educational leave; CME allowance

  • Holidays and Sick Days

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Relocation Reimbursement

  • Nursing Mother Rooms, Cafeteria

  • Close to Public Transportation, Restaurants, and Entertainment

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Responsibilities

Job ID
15267115
Category
Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation
Department
Rehabilitation Outpatient 1025
Location
Albuquerque, NM
Date posted
10/06/2020
Position Summary:

PRN PT - Dynamic outpatient position at New Mexico’s only Level 1 trauma center and the state’s only teaching hospital. The successful applicant will provide services in our main outpatient rehabilitation department with an orthopaedic and primary care focus. As a member of the UNMH outpatient team, you will be part of a rehab department encompassing highly trained and specialty certified O.T.s and P.T.s. You will also work with P.T.A.s to optimally meet the needs of our clients. Educational opportunities abound. Many of our therapists also teach in the UNM Physical Therapy and/or Occupational Therapy educational programs.Minimum of two years’ experience preferred, but new graduates are welcome.


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

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