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Physical Therapist

Job ID
184
Category
Clinical Care
Department
CTH Physical Therapy
Location
Albuquerque, NM
Date posted
07/21/2022
Pay Rate
$38.47 - $59.6 Hourly

This position offers generous sign on bonus and relocation reimbursement to external hires.

Department: CTH Physical Therapy
FTE: 1.00
Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week)
Shift: Days

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.

Detailed responsibilities:
* 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 & EQUIPMENT - Order supplies and equipment
* INSURANCE - Complete insurance documentation as required
* CUSTOMER RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospitals 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"

Qualifications


Education:
Essential:
* Bachelor's Degree
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Related Discipline

Experience:
Essential:


Nonessential:
Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo 1 year directly related experience

Credentials:
Essential:
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* NM Physical Therapist License or Temporary License

Physical Conditions:
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.

Working conditions:
Essential:
* Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals/dangerous equip/materials

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