Catholic Health Initiatives PHYSICAL THERAPIST Full Time in PENDLETON, Oregon

PHYSICAL THERAPIST Full Time

Description

JOB STATEMENT:

Plans, organizes and implements specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team. Supervises work of support personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Evaluates and assesses the patient’s abilities and limitations.

Establishes plan of treatment and goals with patient based on the referral and evaluation of functional skills; joint mobility; gait; muscle strength, tone, and coordination; sensation tests; and other measures to ensure rapid patient recovery. Plan for discharge is included in initial evaluation and are discussed and coordinated with the patient and physician.

Implements therapy or supervises therapy provided by LPTA, PT Aide, or PT Student according to the established plan, utilizing appropriate procedures, equipment and techniques within the scope of physical therapy.

Educates patient, family, or caregiver about goals of the program, methods to accomplish goals, home exercises/activities, and injury prevention.

Provides appropriate treatment documentation.

Re-evaluates patients, assesses their progress and makes recommendations regarding discharge.

Service Delivery Standards:

Values Behaviors: It is essential that all employees are able to support the values of St. Anthony Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. Each person is expected to interact effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, and staff, as well as demonstrate a commitment to service, hospital values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

REVERENCE:

Pass a Smile! (First Impressions)

  1. Introduce yourself.

  2. Initiate greetings with a smile, eye contact, open body language, and a handshake or touch.

  3. Use patient or co-worker’s name in conversation.Be genuine.

  4. Listen attentively and confirm back to customer what you have heard.

  5. Always say “hello” with a smile to patients, visitors, and co-workers in hallways and elevators.

Celebrate Differences! (Diversity)

  1. Treat all patients, visitors, and co-workers with respect as unique, valued individuals.

  2. Provide the highest level of service to everyone, regardless of who they are.

  3. Create a supportive environment and encourage people to freely express themselves.

  4. Behave in a professional, collaborative, supportive manner, regardless of personal feelings.

Look the Part! (Professional Image)

  1. Make sure employee badge is visible and appropriately placed.

  2. Stay well groomed.

  3. Keep clothing neat, clean, and in accordance with department and hospital policy.

  4. Ensure that personal conversation, demeanor, and all behaviors present and “on-stage” appearance.

Maintain an attitude of confidence and proficiency.

INTEGRITY

Make it Right! (Service Recovery)

  1. Anticipate and correct problems before they become complaints.

  2. Acknowledge mistakes when they occur, without placing blame.

  3. Apologize for the mistake, even if you are not at fault.

  4. Make amends for mistakes by taking corrective action as a tangible indication of our sincere regret.

Let’s Talk! (Communication)

  1. Follow through on all requests and promises in a timely manner.

  2. Whenever you see a person who needs help, ask them “What can I do for you?”

  3. Respond in a timely manner to all requests – conveying clear, concise, and accurate information.

  4. Answer all phones and call lights by the 3 rd ring.State name, department, and give appropriate greeting.Always use a friendly tone.

Lean on Me! (Teamwork)

  1. Balance personal agenda with team and organizational goals.

  2. Value all team members and their opinions by treating everyone equally and with respect.

  3. Seek to resolve conflicts in a respectful way.Do so directly with the individual(s) involved and promptly.

  4. Arrive on time to report and listen quietly.

  5. Fully share information that people need to do their job.

  6. Express ideas, opinions and reactions constructively.

COMPASSION

Welcome to our Home! (Safe/Healing/Calm Environment)

  1. Maintain a safe, neat, clutter-free work environment.

  2. Pick up linen and put it away.

  3. Keep voice down in and around “on-stage” areas.

  4. Recommend changes to policies, procedures, and environment to enhance everyone’s ability to provide optimum service to all patients, visitors, and employees.

Keep in Touch! (Provide information and explanations)

  1. Apologize for delays and inconveniences.

  2. Communicate anticipated timeline for procedures and keep family updated.

  3. Use easily understood and appropriate language when giving information to patients, visitors and co-workers.

  4. Avoid technical and professional jargon and acronyms.

Privacy Matters! (Privacy/Confidentiality)

  1. Always knock before entering.

  2. Be sensitive to individual privacy needs.

  3. Always speak kindly and positively about patients and co-workers.Show in all ways that patient is the first priority.

  4. Maintain strict confidentiality at all times with patient, visitors, co-workers, physician information, and with proprietary organizational information.

EXCELLENCE

Thank Somebody! (Recognition/Appreciation)

  1. Find ways to specifically recognize and appreciate a co-worker.

  2. Catch people doing something special and let them know you appreciate it.

  3. Commend a team member when they demonstrate one or more of our customer service standards and behaviors.

  4. Openly praise and acknowledge the good work of co-workers by announcing specific professional and personal accomplishments.

Show the way! (Give Directions)

  1. Make it your job to know where services are at in the facility.

  2. If someone appears to needs directions, offer to help.

  3. Offer to escort patients and visitors to their destination.

  4. If unable to personally escort, take him/her to someone who can, or show him/her the way with a facility map.

  5. Do chart reviews, stocking department, etc. with free time.

Keep Growing! (Technical competency)

  1. Maintain a high level of competence; continue to grow in skill and encourage others to do the same.

  2. Consistently demonstrate excellent technical knowledge on the job.

  3. Encourage and contribute innovative ideas and ways of doing things that increase efficiencies.

Performance Improvement: Understands and actively supports the organizational and departmental Performance Improvement Initiatives.

a. Can verbalize employee’s overall responsibility and role in the SAH Performance Improvement Program.

b. Can identify Plan, Do, Check, Act as the SAH Performance Improvement program.

c. Can submit evidence of participation in a Performance Improvement activity completed within the last 12 months. (Organizational, departmental, or individual.)

Consults and co-treats with other patient care team members to discuss patient progress, set objectives for patient treatment and integrate physical treatment with other activities.

Educates the patient and/or caregiver about findings of the evaluation, establishes goals and plan of care, home programs, injury prevention, and other related information.

Evaluates home or work environments and makes physical barrier modification or ergonomic recommendations.

May assist with departmental program development and training physical therapy students. May provide inservices for staff, other departments and the community.

Provides documentation of patient care according to established criteria.

Participates in inservices, medical conferences, staff meetings, continuing education courses, team meetings, and other related activities.

Assists with departmental maintenance and supplies.

Supervises the patient care activities of aides, assistants, attendants, students, and volunteers.

Age Specific Population Served:

o Neonatal (0-28 days) o Infant (28 days – 1 yr.) x Pediatric (1 – 12 yrs.)

x Adolescent (12 – 20 yrs.) x Adult (20 – 61 yrs.) x Geriatric (62 yrs. )

Must be open to additional responsibilities as required by administration.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Incumbents in this position must maintain a current knowledge of safety issues needed in the treatment of patients, especially regarding body substance precautions and body mechanics to protect self, patients, and personnel working with therapists. The incumbent must abide by the ethical guidelines as outlined by the American Physical Therapy Association. Ability to prioritize, organize, and use time management skills, problem solve, and productive communication. Must possess a high degree of precision and accuracy. Good written and oral English communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee regularly is required to walk and speak and understand English, read, write, and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Security Access: High - Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the St. Anthony Hospital Security Policies as it applies to their job role.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this document is intended to exclude the opportunity for modifications or adjustment to the job or the manner of performing it consistent with the requirement to provide reasonable accommodation to the disabled. With or without accommodation, the essential functions must be performed. Employees unable to accomplish any functions may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from an APTA accredited school of Physical Therapy.

Licensure:

Current license to practice Physical Therapy in the State, current Basic Life Support Certification, Level C, or obtain certification within one month of employment.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location OREGON-PENDLETON-ST ANTHONY OUTPATIENT PT CTR

Daily Schedule S-S

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0165140

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.