Physical Therapist II – IP

  • Job Summary
    • Responsible for initial evaluation, reevaluation, treatment planning, treatment implementation, reporting and documentation of all referred patients within departmental and professional standards. Serves as a resource in specified area of expertise. Participates in organizing educational activities and special projects, and facilitates staff development.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Graduate of an accrediated school of Physical Therapy. Bachelor's, Certificate or basic level Master's or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.

    • Experience
      • Minimum of two years clinical experience in rehabilitation or acute care preferred, professional competency as a general practitioner of Physical Therapy with 1 year of experience, completion of one advanced competency required. Developing advanced level competencies in one or mopre aspects of Physical Therapy preferred.

    • License/Certification/Registration
      • DC Licensure or eligibility
        Current BLS Certification
        Member in good standing of professional, discipline-specific organization preferred

    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • The incumbent in this role must have the professional competency as a general practitioner of Physical Therapy and demonstrated independent use of varied evaluation and treatment approaches. The incumbent also should have identified an area or is working towards an area(s) of advanced practice. In addition, the incumbent in this role should have the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, ability to work cohesively in a team environment an excellent veral and oral communication skills to be able to present at department/team in-services.

  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
      Provides effective and efficient evidence based care as it relates to physical therapy following accreditation guidelines, licensing regulations, professional code of ethics, and standards of practice to include: evaluation/re-evaluation, treatment planning, DME recommendations and discharge planning.
      Provides education and training to patients and their families/ caregivers, accesses appropriate additional information for individualized patient care and demonstrates sound clinical reasoning during patient care to maximize effective and safe outcomes.
      Completes accurate and timely documentation to include clinical interventions provided, discharge and equipment recommendations, charges, and prescriptions and ensures that documentation reflects need for acute rehab level of care to include patient/family education, training, treatment intensity and duration.
      Follows Medstar NRH documentation policy and writes legible, comprehensive conference reports, patient flowsheets, time off checklists and all other written documents in a timely manner.
      Completes outcome data according to department guidelines.
      Demonstrates effective time management and meets productivity expectations, meets established productivity targets, maintains accurate schedules for all patients and professional activities and is timely, punctual, and is prepared for work schedule and meetings.
      Utilizes professional communication in decision making and problem solving and consistently communicates & conducts self in a professional manner.
      Uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communication, appropriate to the specific audience.
      Participates in team conferences and family conferences as appropriate.
      Collaborates interventions with other team members towards an interdisciplinary approach. Actively participates in general staff and team meetings, and committees and communicates opportunities for process improvement that impact patient care & operations.
      Participates in developmental activities for continued professional growth and takes initiative in pursuing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency for self.
      Serves as a resource and preceptor for new team member and student orientation.
      Participates in development and implementation of goals and objectives for the program area as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor or Management and participates in inservices and continuing education programs.
      Disseminates continuing education information to staff and students. Participates in ongoing clinical and administrative system development, data collection, and process improvement to assure optimal functioning of the service area &/or Medstar NRH.
      Participates in peer review, program evaluation, and process improvement activities on a regular basis and for special projects. Assists in developing, revising or reviewing treatment guidelines in specialty area as delegated by the Clinical Supervisor or Management. Serves as Clinical Instructor for PT/PTA students and volunteers.
      Maintains current required credentials such as licensure and CPR.
      Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
      Performs other duties as assigned.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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