Acute Care Physical Therapist
Company: St Luke's University Health Network
Posted on: January 11, 2019
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.JOB SUMMARY St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus, located in Allentown, PA is seeking a full-time Physical Therapist to join our Inpatient Rehab team! The Acute Care Physical Therapist evaluates plans and administers physical therapy treatment programs for referred patients, acute care setting, to restore function, give pain relief and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of body part. Patient responsibilities include care provision for the patients below. Adolescent (13-17 years), Adult (18-65 years), Geriatric (66+ years) Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Performs and documents initial patient evaluations thoroughly and accurately in a timely fashion.* Establishes realistic, attainable short-term and long-term goals with each patient.* Performs therapeutic exercises effectively and appropriately.* Implements, and revises as necessary, effective progressive treatment programs taking evaluative findings into consideration.* Administers therapeutic modalities and programs appropriately and effectively, including hot/cold pack, ultrasound, massage, electrical stimulation, whirlpool and wound care.* Fits assistive, prosthetic and orthotic devices and provides appropriate training.* Performs appropriate discharge planning, instructs patients and family member(s) in home programs.* Documents accurately, in a timely manner, including initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summaries.* Provides on-premises supervision of Physical Therapist Assistants and aides.* Assists in orienting new staff Physical Therapists.* Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment and knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the age of the patient treated (neonate, pediatric, adolescent or geriatric). OTHER FUNCTIONS:* May supervise P.T. and PTA students and observers as assigned.* Assists in developing and implementing department programs.* Accurately bills patient's accounts for services rendered.* Provides in-services to PT department staff and others.* Presents periodic lectures to community agencies/industries.* Participates in QA data collection/planning.* Accepts responsibility of scheduling patients.* Attends multi-disciplinary meetings.* Cleans and does minor repairs to equipment. Orders supplies for daily operations.* Serves on various committees.* Other duties as assigned.* Attends continuing education seminars in and outside of the hospital setting to keep current on newest techniques and technology. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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