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Physical Therapist, Inpatient, Per Diem - Physical Therapy
Per Diem, Days - Committed - 2 weekend days/month, 8am-4:30pm, weekdays as needed during the hours of 8:30am-6pm.
Sellersville, PA 18960

Responsibilities

Under overall direction of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Director (PM&R) and Clinical Supervisor, the Physical Therapist, Inpatient, Per Diem examines and evaluates patients and administers physical therapy interventions in collaboration with the referring physician. The Physical Therapist, Inpatient, Per Diem demonstrates competency in skills necessary to care for and manage primarily adult and geriatric-age patients. The Physical Therapist sees patients in an acute care, outpatient or acute inpatient rehabilitation unit setting.

Essential Functions:
  • Examines and evaluates all new adolescent, adult and geriatric patients referred for physical therapy using data from the medical record and physical assessment, including pain assessment, to identify the patient problems, needs or deficits, especially functionally, for which physical therapy is appropriate.
  • Interprets the examination and evaluative data using good judgment to identify/prioritize patient problems and needs, and establishes a comprehensive documented plan of care that includes mutually acceptable treatment goals with patient, family or significant others.
  • Reassesses the patient and modifies the treatment plan/resets the goals when appropriate to reflect patient progress and rehabilitation potential.
  • Coordinates the plan of care with the PM&R Department or inpatient rehabilitation unit staff and other appropriate members of the healthcare team in an interdisciplinary, collaborative manner to ensure implementation and follow-through of the treatment plan in a timely, effective and organized manner.
  • Administers physical therapy interventions competently (see Competency) specific to the treatment setting according to recognized standards of appropriate care for the primarily adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and observes all indications and contraindications of treatment.
  • Demonstrates physical therapy competency by attaining desired treatment outcome/goals and successful completion of competency assessment process.
  • Performs a learning assessment, identifies educational needs of the patient through appropriate assessment criteria, and establishes/implements a teaching plan for the patient, family and/or significant others. Patient education is interdisciplinary whenever appropriate.
  • Addresses potential discharge needs and services of the patient early in the care planning process. Regarding inpatients and inpatient Rehab Unit patients, assists the patient, family or significant others in preparation for discharge; communicates with Case Management about discharge plans; and makes recommendations for continued physical therapy services via Inpatient Rehab, Home Care or on an outpatient basis, if appropriate, to further achieve rehabilitation goals and provide continuity of patient care.

Schedule: Two weekend days per month, 8:00am to 4:30pm, weekdays as needed during the hours 8:30am to 6:00pm.
 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy (or related field if a more advanced degree in PT is held) required.
  • Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. This requirement is waived for individuals who were licensed prior to the requirement of the Doctorate degree for licensure.
  • Over 1 to 3 years of experience as a Physical Therapist required.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Physical Therapist, licensed upon hire, required.

BENEFITS:
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to part-time and full-time employees, including:
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available the first of the month after start date
  • Wellness and gym discounts and free cardiac rehab gym
  • 403b
  • On-site discounted child care center
  • Paid time off
  • Sick time for full-time employees
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free life insurance for full-time employees
  • Long-term disability for full-time employees
  • Short-term disability
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Identity theft insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee discount program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free parking
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