Job Ref: 26823
Talent Area: PT/OT
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: varied
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.
The fellow performs patient management services including evaluation, treatment, and referral, supervises support personnel, and performs related duties such as participation in rounds, clinics, departmental performance improvement, and clinical education in accordance with state practice act, applicable regulations, and departmental policy, procedures and practices. Demonstrates competence to accommodate to the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.
Completes planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic education provided by TMH for physical therapists that is designed to significantly advance the physical therapist fellow’s preparation as a provider of patient care services in a specific area of specialty clinical practice (Critical Care).The fellowship program combines opportunities for ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Adolescence (12-18 years), Young Adult (19-40 years), Middle Adult (40-65 years), and Mature Adult (65 years and older)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions in accordance with physical therapy practice act and in collaboration with referring providers.
2.Documents patient evaluations, treatment notes, re-assessments, discharges, and charges appropriately in the computer system.
3.Performs patient and family education on home exercise, safety, self-care, etc. and distributes appropriate hand-outs.
4.Collaborates and coordinates patient care needs, such as referrals, consults, equipment, clinical appointments, home care with other departments or agencies during treatment and at discharge.
6.Assist in the organization and direction of specific activities of the department as delegated by the Fellowship Coordinator, Rehab Services Manager or Director. Such activities may include research projects, departmental improvement projects, or other special tasks.
8.Remains current on professional issues and clinical skills by attendance at appropriate CEUs and involvement with professional organizations.
9.Adheres to all applicable organization, departmental, and personnel policies, procedures, practices, state practice act, and regulations.
11.Complies with the TMHS ICARE Values and Service pride standards. EF
12.Follows all safety rules on the job. EF
13.Perform other job duties as assigned. EF
Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy approved by the Council of Medical Education in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association.
2 years PT experience required. Prefer a minimum of 3 years experience in acute care with experience of one year working with patients in critical care.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
Current licensure with the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Current CPR Certification
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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