At Houston Methodist, the Physical Therapist (PT) position is responsible for assessing patients and developing the therapy plan of care. This position provides education to patients, patient’s family members, and/or caregivers and collaborates with other health care professionals as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. As a member of the patient care team, the PT position provides direct patient care and has responsibility to deliver exceptional patient care with adherence to safety standards and guidelines to ensure optimal patient safety, customer service, and optimum patient outcomes.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 20%
SERVICE – 20%
QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%
FINANCE - 20%
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
o Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
o Texas Physical Therapist licensure or eligible for temporary Texas Physical Therapy license with the Texas Board of Examiners- must obtain licensure within 90 days of employment. Compact license acceptable according to current ECPTOTE requirements
o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o Competent assessment, organizational and problem-solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components
o Exhibits strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.
o Possesses proficient computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems and standard Rehabilitation equipment.
o Ability to function independently and exercise judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families
o Demonstrates professional and technical competence in the selection, evaluation, utilization of treatment plans
Work Attire Yes/No
Business professional No
Other (dept approved) Yes
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within No
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.
Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________
Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital is committed to leading medicine in Clear Lake and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. Houston Methodist Clear Lake houses 149 operating beds, with 12 operating rooms and more than 1,100 employees.
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