Category: Physical Therapy
Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: April 29, 2022
At Houston Methodist, the Physical Therapist II (PT II) position is responsible position is responsible for evaluating and developing the therapy plan of care for a broad range of diagnoses and acuities. This position may specialize in care for certain complex patient types, through advanced training and education. As an experienced therapist, this position provides education to patients, patient’s family members, and/or caregivers, and collaborates with other interprofessional team members, as needed, for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. As a member of the interprofessional care team, the PT II position provides patient care directly and delivers exceptional patient care with adherence to safety standards and guidelines to ensure optimal patient safety, customer service, and optimum patient outcomes. This position serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff, including other Therapists, and technicians and may act as a clinical resource to students, and clinical fellows. The PT II position assists with collection of quality metrics and analytics, with development of best practices and process improvement initiatives, as designated.
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.
o Two years of experience as a Physical Therapist; or completion of HM or comparable Physical Therapy Residency program
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 Strong assessment, organizational and problem-solving skills as evidenced by capacity to prioritize multiple tasks and role components
o Demonstrates increasing expertise and executes experienced clinical skills in treatments provided and/or for a particular patient population
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 Ability to function independently, capable of handling challenging/difficult therapy procedures and patient care situations
o Demonstrates sound judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team and patients and their families
o Possesses proficient computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems and standard Rehabilitation equipment
o Demonstrates professional and technical competence in the selection, evaluation, utilization of treatment plans for increasingly complex patient populations
Work Attire Yes/No
Business professional No
Other (dept approved) Yes
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (i.e. 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: __________________________
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. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its top ranked Honor Roll for the fourth time and second consecutive year. 2020 also marked the ninth year in a row Houston Methodist Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 952 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and over 8,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.
The same high-quality care for which Houston Methodist is known is available at several Emergency Care Centers in Houston and the surrounding areas. These Emergency Care Centers house exam rooms, full digital radiography suite, low radiation dose 16-slice CT scan, ultrasound and a full on-site stat chemistry lab.
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