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Physical Therapist - Outpatient - PRN | Neuro
Job Ref # 25524
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Location:
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Physical Therapy

Job Type: PRN

Posted Date: May 2, 2022

JOB SUMMARY

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.

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.


PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team-focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Seeks guidance from others and collaborates with all members of the interprofessional care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
  2. Uses therapeutic communication, which includes active listening and teaching, to establish a relationship with patients, families and interprofessional health care team to collaborate on the plan of care. (EF)
  3. Serves as resource to co-workers and may assist in teaching and providing guidance to students and support staff. Contributes towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e. peer-to-peer accountability. (EF)


SERVICE – 20%

  1. Performs complete and comprehensive evaluation of patients to identify patient’s level of function and to determine the treatment plan. Develops the plan of care based on evaluation findings and implements the physical therapy treatment plan. Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF)
  2. Provides education to patients, patient’s family members, and/or caregivers, based on learning needs. Consistently evaluates the patient’s comprehension and adapts teaching methods accordingly. (EF)
  3. Collaborates and communicates with the healthcare team modifications to patient’s treatment plan, progress, and discharge planning for achievement of identified patient specific goals. Advocates on patient/family’s behalf to identify and resolve clinical and ethical concerns, utilizing appropriate resources. (EF)
  4. Contributes towards improvement of department score for patient satisfaction, through peer-to-peer accountability to service standards. (EF)


QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%

  1. Assesses patients regularly, monitors progress towards treatment goals, modifies goals, and plan or program as indicated. Recognizes complications/limitations associated with certain procedures and collaborates with peers to addresses for optimum outcomes. (EF)
  2. Provides input of physical therapy-related activities completed by interprofessional health care team, and if necessary, adjusts the plan to improve quality of outcome and maintain the safety of the patient. (EF)
  3. Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement. Identifies areas of practice improvements with research-based evidence to achieve patient safety outcomes, supported by accurate documentation. Contributes to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF)


FINANCE - 20%

  1. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of patient education procedures performed in a timely manner in the patient record. Enters accurate charges for services provided as applicable. (EF)
  2. Uses resources efficiently to maximize utilization of time and equipment. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively, minimizing incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks, assisting coworkers as needed. Meets labor productivity standards by effectively managing established patient load assignments. (EF)


GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%

  1. Offers innovative solutions through evidence-based practice/performance improvement projects. Actively participates in departmental projects and hospital committees. (EF)
  2. Identifies and presents areas for innovation, efficiency and improvement in patient care or unit operations using evidence-based practice literature. (EF)
  3. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Physical Therapist. Assists higher level PTs with program development and/or clinical competencies. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (EF)


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.



Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

o Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

o None

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


SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs Yes

Business professional No

Other (dept approved) Yes


On-Call* No

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc.) regardless of selection above.


Travel**

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: __________________________

Company Profile:

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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