Physical Therapist – Acute Care – PRN

Ochsner Health

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Physical Therapist in Acute Care

Physical Therapist

General Job Summary

This job plans, organizes and conducts physical therapy treatment programs based upon evaluation, assessment and medical referral; maintains patient care records, evaluates the patient's response to treatment and recommends treatment plan changes; participates in in-service and continuing education programs; participates in special departmental programs, clinical education, research, and writing of professional papers; and assists with program development/enhancement.

Education

Required -Bachelor's degree inPhysical Therapy

Work Experience

Required -none

Certifications

Required -Current Louisiana physical therapy license or eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity from another state

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills in order to deal with a variety of patients and diagnoses
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Job Duties

  • Performs age and diagnosis appropriate evaluations and treatment
  • Maintains patient records according to documentation standards, policies and procedures
  • Exhibits flexibility in overall department needs and actively participates in staff and committee projects
  • Attains established productivity levels set forth by administration and conducts professional development, required training, and credentialing
  • Participates in the education and training of physical therapy students.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style
  • Other related duties as required

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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