Physical Therapist/Day Shift – Located in Farmington, NM

SJRMC Hospital

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Relocation aid to Farmington, NM available

Love what you do; Love where you live

Physical Therapists are dynamic, fun, patient focused professionals who use their knowledge, skills and energy to
carry out the sacred task of helping others to improve their ability to function – thereby bettering lives.

Required Qualifications:

  •  NM State License as a Physical Therapist
  •  Sufficient previous experience to perform duties
  •  Physical demands – refer to “Rehab Department Physical Demands”

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  BLS CPR
  •  If Therapist’s routine work schedule is 50% or greater at SJRRH, then current FIM Scoring Competency is preferred

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Interpretation of referrals & orders to check for appropriateness, indications and contraindications
  •  Initial evaluations/ Discharge summaries/ Re-evaluations/ Daily treatments:
  •  Are performed & documented in timely manner , may include but are not limited to:
  •  Medical diagnosis, medical history, objective physical/cognitive findings, measurable / functional/ behavioral
  • based patient goals, treatment plan, discharge plan, education and communication as indicated.
  •  Determination of which tasks require the expertise and decision making capacity of the P.T. and must be
  • personally rendered by the P.T. and which tasks may be delegated.
  •  Delegation and instruction of the services to be rendered by the supportive personnel, including but not limited to
  • specific treatment program with patient goals / plan, precautions, special problems or contraindicated procedures..
  •  Education and instruction as indicated, including, but not limited to: patient, family, other staff, follow up facilities.
  •  Transportation of patients as needed.
  •  Maintain, gather, clean ,set up all equipment per facility policies
  •  Daily record Keeping, including (but not limited to) evaluations, daily treatment notes, discharge notes and daily
  • charges, all communication/education provided (per facility / department policy)
  •  Each employee is responsible for implementing SJRMC’s Service Standards into their daily work.

                                                Safety Courtesy Effectiveness Stewardship

  •  Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands and Environmental Work Conditions:

  • SUMMARY: ALL Rehab Department jobs may place heavy physical demands on the employee. The amount of time that the employee is exposed to these demands will fluctuate, as there are uncontrollable variables inherent in healthcare: patient’s height and weight, patient’s level of cooperation and strength, specific clinical needs, etc.

Physical Activities:

  •  All Rehab Department jobs may require lifting / pushing / pulling varying weights, may exceed 200#s.
  •  Activities may include intermittent or prolonged: standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, using the hands to
  • finger and feel, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching with arms, and smelling.
  •  Repetitive motions may also be required, such as: wrist / hand movements, grasping, and finger dexterity (as in
  • typing, writing, faxing, filing papers, etc.)

Work Environment:

  •  The job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions: wet, humid conditions (not the weather),

working near moving or mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, risk of vibration.  The noise level will vary from very quiet to very loud

Sensory requirements:

  •  The employee will need to be able to hear:
  •  alarms on equipment / fire alarms / overhead announcements
  •  patients / families verbal discussions
  •  instructions / feedback from other healthcare providers
  •  The employee will need to be able to:
  •  See and focus on close-up and distant objects
  •  Distinguish colors
  •  Have intact: peripheral vision and depth perception

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