Physical Therapist – Full Time Outpatient Adult

MEDSTAR HEALTH

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Job Summary
The incumbent in this position is a skilled therapist who participates in the evaluation and treatment of patients based upon current principles and practices of PT. The PT Clinician II will assist with self-development, staff education, mentoring, orientation, and competency assessment. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
Minimum Qualifications
CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO AN APPROPRIATE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.
Education/Training
Graduate from accredited school of Physical Therapy.
Experience
Minimum 2 years of current clinical practice, education as defined in education requirements.
License/Certification/Registration
Current D.C. license or qualified candidate for DC license as a Physical Therapist. Upon hire, must have a D.C. License or be eligible for a reciprocity license, or have made application to sit for the board examination. Current CPR certification.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrates knowledge of current PT practice. Able to identify and analyze problems and find solutions. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Provides direct PT evaluations and re-evaluations, including assessment of prior and current level of functioning, setting appropriate goals and making appropriate discharge recommendations in accordance with standards of practice. Provides direct PT treatments according to standards of practice, including patient and family education, progression of treatment plan and implementation of appropriate therapeutic interventions.
Utilizes appropriate documentation forms and abides to PM&R’s documentation standards.
Collaborates with physicians, patients, family and other members of health care team relative to patient treatment and progress as well as other affiliated agencies. Actively participates in meetings, inservices, and rounds with regards to patient care and/or departmental items.
Supervises PTAs and rehabilitation technicians. Instructs PT interns and other students as indicated along with serving as a mentor for less experienced staff.
Coordinates and prioritizes own schedule in relation to demands of patient treatment and other departmental responsibilities.
Participates in program development as assigned by PT Clinical Leader.
Participates in at least 20 contact hours of continuing education programs or other opportunities for learning for continued professional competency. Provides at least two yearly inservices to staff and/or community for continuing education purposes.
Demonstrates participation in at least one non-clinical activity, such as committees, task forces, etc.
Adheres to all Department of Health and Joint Commission regulations with regards to the physical environment and patient care.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not be considered as all inclusive.

About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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