Physical Therapist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
Job Description

Job Title: Physical Therapist

Job ID: 701389

Status: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Hours:

Shift: Variable

Facility: UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Department: Greentree PT

Location: 969 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220

Description

Purpose:

Provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment on patients referred to non-contracted and contracted facilities of Centers for Rehab Services.

Responsibilities:

* Attends and actively participates in staff meetings and in-service education programs.

* Communicates patient's status to the referring physician and other health care team members.

* Completes necessary charge and statistical information to accurately reflect the service rendered to the patient.

* Maintains professional license/registration through steady pursuit and participation in appropriate continuing education and professional development opportunities to satisfy requirements for licensure/registation renewal.

* Maintains written documentation for all physical therapy services rendered including documentation of initial assessment, follow-up visits, and discharge summary consistent with department standards. Co-signs physical therapist assistant documentation biweekly.

* May serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students as well as residents and fellows in a specialty area of physical therapy.

* Performs physical therapy assessment, reassessment and treatment and supervises physical therapist assistants in the treatment of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients referred by a physician to the clinic. Develops plan of care including goals and treatment plan in accordance with physician referral, nature of injury/illness and results of physical therapy assessment. Modifies or adjusts plan of care based on patient's response to treatment and/or changes in patient's status. Works PTAs to adjust patient programs as patient status changes.

* Provides verbal and/or written home instructions to patient and/or family members when applicable.

* Rotates through selected treatment areas when necessary to facilitate organizational needs.

* Schedules patients to achieve and maintain a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standard established for the facility by the organization while ensuring delivery of quality patient care.

Qualifications

* Graduate of an accredited program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire The Graduate Therapist is expected to: * Sit for the licensure exam at the soonest availability, not to exceed six months following onset of employment

* Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

* Act 73 FBI Clearance

* Basic Life Support

* Basic Life Support

* Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

* Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

* Physical Therapist

* Physical Therapist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $27.10 to $40.69

Union Position: No

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