Physical Therapist

Bethesda Hospital
 Saint Paul, MN

Requisition Number: BH-22994 Job Title: PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Site Overview: Bethesda Hospital - Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul is a 140-bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) that provides comprehensive acute medical care to patients that have very high medical complexity. Bethesda helps reinvent lives affected by severe illness or injury in the areas of complex medical and respiratory care. They also provide the region's leading comprehensive medical and behavioral care for neurovascular/brain injury and dementia patients. With an average stay of 30 days, patients and staff have time to develop relationships that promote the healing process. Bethesda offers a holistic healing environment where patients receive cutting-edge medical treatment, focused on a interdependent teaming approach that heals not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well. Their interdisciplinary team is led by highly trained physicians including hospitalists and sub-specialty physicians who provide state of the art medical treatments.

Department Overview: PHYSICAL THERAPY Provides physical therapies to complex patient populations using an interdependent teaming approach. Positions include PT, PT Assistant and Physical Medicine Aide.

Work Location: Bethesda Hospital

Contract: Non-contract

Job Category: Rehabilitation

Specific Area of Interest: Physical Therapist

City: St Paul

Shift: Day

Authorized Hours - Minimum:

Per Two Weeks 80 Authorized Hours - Maximum:

Per Two Weeks Work Hours:

Work Hours/Schedule

(For Example: 7:00am-3:30pm

  • r Every other weekend) 8:00 - 4:30pm/as needed with weekend rotation Primary Function:

& Major Responsibilities Evaluates, plans, and implements treatment programs to ensure maximum patient outcomes. Involves patient and family in goal setting and completes timely documentation. Consults with referring practitioner as needed and remains current on treatment techniques.

Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations and policies, procedures and standards.

Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements to achieve clinical, satisfaction and/or efficiency outcomes.

Evaluates and develops a treatment plan that is individualized to the patient and reflect the evaluation findings and are prioritized based on input from patient, family and team.

Performs treatment procedures that adhere to standards of practice of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Consults with referring practitioner to ensure quality care and treatments are provided to patients.

Completes daily progress notes that reflect patient s response to treatment, actual performance, and an assessment as to status, relevant to the treatment plan and eventual discharge needs and treatment summaries if needed as evidenced by chart review.

Supervises physical therapy students, physical therapy assistants, and physical therapy aides.

Provides educational materials and methods appropriate to the patient and includes family/caregiver in education and training as needed.

Applies knowledge of therapeutic techniques during the evaluation and throughout the course of treatment and adjusts the treatment plan regularly and appropriately as patient status changes as evidenced by the treatment plan.

Addresses discharge planning needs from initial evaluation to discharge as evidenced by team feedback and documentation. Qualifications: Education:


Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy required. Doctorate degree preferred.


No experience required. 1 to 3 years of previous experience preferred.

License and Credentials:


Description: Basic Life Support (BLS) Qualification Source: American Heart Association

Description: License Physical Therapist (PT) Qualification Source: MN Board of Physical Therapy Regular/Temporary Status: Regular

If Temporary, Start Date: If Temporary, End Date: Position Status: Full Time

Employee Referral Bonus Eligible: No

Sign-On Bonus: No