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Posted: Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:48 PM

Description: Responsible for physical therapy management of patients under the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapy Supervisor.

Essential Functions:
  • Tests and evaluates the extent of a patient's disability to ensure proper treatment using various tests and procedures.
  • Plans therapy program, establishes treatment goals; and administers treatment to restore body functions, strength, relieve pain, and prevent disability through the use of various therapeutic techniques and procedures. This includes patients in establishing goals and obtains patient's informed consent as necessary.
  • Provides patients and family members with treatment plan and instructions for home exercise programs and pain relief techniques.
  • Upgrades treatment plan and goals as patient progresses.
  • Regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patient towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
  • Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from physical therapy.
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation of physical therapy management and patient management.
  • Maintains appropriate medical records, documentation for each patient including evaluation, treatment and progress.
  • Consults with medical providers regarding patient evaluation and treatment, progress of the patient, and discharge from treatment. Reviews patient records for current diagnosis, past medical history, precautions, and contraindications.
  • Maintains compliance with documentation standards of department and regulatory agencies.
  • Establishes safe work environment.
  • Maintains clinical competency and ethical standards as outlined in the guidelines of the APTA.
  • Maintains departmental supplies, equipment, and apparatus in clean, safe and functional condition.
  • Directs and instructs support personnel in performance of more routine procedures as requested.
  • Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations with the public patients and other personnel.
  • Provides triage Physical Therapy services by providing advice and care either by means of phone triage and/or 1st Contact PT.
  • Provides input and/or assistance to Senior Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy Supervisor in the development of new classes, services, member and provider education, development of handouts, and other related services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Looking for a Physical Therapist that Specializes and is experienced in treating Lymphedema and is comfortable treating the general outpatient orthopedic/Neuro case load.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of full time practice as a licensed Physical Therapist in a clinical setting required.
  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum for a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree with certification in physical
    therapy or a foreign-trained equivalent required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Licensure to practice physical therapy by the State of Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia required.
  • BLS certification required.
  • National Provider Identification (NPI) required.
  • Enrollment in PECOS within 30 days of assignment to position required.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Actively pursuing and engaging in at least one of these continue education or clinical experience to gain/enhance clinical expertise required as described below:
  • Post graduate degree from an accredited university with a specialty focus.
  • Fellowship or certificate from an accredited body or organization in a subject matter that is pertinent to our patient population and is clinic based.
  • Expertise/competency in a particular subject matter in a clinical subject matter in high demand or in a clinical subject matter that we have limited resources or specialists on staff.
  • Expertise/competency that has been gained from years of clinical experience from treating a pertinent diagnosis or patient population.
  • Maintains professional and neat appearance at all times.
  • Teaches Physical Therapy related Health Education Classes, if demonstrates the required clinical skills.
  • Becomes actively involved in supervision and orientation of volunteers within Physical Therapy Department.
  • Participates in community activities and member education at least 2 times per year, which may include teaching health education classes, participating in medical center functions and attending community health fairs.
  • Is flexible for coverage as needed in other facilities within the service area if appropriate.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of or practice in at least 75% of Basic PT Clinical Core Competencies preferred. Refer to list of clinical competencies.
  • Bilingual is preferred.

    Primary Location: Maryland,Gaithersburg,Gaithersburg Medical Office 655 Watkins Mill Rd.
    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
    Shift: Day
    Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun,
    Working Hours Start: 7:00 AM
    Working Hours End: 7:00 PM
    Job Schedule: Full-time
    Job Type: Standard
    Employee Status: Regular
    Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt
    Job Level: Individual Contributor
    Job Category: Rehab Services
    Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy
    Department: Rehab
    Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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    Associated topics: clinician, inpatient, lactation consultant, movement disorder, movement therapist, physical, rehab, therapist assistant, therapist outpatient, therapist physical


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