ProvidesPhysical Therapy services to patients/clients including assessment, treatment,program planning and implementation, related documentation and communication. The Physical Therapist I pursues experiencesthat serve to establish a basis upon which to practice. It is expected that thePT -I will provide safe care with supervision and guidance from experiencedPTs. The PT - I is new to physical therapy, or new to a specialty. The PT-Iincorporates theoretical knowledge into clinical situations and is able to performbasic skills and carry out a plan of care. The PT-I can identify abnormalfindings, but may seek consultation for solutions. The therapistâs practice isprimarily guided by referencing policies, procedures, and standards.
Perform a skilled evaluation through impairment testing with interpretation of the findings that relate to functional deficits.
Develop treatment plans relevant to clinical findings that provide individualized treatment for patient level of care and length of stay and that relate to established goals.
Document evaluations, treatment plans, and goals that relate to clinical findings.
Reassess patientâs functional need, and adjust care plan as indicated, including documentation of status change.
Demonstrate knowledge and provide assessment and physical treatments such as relates to: Sensory, Strength /Tone, Range of Motion, Balance / Coordination, Functional Mobility, Bed Mobility, Gait & Transfers, Motor Control / Learning, Joint / Soft tissue mobilizations, and Body systems (i.e. musculoskeletal, nervous, integumentary, and cardiovascular).
Provide physical therapy modalities such as: Iontophoresis, Ultrasound, Electric Stimulation / Interferential, TENS, Hot/Cold Packs, Ice Massage, Traction, Laser, Pulsed Lavage, Negative Pressure Therapy, infrared, and Compression.
Demonstrate and instruct patient/caregiver on body mechanics.
Identify contraindications for patient. Follow precautions for WB, Cardiac, Contact, spinal precautions, and precautions with total joint replacements.
Demonstrate knowledge of inpatient lab values, diagnostic tests, medications, FIM scale / PAI scoring and the impact on patient.
Maintain skills required to use and care for equipment such as: Pulse Oximeter, Blood Pressure Cuff / Pulse, Exercise Equipment, sliding boards, crutches, canes, walkers, Wheelchairs (including CADILLAC), Patient Beds (Versacare, Total Care, SizeWise) (IP only), Tilt Table, Floor Lift, Lite Gait, and Standing Frame.
Counsel patient and family regarding treatments and modalities and home programs.
Actively participate in interdisciplinary team processes, including collaboration with physicians, vendors, other disciplines; inclusive of discharge planning
Guide the practice of support staff to achieve patient and departmental goals.
SIGN ON BONUSES BASED OFF ELIGIBLITY
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of Physical Therapy. Minimum of a Bachelorâs Degree.
Preferred Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Required: Valid, current license; AZ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Preferred: Prior patient exposure in area of practice
Required: Verbal and written communication skills
Preferred: Neonatal and Pediatric competence
Required: Knowledge of Physical Therapy theory and practice.
Required: Basic computer skills
Preferred: Microsoft Office programs
Required: Must be able to work flexible hours, holidays and/or weekends.Must be able to transport self to various work sites. When using own vehicle must have valid Arizona driversâ license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standard for the state of Arizona.
Preferred: Bilingual English / Spanish
Job: Physical Therapy
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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