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Physical Therapist, Ortho Outpatient

req # 122923 Location Cleveland, Ohio Facilities Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Professional Area Allied Health Department 3188 Physical Therapy-Neurological Institute Jobcode T29013 Schedule Full Time Shift 8:00am-5:00pm

Job Details

Physical Therapist, Full Time Outpatient Main Campus Become a caregiver at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus - PT Walker Center treating a wide variety of orthopedic and specialty programs. 3 years Ortho and/or Neuro experience Preferred. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER DETAILING YOUR BACKGROUND AND INTERESTS Evaluates and conducts medically prescribed physical therapy treatment programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs initial and on-going assessments of patient's condition.
  • Establishes, revises and evaluates a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient/family according to their capabilities and desires.
  • Performs therapy interventions utilizing standard physical therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the age and condition of the patient.
  • Supervises activities of physical therapy assistants, students and other support personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree or certificate required.
  • Must be a graduate of a Physical Therapy Program accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Certifications:

  • Current State licensure as a Physical Therapist (PT).
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in Clinical area preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk and climb stairs without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling.
  • Ability to meet physical demands characterized at the heavy level defined by 1993 Leonard Matheson and Ministry of Labor.
  • Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm and leg during therapeutic treatment program.
  • Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient pulse.
  • Visual acuity to observe patient's gross and fine motor movements in order to analyze these movements and to read all patient monitors.
  • Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families.
  • Ability to hear at a conversational level to understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 
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