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Physical Therapist, Outpatient Hillcrest Hospital

req # 130828 Location Mayfield Heights, Ohio Facilities Hillcrest Hospital Professional Area Allied Health Department 3159 OP Physical Therapy-Hillcrest Hospital Jobcode T29013 Schedule Full Time Shift Full Time

Job Details

Physical Therapist Hillcrest Outpatient Full Time Enjoy working at Hillcrest Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy caring for a variety of patients as a member of the rehabilitation team. Case load will include general musculoskeletal, orthopedic, falls, and geriatric rehabilitation to provide a balance in skills and professional growth. Seeking someone with strong orthopedic skills preferably certified to support the growing orthopedic demand. A clinical interest and education/skill in spine evaluation and treatment is highly desirable. Newly licensed with relevant clinical rotations are welcome to apply. PLEASE STATE YOUR SPECIFIC INTEREST AND IN YOUR COVER LETTER. 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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