PHYSICAL THERAPIST 3 (FULL TIME, DAYS) - PELVIC HEALTH
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 194345
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UW Medical Center's Exercise and Training Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Physical Therapist 3 (100% FTE, 40 hrs/week, Days) with strong pelvic health experience. The Physical Therapist 3 is directly responsible to the supervisor, manager, or designee and has the responsibility for patient care – evaluation and treatment of patients with complex multi system impairments and/or multiple co-morbidities. This physical therapist has advanced training and experience in the area of pelvic health; competent to evaluate and treat all genders and ages 14 and older. Also works with the other Pelvic Health Physical Therapists and referring providers to promote appropriate growth of the program, program development, and evaluation of professional and supportive staff, and volunteers and students, in his or her area of the Exercise Training Center.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervision of activities of assigned area of the department, including:
• Schedule patients for treatment and evaluations; maintain full work schedule with average of 75% billable time for patient care. (average 5.5 billed hours per 8 hour day). 3 new or new shared patients expected in an 8 hour day; more if additional time for documentation is available that day or the next. • Delegate patients to PT Assistants to maximize own efficiency and assist in the productivity of the PTA position. • Educate, and be a resource to, residents training at the UWMC-Roosevelt site, in the area of physical therapy, and more particularly pelvic health and dysfunction. • Maintain inventory of materials and supplies for assigned area of the Exercise Training Center. • Use volunteers who may assist in their assigned area. • Collaborate with the therapy departments at UWMC-ML hospital site, UW Stadium Sports Medicine Center, UWMC-NW Outpatient site, Advanced Manual Therapy site, and Harborview Medical Center (NJB) to optimize patient care and staffing. • Instructs, assigns work, and evaluates physical therapy students, as needed. • May mentor residents and fellows • May lead quality improvement programs related to area of specialty. • May lead professional research.
Evaluations • To be responsible for the evaluation of all patients referred to her/him for physical therapy. • To be responsible for the completion and submission of all reports pertaining to the evaluation, within 3 days, per UWMC standard. • To see that all referral sources are advised of department action on the case referred.
Treatment • To practice Physical Therapy consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice policy. • Maintain a patient treatment schedule consistent with the needs of the department. Call all no show patients during the time of their appointment to check in on them to be sure are OK, to remind them of appointment policy and any upcoming scheduled appointments. To utilize telehealth options for appointments as appropriate. • To confer with the person(s) most closely associated with the active management of the patient and to keep them informed of any additional patient needs, treatment modification, and/or progress. • To treat patients and function as a Physical Therapist 2 as necessary. • To treat patients of all ages (children, adolescents, adults, geriatric adults, elderly adults), races, creeds, genders, and disabilities without bias or prejudice. • To respect and understand the patient’s and patient’s parents’ right to treatment and right to involvement in treatment decisions. • To practice ethical responsibility based on the cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs of the patients served and applicable law. • To provide experienced, skilled evaluation and treatment in the area of pelvic dysfunction.
Records and Reports • As per facility guidelines, to be responsible for the authentication, preparation, and submission of department reports, ensuring confidentiality of all records, including: • Evaluation reports/summaries, should be completed on the same day as the evaluation occurred and at least within 3 days of the visit, per UW Medical Center standard. • Discharge reports/summaries, should be completed on the same day as the discharge visit occurred and at least within 3 days of the visit, per UW Medical Center standard. • Progress reports to referring physicians and agencies, are completed on the same day the visit occurred and at least within 3 days of the visit, per UW Medical Center standard. • Treatment notes are completed on the same day as the patient treatment occurred to promote optimal communication with referring providers and other team members, and are at least completed within 3 days of the visit, per UW Medical Center standard. • CMS certifications, re-certifications, and other mandated forms/documentation. • Current progress notes on all patients within their area, completed within 3 days of the visit, per UW Medical Center standard, and preferably sooner. • Special reports as requested by the manager and/or supervisor.
Professional Status and Public Relations • To keep abreast of new techniques and trends in the field of Physical Therapy, particularly in the area of pelvic health. • To attend conventions, meetings or special courses when possible and to share information gained with the department. • To maintain good public relations with community sources. • To provide advice to individual therapists in area(s) of expertise.
Responsibility • Responsible for interpreting and carrying out the prescription of the physician; good public relations; protection of confidential data, economic use of time, equipment and supplies; safety and welfare of patients and other employees.
Knowledge • Must know the principles and practice of Physical Therapy; be familiar with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics; understand department/facility policies, procedures and regulations; know the layout of the department; be aware of inter-and intradepartmental communications; know supervision and management techniques.
Skills • Must be able to apply the theory of Physical Therapy; have the ability and competency at a high level to evaluate complex patient presentations, operate the necessary equipment of the position; perform technical procedures; speak intelligently and in a professional manner before others; and exercise supervision and management skills.
Mental Application • Must be able to instill confidence in patients, doctors and personnel; determine proper procedures and methods and evaluate results; make decision on her or her own; adapt to emergency situations; be alert to changes in the patient’s condition; be alert to all activities of the department.
Dexterity • Must have coordination of sight and body movements in various application of procedures; techniques of assisting and handling patients; and ability to handle the tools and machines of the profession.
Accuracy • A high degree of accuracy is required in carrying out referrals, receiving and translating information and in charting and reporting.
REQUIREMENTS: -Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist. -A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school of physical therapy or completion of a Physical Therapy program AND at least two years of relevant experience as a Physical Therapist. OR -Equivalent education/experience.
DESIRED: Advanced training and experience in the area of pelvic health; competent to evaluate and treat all genders and ages 14 and older.
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