Senior Services Physical Therapist
Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: July 11, 2019
Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering
physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a
licensed physician. Administers treatments and physical agents as
prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore
function and prevent disability following injury, disease or
physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum
performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within
the limits of their capabilities. The staff therapist coordinates,
delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive
staff (RCNA, PTA, PTLA, etc.). The staff therapist participates in
operational aspects of the department, maintains performance
improvement activities within the department and participates in
CQI activities. Provides input in formulating budget, assists in
evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes
appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensures that
patient changes are accurate and entered on a timely basis.
Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment
training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. Will
supervise students in the initial statement of
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for direction of the Physical Therapy Department
certified staff, including Physical Therapy Assistants and Physical
Therapy Aides and Restorative CNAs.
Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect, recommends change
to physician as needed.
Ability to perform an appropriate assessment on all patients as
related to the therapy requested and provided and reassessments as
per policy. This includes neonate, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric
patients and the general patient population.
Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of
function or participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate
physician contact for intervention.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of
medical/health care errors.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and
evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching
Demonstrates knowledge of physical therapy modalities.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and
religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains
department cleanliness and safety.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves
patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are
met and hospital policy is followed.
Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function
under stressful situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines,
to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal
with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department
and with other departments.
Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient
care and performance improvement activities.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Assists with orientation and inservice training for certified
department staff members, participates in guidance and educational
Provides evaluation of certified staff including interviewing,
hiring, evaluating and termination
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on
age of patient and clinical condition.
Current State Physical Therapy Licensure, graduate of an approved
school of Physical Therapy or graduate of accredited college or
university with a certificate in Physical Therapy.
Three (3) or more years of previous experience in all aspects of
Current BCLS certification.
Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over
275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters
and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a
wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked
public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making
the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky
Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon
fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor
activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and
snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking,
off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and
Benefis Health System
This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system
in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and
outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have
the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of
the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with
500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing
more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and
cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working
Benefis has been named one of the 150 Top Places to Work in
Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review six years in a row, as well
as one of America's Best Midsize Employers in 2018 by Forbes and
America's Best-in-State Employers 2019. Thank you for applying to
join the Benefis team!
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