Physical Therapist, Inpatient (Full Time)
Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: November 27, 2019
The Physical Therapist (PT) is responsible for performing an age
and diagnosis specific assessment designed to gather data relevant
to the patient's/resident's/client's individual needs. This
includes the evaluation and assessment of cognitive, sensory,
neuro-muscular, physiological, psychosocial and functional status.
The PT develops a plan of care, initiates, performs and manages
treatment as indicated, assesses response to treatment, and assists
with discharge planning. The PT utilizes exercise, soft tissue
mobilization, joint manipulation, manual therapy techniques,
equipment and physical and electrical modalities to improve
strength, balance, coordination and range of motions, and to
decrease pain to restore mobility and function. The PT provides
education related to the treatment program, disease process, and
prevention of further injuries to the patient/resident/client and
family/caregiver and other members of the health care team. The PT
delegates as necessary aspects of care to the PTA or Rehabilitation
aide based on their job descriptions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for direction of the Physical Therapy Department
certified staff, including Physical Therapy Assistants, and
Restorative aides and Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy
Evaluates patients and recommends appropriate treatment plan, based
on physical therapy standards of care
Assess patient pain, makes appropriate referrals for
Carries out treatment plan as indicated and modifies as necessary
based on ongoing assessment.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and
Manages and operates equipment safely
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are
met and hospital policy is followed.
Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient
care and performance improvement activities.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Particiaptes in educational staff in-services.
Coordinates, delegates, and supervises responsibilities assigned to
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on
age of patient and clinical condition.
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.
Physical Therapy Licensure, in Montana
Temporary licensure as govnerned by the State Practice Act
Graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy or graduate of
accredited college or university with a DPT, Master's degree, or BA
degree in Physical Therapy or certification in Physical Therapy
Current BLS certification.
Community Information: 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 big-game hunting.
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 environment and
one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" five years in a
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