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Physical Therapist II

Company: Highland General Hospital
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: Under limited technical supervision, uses skill, judgment and knowledge of daily operations to supervise a small group of physical therapists, aides, and students. Efficiently evaluates and treats a broad spectrum of patients. Communicates well with staff members, physicians, and other disciplines and assists with program planning. Performs related duties as required. DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS : NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification, however, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification. 1. Communication/Collaboration: Attends team meetings and conferences on patient care and discharge planning. 2. Communication/Collaboration: Attends, participates, and contributes to in-service educational training. 3. Communication/Collaboration: Communicates with family, case managers, health insurers, etc. as appropriate. 4. Communication/Collaboration: Confers with other PT's, aides, and department manager as appropriate for problem solving and program planning. 5. Communication/Collaboration: Confers with referring physicians, and health care team about patient status. 6. Documentation: Completes required administrative forms for leave of absences, payroll, and statistics. 7. Documentation: Writes clear, concise, legible, and objective information on patient evaluations, progress notes, discharge notes, equipment orders, and insurance forms and records accurate daily treatment attendance and charges. 8. Miscellaneous: Participates in gathering data for Continuing Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement, staff surveys, etc. 9. Miscellaneous: Proficient in use of SMS computer system. 10. Miscellaneous: Uses appropriate safety measures - body mechanics, infection control, environmental hazard control; cleans treatment area after use. 11. Patient care: Administers comprehensive PT evaluations, using tests and measurements appropriate for the patient's diagnosis, age, and disabilities. 12 Patient care: Assesses the need for appropriate assistive devices for ambulation, exercise, joint protection, and pain control. Orders necessary equipment. 13. Patient care: Delegates appropriate PT tasks to the PT Aide, PT Assistant, or PT I. 14. Patient care: Develops and implements a treatment plan using various physical therapy procedures, group classes, modalities, and techniques to produce changes in patient outcomes. 15. Patient care: Educates patient, family, other caregivers in self-care, prevention and wellness, home exercise programs, use of equipment, and safety. 16. Team Leader Responsibilities: Accepts responsibility for non-patient care duties, e.g. task forces, in-service new staff, and IOP, which aids in the delivery of care of the department. 17. Team Leader Responsibilities: Arranges schedules to accommodate patient care when a team member is absent. 18. Team Leader Responsibilities: Assigns new patients to team therapists taking into consideration workloads among therapists, variety of patients, clinical expertise, etc. 19. Team Leader Responsibilities: Assists new PT I Clinical Instructor in developing skills as a preceptor in the student program. 20. Team Leader Responsibilities: Makes sure schedules are up to date, coordinates the scheduling of Saturday coverage, arranges schedules to accomodate patient care when a team member is absent and ensures upcoming discharges are monitored. 21. Team Leader Responsibilities: Orients and supervises new staff members and students. Proofreads notes and supervises patient care until assured of their competence. Helps evaluate PT Is, PT Assistants, and PT Aides. Evaluates students fairly and accurately with the approved clinical evaluation tools. 22. Team Leader Responsibilities: Prepares the rough draft of the weekly collaborative care conferences. Qualifications: Education: Graduation from an approved school of Physical Therapy. Minimum Experience: At least One year of experience in the class of Physical Therapist I as employed by Alameda Health System; OR two years or more of recent experience in another clinical setting related to the area of proposed supervision (acute medical, rehab, SNF, or outpatient). Required Licenses/Certifications: BLS - Basic Life Support Certification - issued by AHA-American Heart Association. Required Licenses/Certifications: Eligibility for, or possession of, a valid certificate to practice as a Registered Physical Therapist in the State of California

Keywords: Highland General Hospital, San Leandro , Physical Therapist II, Healthcare , San Leandro, California

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