Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F
Completes planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic education provided by HMH for physical therapists that is designed to significantly advance the physical therapist resident¿s preparation as a provider of patient care services in a specific area of specialty clinical practice (acute care).The residency program combines opportunities for ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry.
The resident performs patient management services including evaluation, treatment, and referral, supervises support personnel, and performs related duties such as participation in rounds, departmental performance improvement, and clinical education in accordance with state practice act, applicable regulations, and departmental policy, procedures and practices. Demonstrates competence to adapt to work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Neonate (Birth to 28 days)
Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Preschooler (3-6 years)
School Age (6-12 years)
Adolescence (12-18 years)
Young Adult (19-40 Years)
Middle Adult (40-65 Years)
Mature Adult (65 years and older)
System and department specific ICARE values
INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
1. Performs examinations, evaluations, and interventions in accordance with physical therapy practice act and in collaboration with referring providers.
2. Documents patient evaluations, treatment notes, re-evaluations, discharges, and charges appropriately in the computer system in a timely manner.
3. Performs patient and family education on home exercise, safety, self-care, etc. and distributes appropriate hand-outs.
4. Collaborates and coordinates patient care needs, such as referrals, consults, equipment, home care, etc. with other departments or agencies during treatment and at discharge.
5. Presents relevant special topics in professional literature at clinic meetings, rounds, conferences, and meetings as delegated or requested by the faculty.
6. Assists in the organization and direction of specific activities of the department as delegated by the Faculty, Residency Director, Rehab Manager, or Director. Such activities may include research projects, departmental improvement projects, or other special tasks.
7. Participates in clinical education programs as approved by the Student Education Coordinator.
8. Remains current on professional issues and clinical skills by attendance at program classes and involvement with professional organizations.
9. Adheres to all applicable organization, departmental, personnel and residency policies, procedures, practices, state practice act, and regulations.
10. Delegates appropriate patients, supervises, and communicates pertinent information to the physical therapist assistant and physical therapy technicians in accordance with the state practice act and departmental and hospital policies.
11. Delegates appropriate patient care duties to, communicates with, and supervises the performance of support personnel.
12. Complies with the organization¿s ICARE Values and Service pride standards. EF
13. Follows all safety rules on the job. EF
This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy
New graduates welcome. Prefer experience in an acute care student internship.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, AND REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Required Licenses: Current licensure with the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Be a Graduate of an APTA Accredited Entry-Level Physical Therapy School eligible to sit for PT License Exam with Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Must obtain permanent Texas PT licensure within 30 days of employment
Required Certificates: Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Demonstrates good communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work as a team member.
Has knowledge and interest in areas of acute care.
Must complete PT Competency Assessment upon hire and on annual basis.
Please refer to attached Activity Checklist.
Includes inpatient units within the hospital setting and office areas.
The clinical settings might include exposure to hazardous chemicals, blood borne pathogens, blood and body fluids, contaminated open wounds, sharp instrumentation, adhesives and electrical equipment.
Adherence to universal precautions is required.
Patient lifting is required. (see Physical Requirements)
Equal Employment Opportunity
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