TITLE: Physical Therapist - Part or Full-time
POSITION STATUS/HOURS: Part-time position (28 hours/week) or full-time (36-40 hours/week) in a Long Term Care setting. Additional hours available to cover vacations, high census, leaves of absence. Benefit eligible position! Department hours are Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday 7:00 .m. - 5:00 p.m.
Job Summary :
The licensed Physical Therapist must meet all standards and requirements in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Department of Regulations and Licensing . They will organize and administer physical therapy services providing highly skilled evaluations and patient care in Long Term Care (SNF). PT’s assist with supervision of non-professional personnel in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. The physical therapist is part of a caring, dynamic team delivering PT and OT services to residents and enjoying our robust program which includes a therapy dog.
We are located in BEAUTIFUL, scenic, and peaceful Southwest Wisconsin. The rolling hills offer lots of opportunity for the sports enthusiast (biking, hiking, running/walking). Arts and culture opportunities are many as well. The Mississippi river is literally 15 minutes from our hospital and offers fantastic boating, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing and amazing fishing too! Ski resorts within 30 minutes of our facility. Madison WI is 1.5 hours, Dubuque IA is 30 minutes, Chicago IL is 3.5 hours we're in the heart of the Tri-States!
General Responsibilities :
Perform assessments designed to gather data relevant to the patients/residents individual needs. Use medical record, evaluate cognitive status, evaluate sensory status, assess neuromuscular status; evaluate range of motion; perform manual muscle test; evaluate posture; analyze gait; evaluate functional activities; interpret physiologic response; evaluate balance/coordination; age-specific assessments
Organize clinical care: verbalize priorities of patient/resident care for assigned patient care load; describe routine shift care; give rationale for clinical decisions; revise patient care priorities as needed; demonstrate ability to adapt responses to unexpected events; delegate procedural activities appropriately; complete assignments within specified time frame; demonstrate team building behaviors; participate in patient/resident care conferences
Implement the plan of care utilizing physical agents, perform manual techniques, perform joint mobility techniques, utilize exercise with equipment, utilize exercises without equipment, and provide adaptive equipment. Manages burn/wound care & orthopedic patient
Demonstrate effective communication to patient/resident, co-workers, insurance companies, other disciplines within nursing home, hospital, and home health agencies
Adhere to hospital safety policies and protocols
Care for patients ages birth to geriatric
Position Requirements :
Current Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Wisconsin
Graduate of a program in Physical Therapy approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association
Previous hospital (outpatient and inpatient) and long-term care (SNF) PT experience preferred
Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license
Able to frequently transfer, lift, turn, or assist patient to or from bed, w/c, toilet or tubs.This requires the ability to push, pull, and lift 25 to 50 pounds unassisted
Push/pull patients weighing 78 to 250 pounds in wheelchair or gerichairs.Reposition patients weighing 78 to 250 pounds in chairs and bed to perform therapy treatments, and patient comfort needs
Job Type: Full-time
Physical Therapist: 1 year
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