This position is responsible for the care and treatment of patients referred to the Physical Therapy Section of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS). This physical therapist will spend the majority of his/her time working in the area of inpatient Physical Therapy on the acute medicine/surgical physical therapy team. Duties of this position are, but not limited to: Performs routine physical therapy evaluation and treatment for male and female patients aged 20-85+ years old. Assessment of the patient's learning needs is performed and patient education is tailored to meet those needs involving the patient, family and significant others in the process as appropriate. Involves the patient, family/significant other and medical team in treatment planning and goal setting through ongoing communication. Plans and carries out the full range of routine and mildly complex interventions and treatment modalities where therapeutic objectives are routine to complex and procedures involved require the application of skills and knowledge in the area of acute medicine/surgical conditions. Adapts and applies treatment procedures with critical concern for patients who are acutely ill, or who have a combination of severe mental/emotional or physical disabilities. Treatment will be provided on the ward, in the facility and in the community as appropriate for the patient's needs. Demonstrates independent problem-solving skills that allow for frequent modification of treatment plans in response to subtle, but significant changes in the condition of the patient. The coordination of multiple treatment approaches simultaneously is needed to accomplish routine to mildly complex treatment objectives. Critical assessment of treatment outcomes will be regularly performed. Work Schedule: Compressed - 7:30 -5:00 Monday-Thursday and 7:30 - 4:00 every other Sunday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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