Physical Therapist, Senior

Physical Therapist Senior

Full-time! Great Benefits!

Day Shift

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs

Tremendous professional abilities

Life-changing results

BE THE CONNECTION.

In your role as a Physical Therapist Senior, you'll have the opportunity to be the connection between your strong professional abilities and exceptional patient care that sets the standard. Apply your outstanding skills and knowledge in a different, more meaningful way. Make the most of your unique combination of talent, passion, and ambition with national post-acute care leader Encompass Health.

What Makes Encompass Health Careers Different-and Better:

Working at Encompass Health means being part of something special: A team that is passionate about making an impact on patients' lives each day. Unlike the typical hospital setting, Encompass Health offers you the unique opportunity to walk alongside patients on their road to recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, joint replacements, multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions. As you help patients achieve goals and regain independence, you can form significant relationships with them and celebrate the successes they experience along the way.

Our culture of compassion and collaboration is founded on more than just the care we provide our patients; it is expressed in the values we live. We encourage and empower each employee to keep learning and growing by providing the resources to deliver a better way to care. At Encompass Health, you'll find something decidedly different and more satisfying: A career that is challenging, inspiring and rewarding. Maximize your talent and join a team that is committed to setting the standard for better healthcare with this engaging opportunity:

Physical Therapist Senior

Here is your opportunity to channel the full extent of your knowledge, skills, ambition, and experience on a daily basis. Inspire our patients to progress each day as you:

Evaluates patients and develops a plan of care per regulations and professional standards.

Reviews medical records for patients referred for physical therapy.

Utilizes specialized testing procedures and skills, also incorporating data from patient/family/caregiver interview and medical records.

Assesses the patient's strength, range of motion, coordination, perception, sensation, cognition, living skills, and rehabilitation potential.

Correlates data from the evaluation to develop an individualized physical therapy plan of care. Reviews short and long term goals in collaboration with patient, family, and/or caregiver.

Administers skilled physical therapy treatment and monitors patient response.

Modifies physical therapy treatment and plan of care according to patient ability and response in collaboration with physician, other providers, and patient/family/caregiver.

Delegates physical therapy and care to physical therapist assistants and support personnel according to expertise/experience, while maintaining responsibility for patient treatment and plan at all times.

Schedules patients for physical therapy treatments according to availability of equipment and space including coordinating patient's schedule with other services.

Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met.

Tracks and documents physical therapy treatment, patient performance, progress, and response to care.

Conducts tests and measurements in compliance with regulating and licensing bodies and professional standards.

Reviews outcomes and customer service reports, feedback, and any new developments to target processes for improvement.

Documents patient assessment, planning, and care on appropriate forms following company and hospital policy and procedures.

Bills physical therapy in compliance with company policy and regulation bodies.

Plans for patient discharge.

Performs home assessments.

Provides patient and family instruction.

Recommends equipment, home programs, and community support resources.

Assists director with managing productivity plans and measures.

Monitors and communicates data on patient outcomes, satisfaction, and safety.

Recognizes how specific department performance impacts the hospital's overall financial performance.

Assists in controlling FTE and supply use, and makes recommendations for departmental equipment. Communicates staff training needs to the director.

Assists the director with student program so that student experiences are valuable.

Maintains competencies and professional requirements.

Understands and demonstrates standards related to discipline.

Maintains current licensure and certifications.

Reviews new or revised policies and procedures.

Stays abreast of research, products, evidence-based medicine, and new developments in rehabilitation. Utilizes hospital and company-wide education resources.

Meets position requirements and performs essential functions.

Completes mandatory training and courses required by completion date.

Successfully completes all assigned training and annual skills competency as determined by the hospital based on new responsibilities, specialized equipment, high risk/problem prone/or low volume procedures including but not limited to waived testing as applicable, application of restraints, and emergency response techniques.

Demonstrates clinical competency and expertise, and acts as a resource to staff.

Assists with staff training on competencies, standards, and regulations.

Educates the community on rehabilitation and new technologies, and participates in screenings.

Brings ideas for improvement to the supervisor.

Organizes, plans, and manages time effectively to complete assignments.

Reports questionable situations, concerns, complaints or harassment immediately.

Credentials:

Current State license as a Physical Therapist.

CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successfully completed a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited physical therapy program, required. Additional training with a Master's or Doctorate's degree in either physical therapy or management area is preferred.

A minimum of two years of physical therapy experience is required.

Active on Therapy Clinical ladder (when eligible) or specialty professional certification preferred.

Machines, Equipment Used:

General office equipment such as computer/laptop, telephone, copy/fax machine, calculator, scanner, etc.

Microsoft Office software, to include Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Working knowledge of discipline specific therapy equipment.

Physical Requirements:

Visual acuity, speech recognition, speech clarity.

Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.

Skills and Abilities:

Oral communication, written communication, fluency in English, active listening.

Information ordering, deductive reasoning, social perceptiveness, time management, critical thinking.

Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.

Ability to work independently without continuous supervision.

Environmental Conditions:

Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free evironment. Occasional outdoor exposure.

Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.

Handicapped accessible.

May work under stressful circumstances at times.

Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

Has regular, reliable, and predictable attendance and punctuality.

Adheres to dress code including wearing ID badge.

Adheres to Standards of Business Conduct.

May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and/or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.

May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.

Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.

May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.

May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This position will support cultural diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.

Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits that start on day one if eligible, including:

Benefits that begin when you do.

Affordable medical, dental and vision plans provided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.

Generous paid time off that increases with tenure.

Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.

Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock-purchase plans.

Flexible spending and health savings accounts.

About Us:

Helping patients regain hope and independence, Encompass Health is a national leader in post-acute care. We operate rehabilitation hospitals and offer home health and hospice care in 36 states as well as Puerto Rico. Following the Encompass Way, we are driven by our core values: We proudly set the standard, lead with empathy, do what's right, focus on the positive, and remain stronger together.

Realize the powerful difference you can make. Take this opportunity to join our team.

To learn more about us, please visit us online at encompasshealth.com

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Location
831 South State Road 434
Altamonte Springs, Florida

Category
Therapy

Job ID
2414172