Physical Therapist

Jamestown Regional Medical Center   Jamestown, ND   Full-time     Physical Therapy
Posted on July 5, 2024
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$15,000 Sign On Bonus for New Employees

Starting Pay: $34.23 to $42.79 DOE

This is a full-time position working 72-80 hours every two week pay period with a dynamic team of therapists. Days of work are Monday through Friday with typical hours of work 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Weekend work is every 10th weekend. Holiday work is approximately one per year and a half.

This position will assess for, plan, organize, develop, and implement medically prescribed and appropriate physical therapy programs in the hospital or the community to restore the function and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of body part. You will help the patient reach their maximum performance and assume a place in society while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.

  • Assesses patients of all age groups (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics), develops, plans, and implements a therapy program for each patient, involving physical means such as exercise, massage, heat, water, light and electricity as prescribed by physician.
  • Applies a variety of diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.
  • Directs and aids patient in active and passive exercises, muscle re-education and gait and functional training utilizing pulleys and weights, steps and inclined surfaces.
  • Performs whirlpool and contrast baths and applies moist hot packs or cold packs.
  • Provides instruction in posture control and therapeutic procedures to be continued by the patient.
  • Directs patient in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches and prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  • Adapts conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the needs of patients unable to comprehend verbal commands or voluntarily carry out a regime of therapeutic exercises.
  • Evaluates, records and reports on patient's progress for review by other members of the rehabilitative team.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment.
  • Conducts in-services and/or participates in training medical and nursing personnel and other workers in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
  • Oversees licensed physical therapy assistants, assists students, and rehab aide to ensure the effectiveness and timeliness of the services provided to the patients.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Must have North Dakota license to practice as a physical therapist. Will complete CPR every other year. Position is required to attend Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training in the appropriate timeframe according to department orientation checklist.