Physical Therapist | Pediatric Therapy
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Facility: Bismarck Medical Center
Location: Bismarck, ND
Job Schedule: PRN
Weekly Hours: Varies
Plans, organizes and delivers physical therapy programs that help clients/patients recover and improve their mobility, relieve pain, increase strength and prevent deformities. Conducts examinations, evaluations, and interventions patients who are affected by injury or disease. Primarily in a pediatric outpatient setting, occasional pediatric inpatient coverage, and school-based services. The maternity leave (12 weeks) would be coverage for school-based PT contract. Pediatric PT experience preferred. Utilizes tools and techniques to administer physical therapy interventions following safeguards. Documents client's/patient's information for evaluation; establishes therapeutic plans and modifies them if necessary. Educates clients/patients and their family members about treatment plans/schedules and self-exercises to be continued at home. Knowledge of and utilizes appropriate age-related treatments and evaluations relating to the needs of clients/patients. Demonstrate and incorporate knowledge of current research into daily treatment of clients/patients.
May treat individuals of all ages with varying diagnosis and disorders. Will demonstrate documentation in accordance with departmental guidelines and meet all regulatory requirements. Demonstrates level of treatment associated with their specialty provided to their clients/patients. Follows and adheres to accepted clinical practice guidelines of professional organization.
Exhibits flexibility with acceptance of variable work schedules/assignments. Participates in activities to promote the department, Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health. Will be interacting with individuals outside of the department including but not limited to: providers, case managers, third party payers, public organizations, companies/contractual partners, etc. May be asked to supervise assistants, aides, and students as they provide patient care, treatment, or other services. Will be expected to provide ongoing education and training to peers in the area(s) of expertise as determined by the department leadership. Performs other related duties as requested by manager.
Based on facility needs and assigned locations, may focus on those receiving intervention in the post-acute, long term care and home health care environments.
The Physical Therapist will work primarily with pediatric patients, both inpatient and outpatient. Previous experience with pediatrics is preferred. Will work on a PRN (as needed) schedule.
Appropriate education level required in accordance with state licensure.
Pediatric PT and/or school-based PT experience preferred but not required.
Must be licensed in the state(s) of practice as a Physical Therapist.
When applicable, may require valid driver's license. Travel within Bismarck for school-based contract required. Reimbursement for mileage.
Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers required or within the first 60 days of employment.
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Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-15297