Altru Health System

Physical Therapist RTS (ND)

Grand Forks, ND
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Aug 21, 2020
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Job Summary

The Regional Physical Therapist is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of patients in compliance with licensure standards. The therapist works with an interdisciplinary team that contributes towards a patient directed goal, identifies potential barriers to discharge, and ongoing therapy services. The Physical Therapist provides patient centered care while exercising judgment to plan, organize, and prioritize workload.

Essential Job Functions
  • Evaluates, develops, and implements an intervention plan using, methods that are effective and are meaningful to the patient's plan of care through remediation/restoration, compensation/adaptation, disability prevention and health promotion.
  • Provides intervention, evaluation and documentation of goal progress, modifies intervention methods as need, and works with therapy team members to achieve patients' goal.
  • Orients patients, family and/or other appropriate parties to the purpose and procedures of the physical therapy evaluation and treatment. Provides appropriate patient/family education and teaching, under the supervision of a Therapist.
  • Provides supervision for therapy assistants and other aides in a collaborative manner.
  • Develops and documents a discharge plan when patient has reached goals, achieved maximum benefit from therapy or does not desire to continue service. Provides appropriate follow-up resources, services and training of patient and family members as appropriate.
  • Obtains and documents appropriately all required and pertinent patient information, including precautions, orders, and initial plan of care.
  • Meets requirements of third party payers by including appropriate documentation following window periods and other insurance guidelines.
  • Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.

License, Certification & Experience
  • Physical Therapist, North Dakota State Examining Committee for Physical Therapy -Prior to start date
  • Driver's License with Acceptable Driving Record, - Current State Licensed
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), AHA or ARC CPR for Prof. Rescue, Within 2 Months of Start Date, Learning Management System
  • A minimum of 1 year of related experience- Preferred

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