Altru Health System

Physical Therapist - Hospital

Grand Forks, ND
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Feb 22, 2018
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The Physical Therapist is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of inpatient hospital and inpatient rehabilitation hospital patients in compliance with licensure standards. The physical therapist works with an interdisciplinary team to identify patient goals, barriers to discharge and ongoing physical therapy services. Care provided is patient centered while the physical therapist does exercise independent judgement in planning, organizing and prioritizing workload.


  • Supports and models behaviors consistent with the mission, vision and values of Altru Health System.
  • Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.
  • Orients patients, family and/or other appropriate parties to the purpose and procedures of the physical therapy evaluation and treatment.
  • Obtains and documents appropriately all required and pertinent patient information, including precautions and orders
  • Selects and performs evaluation and treatment methods which correlates to the age of the patient, the patient's diagnosis, symptoms and physician orders and documents per chart and review standards
  • Documents an initial plan of care
  • Identifies significant changes in patient's condition and takes appropriate actions, as evidenced in reporting, staffing consultations and documentation.
  • Participates with inter-disciplinary team in the development and accurate documentation of a discharge plan, according to the practice guides and procedures.
  • Meets productivity standards according to standard operating procedure.
  • Coordinates treatment schedules with disciplines using appropriate scheduling procedures.
  • Provides appropriate patient education, family teaching and support which relates to the needs of the patient and family.
  • Monitors program effectiveness and outcomes, initiating programs and development of new programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

As an Altru employee we contribute to our culture each day and demonstrate that culture through the experience we create for each other, our patients and their families, and referring physicians. Key to creating a culture that delivers high quality and reliable care is having a core set of behavior standards. Our standards, represented by the acronym I AM ALTRU, remind us every day to commit to and live those standards.

  • Integrity: We will always do the right thing even when no one is watching.
  • Acknowledge: We will create a welcoming, healing environment.
  • Meaningful: We will provide an exceptional patient experience.
  • Accountable: We will accept responsibility for our actions and behaviors.
  • Listen: We will listen and seek to understand.
  • Team: We will work together to deliver world-class care.
  • Respect: We will treat each other with respect.
  • Understand: We will seek to understand and respond genuinely.


  • Physical Therapist licensed by the North Dakota Board of Physical Therapists.
  • Driver's License.
  • Successful completion of the functional assessment.

Sit Frequent
Stand Frequent
Walk Frequent
Lift/Carry Medium
Push/Pull Medium
Bend Frequent
Twist Frequent
Reach Constant
Squat/Crouch/Kneel Frequent
Crawl Occasional
Climb Rare