St. David's South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare , one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 316 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area's only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes all of the capabilities and programmatic elements of a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.
The Licensed Physical Therapist plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of body part. Responsibilities
Qualifications: Formal Education Required
- Administers physical therapy in accordance with American Physical Therapy Association ethical standards, Texas State licensure rules, SAH hospital policies and procedures and other applicable regulatory requirements.
- Documents diagnosis of patients and takes all precautions for observing indications and contraindications.
- Maintains accurate records of treatment in accordance with departmental policies.
- Administers re-evaluations and assessments ordered and documents thoroughly and promptly.
- Evaluates patient for mobility, strength, balance, gait, endurance, pain or wound needs.
- As noted in the medical record, applies the modality such as ultrasound, hot packs, cold packs, cervical and lumbar traction, paraffin, massage, hydrotherapy and electrical stimulation.
- Prepares patient for treatment by proper dress and position.
- Communicates with attending physician for clarification or elaboration of prescribed orders.
- Observes and evaluates treatment effect by updating goals as necessary; recommending changes to physician, discussing patient's condition and treatment course with physician; and participating in patient discharge planning and follow-up care.
- Administers evaluations and assessments ordered; documents thoroughly and properly.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills in treatment of general medical patients including orthopedics, cardiac rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation and wound care.
- Exhibits knowledge and skill for treatment of general medical geriatrics, adults, pediatrics and adolescents.
- Utilizes the computerized Meditech system for Magic Office and documentation.
- Documents patient education according to department policy and procedure.
- Participates in Hospital-wide quality process improvement.
- Maintains current Physical Therapy license and CPR certification.
- Directs the activities of therapy tech and Physical Therapy Assistant according to departmental policy and procedures, licensure guidelines.
- Always employs universal precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy License/Certification Required:
Licensed by the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
CPR certification. Experience Preferred:
1 year experience in the licensed practice of Physical Therapy