Physical Therapist PRN
Location:
Pulaski , Virginia
Posted:
December 15, 2017
Reference:
00041-18279
Today, our health system has grown to include four hospitals, two cancer centers, six outpatient centers, and 700 affiliated physicians. Our expansive network stretches from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, giving us the privilege to serve more than 250,000 patients each year.

Our Mission and Vision at LewisGale above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. The vision of LewisGale is to be recognized as the healthcare provider and the employer of choice in Southwest Virginia.

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS
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Evaluates patients.

STANDARD: Evaluates patients in a concise fashion according to the physician's referral and patient history using clinical examination skills to determine objective findings. Assesses subjective and objective findings to develop plan of treatment with long and short-term goals and reassesses patient regularly.
EXCEED STANDARDS: Demonstrates consistent ability to evaluate patients throughout the hospitals as assigned. Able to integrate various assessment tools into a thorough evaluation on a consistent basis. Able to include a holistic perspective in on-going patient evaluations.

Communicates and works effectively with patients and families/significant others.

STANDARD: Provides goal directed education to patients and families based on individualized needs. Actively involves patient and family members in rationale and course of treatment with emphasis on education and home care including maximizing function, exercise programs, precautions and use of assistive devices. Method of communication is appropriate to maximize patient and family comprehension.
EXCEED STANDARDS: Extends extra efforts in educating patients and family members. Utilizes creative and innovative methods of communication to enhance comprehension when necessary. Is instrumental in creating a positive learning environment for the patient and family by means of quality education materials and well-trained staff.

Communicates and works effectively with other health care professionals.

STANDARD: Demonstrates and facilitates clear communication in a professional, tactful, and timely manner. Shares information willingly. Works with others to problem solve.
EXCEED STANDARDS: Demonstrates ability to promote understanding and resolution in sensitive situations. Maximizes opportunities and accepts limitations in difficult circumstances.

Professional development of self and others.

STANDARD: Demonstrates professional development of self and others. Promotes and participates in in-services, continuing education, seminars, journal reviews, student instruction, and other educational opportunities. Accepts and provides constructive feedback.
EXCEED STANDARDS: Seeks/presents additional opportunities for learning such as: independently organizing in-services, organizing an in-house continuing education seminar and/or organizing a journal club meeting. Is involved with community/national professional organizations. Consistently demonstrates initiative in professional development.

QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE
Required - None
Preferred - Previous experience in an acute care, outpatient, or rehab hospital.

EDUCATION/LICENSURE
Required - Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy.
Valid Virginia Physical Therapist license or evidence that licensure will be obtained within 90 days of hire though a traineeship and board exam.
BLS certification within 90 days of employment.
Preferred - Advanced training in a specialty area related to specific patient populations.

At HCA, we believe our success is dependent on a Healthy Work Environment where caregivers, staff, administrators, physicians and volunteers are at the core of a patients-first culture. At the heart of everything we do is applying the same compassion and commitment we have for our patients to our co-workers and colleagues. We work hard to create a place where employees feel empowered to provide the best care possible and experience a rewarding career.

Our commitment to a Healthy Work Environment includes a focus on five key areas - Culture, Leadership, Voice, Compensation/Rewards and Staffing. We know if we do well in each of these areas, our employees will be able to provide the safest, highest-quality and most compassionate service to our patients.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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