Starting in 1909 as a 26-bed facility in the Roanoke Valley, LewisGale has been dedicated to caring for and preserving life for more than a century. 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.
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.
Provides appropriate treatment to meet the needs of the patient.
STANDARD: Designs a treatment plan focusing on return to function. Demonstrates efficiency and proficiency in utilizing standard treatment methods. Prepares patient for discharge to include equipment needs, resources and patient education. Exhibits a level of efficiency in completing patient treatments that reflects good time management skills and experience.
EXCEED STANDARDS: Consistently demonstrates creative and innovative treatment techniques.
Maintains clinical and departmental records.
STANDARD: Maintain clinical and departmental records as indicated by accreditation bodies and hospital administration. Prepares chart documentation in accordance with department standards. Documentation is timely, complete, professional and concise. Assists in QM and trains staff when changes are necessary.
EXCEED STANDARDS: Offers suggestions/input on how to modify forms. Identifies ways to utilize information (data) to support needs of team/department. Department meets benchmarks for QM monitors monthly.
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. Includes daily, weekly, and monthy communication with staff by both formal and informal means.
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.
Serves as a clinical resource consultant.
STANDARD: Is available and approachable for suggestions and advice. Initiates and offers clinical input. Provides constructive feedback. Demonstrates effective teaching techniques when instructing staff.
EXCEED STANDARDS: Works one on one with another staff member requesting mentoring to assure clinical competency in that specialty area. Coordinates and participates in educational seminar or workshop in area of specialty.
Required - Minimum of three years clinical experience. Attendance in post graduate continuing education.
Preferred - Experience in leadership positions within a therapy setting
Required - PT/PTA - Graduate of an APTA approved school of physical therapy. OT/COTA - Graduate of an AOTA approved school of occupational therapy.
ST - Graduate of Masters level accredited Speech Pathology curriculum. Must have CCC or be CCC eligible.
PT/PTA -Current physical therapy licensure by Commonwealth of Virginia or eligible for licensure. CPR certification
OT/COTA - Certification by the board of medicine for the Commonwealth of Virginia or eligible for certification. Registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. CPR certification
ST - Current Commonwealth of Virginia Licensure to practice speech pathology issued by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Completion of the National Registration examination. CPR certification or within 6 months of employment.
Preferred - Two years of clinical experience
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