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You can earn a $64,000 annual salary as a Pediatric Physical Therapist for NCH Healthcare System. This position is located in Naples, FL.
- Minimum of Master's Degree in Physical Therapy.
- Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the State of Florida.
- Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification from American Heart Association required.
- Performs initial therapy evaluations and re-evaluations utilizing evaluation techniques appropriate to patient age, culture, and admitting diagnosis to obtain a comprehensive view of the patient's functional skills, and impairments during the first 60 minutes of assessment time.
- Makes an accurate assessment of patients' strengths, weaknesses and pain.
- Develops a well-defined plan of care and goals which include patient input and awareness of patient's educational and cultural needs.
- Is able to select, monitor, and modify appropriate equipment, procedure, and diagnostic testing methods.
- Makes accurate clinical impressions when one or more physical impairments or diagnoses exist simultaneously.
- Therapeutic goals are consistently measurable, objective, and reflective of the plan, and are modified and updated appropriately and timely.
- Has developed skills or is actively pursuing the development of skills in specialty areas (aquatics, lymphedema, manual therapy, Mckenzie, neurologic - NDT, orthopedic, sports, wound, vestibular, sensory integration, FCEs, etc.) or in areas other than of primary responsibility assignment.
- Demonstrates the skill, professional judgment and knowledge base to provide effective treatment to patients of different age groups and cultures.
- Consistently incorporates knowledge of growth and development issues into the assessment of patients' needs.
- Provides treatment services appropriate to the patient's age group, culture and disability.
- Is aware of resources available for different age groups and make appropriate referrals.
- Demonstrates competency in all basic Clinical procedures and equipment for all common disorders.
- Has developed new skills or is actively pursuing the development of new skills in specialty areas, or in areas beyond the primary assignment.
- Follows ethical practices utilizing guidelines established by the Florida Board of Examiners and the NCH HealthCare System.
- Delegates patient care to team members within their scope of practice.
- Provide formal and informal guidance, support, and teaching to internal and external customers.
- Verbally communicates, to pertinent members of a patients healthcare team, to provide objective information about the patients deficits or impairments in a professional and timely manner.
- Identifies educational needs in the NCH HealthCare System and attempts to meet those needs using formal and informal education strategies.
- When covering for inpatients, post all precautions to educate nursing staff and other staff members to the limitations, needs and precautions.
- Consistently maintains timely, complete, and accurate written documentation as defined in policies and procedures.
- Is able to locate information in the medical record.
- Is able to perform a complete chart audit.
- Medical record entries are legible.
- Reports/completes all patient care information needed when a team member will be following up with a patient for treatment.
- Takes ownership for the clinical environment.
- Takes responsibility for keeping a neat, organized, and clean therapeutic environment.
- Keeps track of therapy and evaluation materials. Keeps materials organized and in good condition.
- Monitors supply and ensures items are re-supplied when necessary.
- Orders new material to meet the needs of the patient population of primary responsibility.
- Ensure appropriate and needed material and supplies are easily located and available to covering the therapist.
- Accurately schedules and re-schedules patients, if applicable.
- Takes ownership for all tasks related to scheduling and billing.
- Consistently follows policies and procedures for ensuring patient schedules are up to date, correct and patients are informed of scheduling practices.
- Communicates patient requested schedule changes to appropriate staff/community.
- Turn in accurate, timely billing information and ensures patients are re-authorized per insurance requirement with adequate documentation of the same and completes timely follow up phone calls when patients are no show. Completes FIMs accurately and time if applicable.
- Meets CEU requirements to maintain licensure and specialty certifications.
- Attends course or complete self-study to stay current with issues related to the primary population served.
- Stays current with AIDS education and Medical Errors education, state laws.
- Recognizes knowledge deficits and independently researches to meet the need of patients with uncommon presentations.