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Physical Therapist Sr

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Saint Clair Shores
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General Summary:

The Senior Staff Physical Therapist works closely with the Supervisor to mentor therapist to achieve clinical excellence. Assists the supervisor in the clinical management of the Physical and Occupational Therapy Team, the Sr. Staff Physical Therapist (PT) monitors staff performance, environment of care, staff education, the quality of therapy services, and financial expectations. Additionally, from a patient care perspective, the senior physical therapist is responsible for examining, evaluating and developing a treatment plan for patients with functional limitations and disabilities. PT's provide consultation to healthcare providers regarding a patient's continuum of care. The individual in this position is required to appropriately interact with all patients regardless of age or culture and to adhere to the Beaumont customer service standards.

Essential Duties:

  • Direct patient care: Provides a Physical Therapy evaluation, incorporating Patient treatment: evaluates, interprets findings; develops treatment and discharge plans; implements treatment, re-evaluates, educates patients and significant others; meets productivity
  • Documents: evaluation results, treatment and discharge plans and daily treatment according to all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and professional standards of documentation; submits charges for services provided.
  • Maintains verbal, written and electronic communication and collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team, referral sources, physicians, and 3rd party payors.
  • Assists the Supervisor to monitor staff competence, clinical performance, organize in-services, and support staff education to mentor, monitor and improve clinical competency.
  • Monitors treatment cost and financial support as they relate to quality and efficiency. Monitors productivity on a continuous basis. Assists with PI projects
  • Assists the supervisor with hiring, orienting, delegating and organizing the work of staff and provide feedback on performance appraisals
  • Directly monitors and supports the clinic's technical aide coverage and activities
  • Participates in leadership functions: community outreach, CQI, marketing, cost containment, program development, PTA/AT/aide/student supervision; teaches staff, physicians and others.
  • Professional development: Attends staff meetings; maintains and improves competence through self-study, attending in-services and continuing education programs. Clinical education to students.
  • Evaluate, consult and implement an appropriate treatment plan for each patient. Accurately documents treatments and charges for self and assigned support staff.
  • Serve as a resource of information and treatment skill for less knowledgeable staff, provide student supervision.
  • Manage staff and department resources wisely. Supervise assigned support staff.
  • Collaborate with intra and interdisciplinary team members regarding patient care. Collaborates with patient, family, significant other in treatment and in discharge planning.
  • Provide documentation to the physicians regarding the patient initially, at discharge, and at appropriate intervals. Discusses changes to the prescribed program with the physician before initiation.
  • PT maintains good standing with the licensure/regulatory board and all applicable laws/rules/regulations.

Standard Qualifications:

  • Education / Training: Baccalaureate Degree in Physical Therapy required. Masters or Doctorate Degree preferred.
  • Work Experience: Written or verbal communication skills required. Word processing and computer skills required. It is preferred that pediatric therapists have NDT certification and competency in serial casting.
  • Certification, Licensure, Registration: Michigan State License in Physical Therapy required. Preferred BLS certification. Member of APTA preferred. Special certification in specialty preferred
  • Other Qualifications: Competent clinical and evaluation skills are required. Ability to demonstrate Beaumont customer service standards; excellent verbal and written communication; ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment; knowledge of clinical pathology, evaluation and treatment techniques for assigned population. Must be able to demonstrate basic computer proficiency for EMR documentation. Working knowledge of MS word, Excel. Business skills, good interpersonal skills, team player. Clinical teaching experience. Rehab: NDT certification or NCS Board Certification preferred.

Neurotrauma Rehab: This program specializes in the treatment of traumatic brain and spinal cord injured patients. Requires collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, good communication skills is essential.

Peds Rehab: SI and/or NDT or PCS Board certification or experience preferred. Ability to interact effectively with pediatric patients and their families is essential. Requires high degree of organizational skills. Expected to meet deadlines and budgetary expectation. Highly efficient- demonstrated by meeting and exceeding the productivity expectation of the clinic. Exhibits competent clinical skills. Fulltime staff preferred. Behavioral attributes include attention to detail ability to communicate effectively; demonstrates customer focus. Exhibit decision-making /problem solving skills flexibility ability to plan/prioritize and set goals. Manage relationship among employees and demonstrates leadership in team building. Clinically effectively within a team. Delegates effectively and monitors performance of others.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Saint Clair Shores , Physical Therapist Sr, Other , Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

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