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Physical Therapist

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Saint Clair Shores
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

This position is for a large fast paced OP clinic in St. Clair Shores. The primary caseload is Orthopedics. Looking for dynamic flexible Physical Therapist interested is being part of a collaborative team.

Physical therapists (PTs) are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care and patient education. The staff physical therapist is an independent health care professional who is responsible to evaluate referred patients, establish patient specific goals and develop and execute treatment plans promoting patient participation. The staff physical therapist utilizes a full range of treatment interventions and modalities to promote each patient's ability to move, reduce pain, restore the highest possible functional level and prevent disability. The staff physical therapist also participates in performance improvement and educational activities that promote the growth and development of the department and profession.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

A. Education / Training:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy required. Masters or Doctorate Degree preferred.

B. 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.

C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:

  • Michigan State License in Physical Therapy required. Preferred BLS certification.


  1. Provide initial evaluations and re-evaluations of the patient's physical ability and any underlying impairments that affect the patient's function and quality of life consistent with physician referral or direct access.

  2. Perform evaluations consisting of a review of the patient's medical, surgical and social history and test results. Interpretation of appropriate functional tests and measurements which may include: range of motion, joint mobility, muscle strength, flexibility, sensory/perceptual deficits, coordination, functional mobility, pain scales, and social needs is included. Objective tests can be complex and may need to be adapted because of multiple physical disabilities or other medical comorbidities.

  3. Create customized plans of care that coordinate therapist and patient and family directed goals to obtain achievable outcomes for prevention, intervention and sustainable wellness over the patient's lifespan.

  4. Implement and progress evidence-based therapy interventions consistent with established and modified goals and plans of care according to the patient's response to treatment. Utilizes and supervises physical therapist assistant and technical aide support as appropriate.

  5. Develop and coordinate an integrated discharge plan that includes recommendations specific to the patient's needs with other healthcare providers.

  6. Consulting with peers regarding patient care is appropriate and supported. Formal or informal mentoring is required of more experienced and specialty therapists.

  7. Maintains educational requirements by providing and attending in-services and staff meetings on a regular basis. Other educational responsibilities include assistance with orientation of new therapy staff, functioning as a Clinical Instructor with students and serving as a mentor or Friend-at-Work to other clinicians.

  8. Assesses patient's educational needs, addresses any patient barriers to understanding or learning and involves the patient, family and/or caregiver in the entire therapy experience per the patient's preference. In addition, collaborates and communicates with other healthcare team members to promote optimal benefit from therapy and quality care.

  9. Performs medically necessary documentation consisting of initial evaluations, re-evaluations, daily notes, plans of care with associated certification dates, physician letters, insurance authorizations and discharge notes which provide evidence of skilled care according to professional, departmental and payor standards.

  10. Fulfills administrative duties associated with patient care including
  • scheduling assistance
  • follow through with patient attendance
  • compliance with accurate and timely charging practices
  • assurance of appropriate referral and diagnostic coding
  • utilization of only the medically necessary services and number of visits
  • compliance with insurance authorizations and tracking of insurance limitations
  • participation in peer reviews
  • performance and process improvement projects
  • program development
  • community events
  • any other related activities
  1. Promotes the financial success of Beaumont Health. Meets department productivity metric expectations.

  2. Compliance with work schedule expectations based on site location needs and hours of operation as required for patient care. This may involve working at other sites depending on patient volume, or other factors. Inpatient work schedule requirements are based on a seven day per week operation which includes availability for weekend and holiday rotations.

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

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