Physical Therapist, Acute Care Rehab - Duke Raleigh Hospital - PRN (Weekends & Holidays Req)
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobsOcc Summary
Provide physical therapy services to patients /clients who haveimpairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or c hanges inphysical function and health status resulting from injury, dise ase, orother causes; provide prevention and wellness services, including screenings and health promotion. The senior serves as a resource personf orthe team and the department: participates in orientation of newstaff t herapists, physicians and other health personnel. The seniorparticipates in teaching activities for physical therapy and otherhealth related stu dents. The physical therapist works withinpracticeguidelines as defined by North Carolina state law.
Duties an dResponsibilities of this Level: See Departmental criteriafor each duty listed, and Departmental criteria for clinical ladder.Physical Therapist Demonstrate & articulate sound clinical reasoning in synthesizingcomplex evaluation data identifying diagnosis and developing acomprehensive plan of care.Develop and update appropriate plan of care in collaborationwi th thepatient/family and related to the person’s age and lifestyle with measurable long and short term goals and a defined D/C planUnderstandthe role of physical therapy in the context of the patient’sage, total need s perspective and environmentPerform age appropriate competency skills i n area of practice and withrespect to individual patient’s problems.Foll ow intervention protocols and alter plan of care appropriately.Dischargepatient when goals have been met or medical necessity is nolonger warra nts intervention.Establish provisions for continuing services/followup a s needed.Meet competency skills for evaluations in area of practice.Cons istently meet patient care productivity standard as established forjob c lassification.Work cooperatively with supervisors and peers to contribut e to theoverall productivity of the team.Utilize support personnel (aide s, sr aides, assistants) as appropriateand available.Actively support and participate in patient coverage efforts across alldivisions withinthe department as necessary.Assess the learning needs and capabilitiesof pat ients and caregivers.Initiate patient and family education in a timely m anner relative toage, LOS, readinessto learn, and emotional status.Util ize appropriate methods and materials for effective learning,monitoring response toeducation, and adapting program appropriately.Ensure that pa tient/family understands when and how to access furtherintervention.Pati ent care documentation is timely, legible, and efficient.Documentation i s concise, pertinent and meets the professions anddepartments documentat ion standards.Oral reporting is clear, concise, relevant, and timely.Per form all required data collection forthe department accurately andwithi n expected time frame.Peer review standards are consistently met.Provide clinical education experiences for students as requested bysupervisor a nd established by CCCETake 1-2 students for long term clinical rotation (Therapist of > 1yrexperience).Adjust supervisory techniques for individ ual student’s needs.Provide outreach and learning activities as requeste d which may include:in-services on related topics, generating referrals, interacting withvolunteersor visitors.Participate in data collection for research activities to enhanceclinical outcomes.Perform other related d uties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Sk ills and Abilities
Ability to push-pull, lift-carry, andtransfer patients.
See ClinicalLadder ad ministration document
Bachelor’s degree or certification in physical therapy, with Master’s or Clinical Doctorate in physical therapy preferred.
None beyond required education, although more experience may be preferred at times.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current Physical Therapist license in North Carolina
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