Physical Therapist - Outpatient Rehab Apex (DRAH) - Full Time
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. #DukeRaleighJobs
Occ Summary Work PerformedKnowle dge, Skills and AbilitiesPerform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.Level CharacteristicsProvide physical therapy serv ices to patients/clients who haveimpairments, functional limitations,dis abilities, or changes in physical function and health statusresulting fr ominjury, disease, or othercauses; provide prevention and wellness servi ces, including screeningsand health promotion. Thesenior serves as a res ource person for the team and the department:participates in orientation ofnew staff therapists, physiciansand other health personnel. The senio rparticipates in teachingactivities for physical therapy and other healt hrelated students. Thephysical therapist works withinpractice guidelines as defined by North Carolina state law.Duties and Responsibilities of th is Level: See Departmental criteriafor each duty listed, andDepartmenta l criteria for clinical ladder. Physical TherapistDemonstrate & arti culate sound clinicalreasoning in synthesizing complex evaluation dataid entifying diagnosis and developing a comprehensive plan of care.Developa nd updateappropriate plan of care in collaboration with the patient/fami ly andrelated tothe person’s age and lifestyle with measurable long and short termgoals and a defined D/C planUnderstand the role of physicalthe rapy in the context of the patient’sage, total needs perspectiveand envi ronmentPerform age appropriate competency skillsin areaof practiceand withrespect to individualpatient’s problems.Follow intervention protocols and alter plan of care appropriately.Discharge patient when goalshave b een met or medical necessity is no longer warrants intervention.Establis h provisions forcontinuing services/follow up as needed.Meet competency skills for evaluations in area ofpractice. Consistently meet patient car eproductivity standard as established for job classification.Work cooper atively with supervisors and peers to contribute to theoverall productiv ity of the team.Utilize support personnel (aides, sr aides, assistants) as appropriateand available.Actively support and participate in patient coverage efforts acrossalldivisions within thedepartment as necessary.As sess the learning needs and capabilities of patients and caregivers.Init iate patient and familyeducation in a timely manner relative to age, LOS , readiness to learn,and emotional status.monitoring response to educati on,Utilize appropriate methods and materials for effective learning,and adapting program appropriately. Ensure that patient/familyunderstands wh en and how toaccess furtherintervention.Patient care documentationis tim ely, legible, and efficient.Documentation is concise, pertinent andmeets the professions and departments documentation standards.Oral reporting is clear, concise, relevant, and timely.within expected time frame.Perfo rm all required data collection for the department accurately andPeer re view standards are consistently met.Provide clinical education experienc es for students as requested bysupervisor and established byCCCETake 1-2 students for long term clinical rotation (Therapist of > 1yrexperience) .Adjust supervisory techniques for individual student’s needs.Provide ou treach and learning activities as requested whichmayinclude: in-service s on relatedtopics, generating referrals, interacting with volunteers or visitors.Participate in data collection forresearch activities toenhanc e clinical outcomes.Ability to push-pull, lift-carry, and transfer patie nts.See Clinical Ladder administration 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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