Physical Therapist Acute - #197920

Northern Arizona Healthcare

Date: 04/09/2021 02:03 AM

City: Flagstaff, Arizona

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


The practice of Physical Therapy shall include assessment, treatment, planning, implementing, education, communication and demonstration of leadership to address the needs of patients and their families as well as to foster a positive working relationship among professionals and ancillary staff. This person may be caring for infants, children, adolescents and/or senior patients and will have the knowledge and skills to care for the physical and developmental needs of these populations. The Physical Therapist will practice within defined standards of care and direct the practice of support staff in order to achieve the patient's functional and discharge goals. S/he is expected to communicate effectively with other professional and support staff in order to promote a positive, problem-solving environment.


Care Management* Participates in patient care conferences with other related health services, patient, and family to review patient's progress and evaluate goals.

  • Develops appropriate plan of care that include goals and home instructions in conjunction with other team members, patient and family.
  • Delegates selected treatment to supportive personnel with assumption of responsibility for care of patient and continuing supervision of supportive personnel.

Documentation* Plans specific measures to meet assessed learning needs and documents in patient record.

  • Recognizes and addresses patient, family, and appropriate others in the learning needs of the individual.
  • Presents information clearly and in a manner appropriate to the level of patient and family understanding.
  • Implements the treatment plan and evaluates and records the patient responses to the treatment sessions.
  • Participates in the development of individual discharge plans that are responsive to patient/family concerns.
  • Able to revise/update plan based on assessment.
  • Completes documentation per department policy.

Education* Acts as a resource person to peers within the rehabilitation department, fielding questions, mentoring, or providing educational opportunities.

  • Acts as a liaison/partners with other educational institutions/groups/organizations to enhance professional development.

Patient Care* Evaluates the patient by performing chart review, interpreting tests and measurements appropriate to discipline and patient diagnosis.

  • Performs treatments and patient care activities in a timely manner following appropriate protocols and guidelines.

Compliance/Safety* Responsible for reporting any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety-related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.

  • Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employee's area of responsibility.
  • If required for the position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.
  • Completes all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame.
  • Completes charges in a timely manner and according to proper procedures.
  • Meets productivity goals according to departmental standards.
  • Responds to new orders promptly in compliance with department policy.
  • Adheres to regulatory and organizational standards affecting patient care and safety as well as all hospital and departmental.
  • Attend 75% of monthly department meetings; responsible for 100% of department meeting content including reviewing minutes, asking questions as needed, and reviewing handouts.



Bachelor's degree- RequiredMaster's degree- Preferred

Certification and Licensure

Current license in the state of Arizona- RequiredBLS (American Heart Association) certification within 3 months of hire- RequiredCertification specific to profession- Preferred


One to three years supervisory experience- RequiredClinical documentation experience- RequiredHealthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs.

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