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Physical Therapist Full Time Days at Holy Cross Hospital

  • Job ID 2005035762
  • Date posted 10/20/2020
  • Facility Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital


Holy Cross is committed to continuing our excellent care of its patients and the surrounding community. Holy Cross offers strong compensation, a sign-on bonus, or a potential quarterly bonus plan.

The physical Therapist provides Physical Therapy services to patients/clients, including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation, and communication. The Physical Therapist III has mastered technical and organizational PT skills and has developed a comprehensive knowledge base. The PT-III is self-directed, flexible, and innovative in providing patient care. Operates from a deep understanding of real situations to resolve complex issues and work collaboratively with other healthcare providers to support the patient and family achieve goals. The PT-III actively and positively influences the team, fosters critical and creative thinking in others, and may form mentoring relationships. Expert therapists serve as change agents by utilizing evidence-based practice and therapies-related research. Serve as a "champion" or lead for a specific project or service area.

Perform a skilled evaluation through impairment testing with the interpretation of the findings that relate to functional deficits. Problem identification is the Therapist's clinical judgment about the client's response to actual or potential health conditions or needs.
Develop treatment plans relevant to clinical findings that provide individualized treatment for the patient's level of care and length of stay related to established goals.
Reassess the patient's functional needs and adjust the care plan as indicated, including status change documentation.
The Therapist will demonstrate knowledge and provide assessment and physical treatments such as relates to Sensory, Strength /Tone, Range of Motion, Balance / Coordination, Functional Mobility, Bed Mobility, Gait & Transfers, Motor Control / Learning, Joint / Soft tissue mobilizations, and Body systems (i.e., musculoskeletal, nervous, integumentary, and cardiovascular).
Provide physical therapy modalities such as Iontophoresis, Ultrasound, Electric Stimulation / Interferential, TENS, Hot/Cold Packs, Ice Massage, Traction, Laser, Pulsed Lavage, Negative Pressure Therapy, infrared, and Compression.
Demonstrate and instruct patient/caregiver on body mechanics.
Identify contraindications for the patient. Follow precautions for WB, Cardiac, Contact, spinal precautions, and precautions with total joint replacements.
Demonstrate knowledge of inpatient lab values, diagnostic tests, medications, FIM scale /PAI scoring, and its impact if indicated.
Maintain skills required to use and care for equipment such as Pulse Oximeter, Blood Pressure Cuff / Pulse, Exercise Equipment, sliding boards, crutches, canes, walkers, Wheelchairs (including CADILLAC), Patient Beds (Versacare, Total Care, SizeWise) (IP only), Tilt Table, Floor Lift, Lite Gait, and Standing Frame.
Counsel patient and family regarding treatments and modalities and home programs.
Actively participate in interdisciplinary team processes, including collaboration with physicians, vendors, other disciplines, inclusive of discharge planning.
Guide the practice of support staff to achieve patient and departmental goals.
Serve as a preceptor/mentor for students and staff, as appropriate.
Participate in performance improvement teams/activities and quality improvement measures within the department and hospital.
Act as a resource to promote physical therapy within Carondelet.
Serve as a "champion" or lead for a specific project or service area.
Bonus based on eligibility



Required: Graduation from an accredited school of Physical Therapy. Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.
Preferred Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Required: Valid, current license (AZ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners)

Required: CPR-BLS

Required: 3 years of experience as a licensed Physical Therapist working in the field of Physical Therapy
Preferred: Prior patient exposure in the area of practice

Required: Verbal and written communication skills
Clinical skills that reflect variable exp.

Preferred: Pediatric and neonatal competence

Required: Advanced knowledge of Physical Therapy theory
and practice.

Required: Basic computer skills
Preferred: Microsoft Office programs

Required: Must be able to work flexible hours, holidays, and weekends. Must be able to transport self to various work sites. When using your vehicle must have a valid Arizona drivers' license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standard for the state of Arizona.
Preferred: Bilingual English / Spanish

Job: Physical Therapy
Primary Location: Nogales, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

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