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Physical Therapist Full Time Days

Job ID: 2205013527-5 Date posted: 07/11/2022 Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
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Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.

GENERAL DUTIES:

  • Support and assist the development of the Rehabilitation Program area(s) assigned and for the provision of physical therapy services. Rehabilitation Services at Desert Regional Medical Center may include the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational therapy to patients on Acute units, Acute Rehab, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and in the Out-Patient Program.
  • These programs provide services to include wound care, orthopedic, medical, medical-surgical, and neuro-rehab. Physical therapy services will be provided to infants, children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population as indicated by qualified therapists.
  • The therapist will be involved in multidisciplinary case conferences and discharge planning for patients of all ages treated at Desert Regional Medical Center.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Evaluate and implement plan of treatment under the supervision of the Physician to ensure timely provision of Physical Therapy services. Responsible for cost efficiency and quality of rehab services provided.
  • Demonstrated competence through direct observation during assessment, treatment and care of patients as evidenced by the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs as it relates to age-specific criteria, knowledge of growth and development, and the understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients, as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
  • Attend 1 outside seminar, which may include healthcare related college curriculum. Provide 1 educational in service to peers per Seminar attended. (CEU or College Credit).
  • Document accurately, clearly, legibly, timely (the day and time of treatment) within the scope of practice. This will include evaluations, progress notes, reports and calls to Physicians, prescription updates, checking for authorization approvals prior to treatment and accurate charges, completing all necessary chart information to ensure accurate information for care and reimbursement. Therapists will attend and participate in care plan, daily, weekly and, discharge planning meetings and rounds as required on the unit served.
  • Consistently completes all necessary and required documentation as it pertains to TJC guidelines.
  • Independent peer review of random patient charts to ensure/document adherence to scope of practice in regards to documentation. (Forms to be submitted monthly to Rehab Manager/Director) Demonstrates consistent active clinical supervisory role to PTA/COTA/Aides as required. Collaborates with peers and subordinates in a professional manner.
  • Meet productivity standard for primary cost center.
  • Proactively assists in other rehab departments (those not your primary cost center) to ensure overall decrease in overtime/registry usage.
  • Give at least two in services on issues pertaining to rehabilitation to improve the clinical strength of the department and impact program development.
  • Provide two or more in services in regards to pertinent patient related information to expand knowledge base of staff and enhance/expand department programs.
  • Promote quality patient care by monitoring and implementing change through the Performance Improvement Program.
  • Actively participates in more than 1 hospital-wide interdepartmental program. (i.e. Hospital-wide competencies and orientations,
  • development of educational handouts).


Qualifications:

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • California Physical Therapy license
  • Documentation of eligibility for valid California Physical Therapy license
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Required

Preferred:

  • Experienced in the supervision of PTA’s and Rehab Aides
  • 1 Year experience as a licensed Physical Therapist

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Job: Physical Therapy
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days

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