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Physical Therapist

 
Northland PACE – Minot

Full Time -   : 08/31/2019

Apply on line at www.northlandpace.com or email cover letter and resume to Amanda Erickson at aerickson@northlandhealth.com.

Job Summary: Provides and supervises participant physical therapy treatment, acting as a consultant.

 

Primary Responsibilities: The Physical Therapist’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Evaluates the participant’s physical condition and functional status, establishes a plan of care setting realistic goals and appropriate treatment plan to administer physical therapy interventions.
  • Gives education and instruction in treatment and follow-through to the participant, the participant’s family, and possible attendant, in the Day Center and/or at home as needed.
  • Gives general instruction on principles of physical therapy to other staff members as needed; in-service training for other team members.
  • Works in close cooperation with the Enrollment Coordinator and other staff members.
  • Records initial and final evaluations in the participant’s medical record; makes detailed progress notes; schedules participants for further treatment.
  • Re-evaluates needs for physical therapy, at least annually and as needed.
  • Develops and monitors programs to encourage wellness that meet ongoing needs of participants
  • Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth by keeping abreast of current Physical Therapy evidence based practice and research, especially in the field of geriatrics, by attending professional conferences and in-services.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and staff meetings.
  • Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.
  • Participates in the Quality Assessment Process Improvement Program, Ethics Committee, Utilization review Committee and others as deemed appropriate.

Employment Specifications:

Education:

BS degree in Physical Therapy.

Experience:

At least one year’s experience with a frail or elderly population

Number and type of employees supervised:

5-7 Personal Care Attendants.

Licensure, registry or certification required:

Current ND Physical Therapy License.

 

 

 

Special Training:

Must be able to work effectively in a team environment. Must be able to communicate effectively. Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to adapt to change in a positive/professional manner. Must meet standardized competencies for standards of medical care and established for position. Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases. Must have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to see, hear, and verbally communicate. Must be able to move about freely and possess manual dexterity and visual acuity. Must have a current driver license and vehicle. May be required to use personal vehicle for business purposes.

Working Conditions:

Primarily inside, well-lit, climate controlled environment. Potential exposure to infectious disease and environmental hazards. Occasional home and hospital visits.