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Physical Therapist (Inpatient Adult)

Company: UAMS Medical Center
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Physical Therapist (Inpatient Adult) provides and ensures quality patient care adhering to UAMS, Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy (ASBPT), and Joint Commission standards of care. The PT demonstrates knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maintain highest professional standards in the provision of services. Performs examinations, evaluations, establishes plans of care including goals and recommendations for discharge, coordinates/communicates with medical team, provides daily treatment to promote functional independence, and modifies treatment programs/plans of care based on patient response. -The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. -We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans. - -The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. - For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. - UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance. - -UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and familyHoliday, Vacation and Sick LeaveEducation discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMSBasic Life Insurance up to $50,000Career Training and Educational OpportunitiesMerchant DiscountsConcierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacySalary offered commensurate with experience

Conducts examination and completes evaluation with individualized plan of care for each patient. - Consults with medical practitioners, patient, and appropriate others. Conducts daily treatments, which may consist of gait training, transfer training, functional mobility, balance training, endurance training, strength training, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and patient and family education. Monitors patient's physiological status during sessions and adjust interventions based on patient response. - Evaluates patient progress and modifies treatment plans as necessary. Ensures care is consistent with standards and regulatory requirements while maintaining departmental productivity standards. Prepares appropriate patient documentation and charging per department, HIPAA and Joint Commission standards where applicable. - Effectively collaborates and communicates with colleagues, interdisciplinary teams, leadership, and other stakeholders. Collaborates with the physical therapist assistant providing therapy services to patients under the PT's plan of care. Communicates care appropriately through documentation in the medical record. Reports variances in care/systems/processes through the appropriate means.Participates in meetings, continuing education, protocol reviews, manual reviews. Participates in unit/department based organizational activities/committees. Demonstrates commitment to development and growth. Provides education regarding physical therapy by serving as a clinical instructor, mentor for clinical observer, and by providing inservices to other disciplines when requested. - Evaluates personal performance based on professional practice standards. Uses constructive feedback from peers and supervisors to improve practice and performance. Maintains clinical competencies and compliance to specific to area of practice/responsibility. Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and other departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assist internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service. -Other Duties As Assigned

Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy if graduated prior to 2002 ORMaster's degree in Physical Therapy if graduated prior to 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -ORDoctorate degree in Physical TherapyLicensed as a Physical Therapist by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy or eligible for licensure.Once hired, must be fitted for, capable of donning & performing routine tasks in PPE to include N95 mask, PAPR, or CAPR. -Preferred Qualifications:Doctorate in Physical TherapyExperience as a PT in NICUCurrent AHA BLS (must obtain certification within 30 days of starting in this position)This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. - A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. - The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. - -UAMS is an -Affirmative Action -and -Equal Opportunity Employer -of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. - If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). -

Physical Requirements:
Stand: FrequentlySit: OccasionallyWalk: FrequentlyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: OccasionallyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 100+ lbsUse hands to touch, handle, or feel: ContinuouslyTalk: ContinuouslyHear: ContinuouslyTaste or smell: NeverRead, concentrate, think analytically: ContinuouslyPhysical Environment: Inside Medical Facility EnvironmentNoise Level: ModerateVisual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuityHazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools

Keywords: UAMS Medical Center, Little Rock , Physical Therapist (Inpatient Adult), Healthcare , Little Rock, Arkansas

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