Nov 23, 2020

Physical Therapist - Wisteria Place

  • Ensign Therapy
  • Abilene, TX, USA

Job Description

Wisteria Place is a spacious and beautiful campus housing Assisted Living, Independent Living and Skilled Inpatient Rehab facilities in Abilene. We currently seek a Physical Therapist to join our great in-house therapy team for weekend coverage. Wisteria Place is the place of choice for families needing excellent care for their loved ones. We see a diverse patient population with a large percentage of our patients returning to home. We are proud of our Memory Unit, our commitment to Ensign culture, and our commitment to excellence in all areas of the services we provide to our patients and residents, their families and the Abilene community. In return for your passion and clinical expertise, we will offer you a stable in-house therapy program where you will be respected and valued as a clinician, a highly competitive salary and many opportunities for professiional growth.   Wisteria Place receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Ensign culture has come to life in these facility teams and is evident in the ownership, passion, and celebration found in their departments every day. In addition, Ensign culture has fostered an environment where therapists have an unprecedented level of freedom to create and implement the programs that will best serve their patients and communities.   Duties: Screen and/or evaluate patients within 48 hours of physician referral Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician Treat patients according to the physician treatment plan Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities, following state practice acts and adherence to facility Supervision Policy and Procedure Matrix Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans Participate in Patient Care Conferences, Utilization Review meetings and Rehabilitation Conferences Participate in in service training program for other staff in the facility Document all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintains patient records according to company policy Record treatment changes daily per policy and procedure Instruct patient's families or nursing staff in maintenance programs Participate in discharge planning Coordinates necessary durable medical equipment for patients to facilitate safety and independence in mobility; i.e., braces, walkers, canes, elevated toilet seats and grab bars Report any problems with department equipment so that it is maintained in good working order Act as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant Schools Comply with the Physical Therapy Practice Act in the state and the facility’s policy and procedures   Requirements: Although prior therapy experience is preferred, we place a high value on intelligence, drive and willingness to learn and grow, making this an excellent opportunity for an exceptional new graduate who is willing to work hard and make him or herself an indispensable member of our team. The right individual will be committed to providing the superior service levels that our patients and residents need and expect.   Experience/Qualifications: Licensed Physical Therapist    Desired Skills:  Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process  Superior interpersonal communication skills  Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide  Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice  Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity  Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence  Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.