Jun 22, 2021

Physical Therapist I

  • Children's National Hospital
  • District of Columbia, USA

Job Description

Physical Therapist I - (210001G0)

Description

Responsible for providing physical therapy to a wide spectrum of pediatric disabilities. Must be knowledgeable in therapeutic exercise, normal and abnormal development and orthotics/equipment.

Qualifications

Minimum Education -Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy Program

Minimum Work Experience
1 year will accept new graduates (Preferred)

Required Licenses and Certifications
Physical Therapist Must have DC licensure or be a pending applicant for licensure with the DC Board with signed supervised practice form. (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Evaluation

  • Obtain necessary history including previous medical conditions, pertinent family/social information and review of present complaints.

  • Acknowledge evaluation indications and contraindications and utilize correct evaluation methods
  • Select appropriate areas to assess: interpret assessment data accurately; re-assess at appropriate intervals
  • Apply evaluation principles to variety of pediatric disabilities.
  • Adapt methods when necessary based on patient’s condition and environment.

Treatment Planning

  • Apply knowledge of disease/disability in order to develop an appropriate intervention.

  • Identify team’s role and collaborate with others to develop treatment priorities.
  • Plan treatment based on accurate analysis.
  • Establish appropriate long and short term goals.
  • Appropriately plan for and assist team in discharge planning.

Clinical Skills

  • Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with patient and family.

  • Adhere to treatment precautions and contraindications.
  • Create and maximize treatment environment to aid patient’s progress and promote optimal independence.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving skills.
  • Respond appropriately to patient’s responses to treatment.
  • Modify and adapt activities and uses variety of strategies to achieve goals
  • Instruct family and staff on activities to support patient’s treatment program
  • Identifies medical risks, complications and direct family to proper medical management.

Documentation

  • Comply with departmental policies and regulatory standards for inpatient and outpatient documentation.

  • Accurately documents all aspects of patient care.

Administrative

  • Complete BEARTIME requests, patient billing and scheduling accurately and on time.

  • Maintain all job requirements and competencies on time.
  • Complete all assignments and provides appropriate departmental /operational input as requested.

Safety

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Professional Growth

  • Actively participates in case conferences, patients rounds, in-services and staff meetings.

  • Share information with others within framework of cooperation and teamwork.
  • Participate and enhance physical therapy role in multidisciplinary specialty clinics and programs; enhance professional growth and development and act in accordance with ethical principles stated by APTA and other regulatory boards.
  • Assume clinical instructor role for student program.


Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


Teamwork/Communication

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions


Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment


Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things


Safety

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

:
Sheikh Zayed Campus
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington 20010

Job

: Allied Health

Organization

: Ctr Neuroscience & Behav Med
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Day

Job Posting

: Jul 8, 2021, 3:37:07 PM