Physical Therapist - PT/OT Arringdon/Float Pool - PRN
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 232147
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Provide physical therapy services to patie nts/clients who haveimpairments, functional limitations, disabilities, o r changes inphysical function and health status resulting from injury, d isease, orother causes; provide prevention and wellness services, includ ingscreenings and health promotion. The senior serves as a resource pers onforthe team and the department: participates in orientation of newstaf f therapists, physicians and other health personnel. The seniorparticipa tesin teaching activities for physical therapy and otherhealth related s tudents. The physical therapist works within practiceguidelines as defin edby North Carolina state law.
Duties andResponsibilities of this Level: See Departmental criteriafor each du tylisted, and Departmental criteria for clinical ladder.Physical Therapi stDemonstrate & articulate sound clinical reasoning in synthesizingcompl ex evaluation data identifying diagnosis and developing acomprehensivep lan of care.Develop and update appropriate plan of care in collaboration with thepatient/family and related to the person's age and lifestyle wi thmeasurable long and short term goals and a defined D/C planUnderstandt he role of physical therapy in the context of the patient'sage, total ne eds perspective and environmentPerform age appropriate competency skills in area of practice and withrespect to individual patient's problems.Fol low intervention protocols and alter plan of care appropriately.Discharg e patient when goalshave been met or medical necessity is nolonger warra nts intervention.Establish provisions for continuing services/followup a s needed.Meet competency skills for evaluations in area of practice.Cons istently meet patient care productivity standard as established forjob c lassification.Work cooperatively with supervisors and peers to contribut e to theoverall productivity of the team.Utilize support personnel (aide s, sr aides, assistants) as appropriateand available.Actively support an d participate in patient coverage efforts across alldivisions withinthed epartment as necessary.Assess the learning needs and capabilitiesof pati ents and caregivers.Initiate patient and family education in a timely ma nner relative toage, LOS, readiness to learn, and emotional status.Utili ze appropriate methodsand materials for effective learning,monitoringres ponse to education, and adapting program appropriately.Ensure that patie nt/family understands when and how to access furtherintervention.Patient care documentation is timely, legible, and efficient.Documentation is c oncise, pertinent and meets the professions anddepartments documentation standards.Oral reporting is clear, concise, relevant, and timely.Perfor m all required data collection for the department accurately andwithin e xpected time frame.Peer review standards are consistently met.Providecli nical education experiences for students as requested bysupervisor and e stablished by CCCETake 1-2 students for long term clinical rotation(Ther apist of > 1yrexperience).Adjust supervisory techniques for individual s tudent's needs.Provide outreach and learning activities as requested whi chmay include:in-services on related topics, generating referrals,inter acting withvolunteers or visitors.Participate in data collection for res earch activities to enhanceclinical outcomes.Perform other relatedduties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge,Skills a nd Abilities
Ability to push-pull, lift-carry, andtransfer patien ts.
See ClinicalLadderadministr ation document
Bachelor's degree or certification in physical therapy, with Master's or Clinical Doctorate in physical therapy preferred.
None beyond required education, although more experience may be preferred at times.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current Physical Therapist license in North Carolina
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