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Penn Medicine Princeton Health is seeking a part time Physical Therapist to join the PMPH PM&R Pelvic Wellness department.
• The physical therapist provides physical therapy services in accordance with the New Jersey Practice Act and the Bylaws of Princeton Healthcare System, standards of accreditation and State regulatory bodies, and Code of Ethics of the A.P.T.A. The physical therapy practice involves examination, evaluation, treatment and instruction of individuals for the prevention, habilitation or rehabilitation of physical disability, functional deficit, and or pain. Such practice includes but is not limited to the following areas: acute care, orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, pediatrics, cardiopulmonary, home health, ob-gyn, and oncology. It may also involve administration, education and research. Physical therapy is responsible for participation in staff education activities and providing consultation for facility personnel. They must communicate and document the communication with other disciplines and service to provide continuity and coordination of patient care.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs a patient examination in a technically competent manner. Performs skilled services. Uses sound judgment and follows established standards of practice independently.
2. Evaluates clinical findings to determine rehab diagnosis and outcomes of care; Designs a plan of care that integrates the goals, treatment, outcomes and discharge plan. Performs interventions in a competent manner assessing the response to care. Adapts delivery of care to reflect respect and sensitivity to individual differences; Performs reassessments as necessary. Assesses needs for other services.
3. Documents care given within the designated time frames in the EMR and hands off problems and resolutions to the case manager and the team.
4. Incorporates an understanding of economic factors in the delivery of services and maintains compliance with productivity standards of the department as specified in the staffing plan.
5. Demonstrates competency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet patients’ physical, psychological, and social needs. Competent in age specific knowledge and skills. Understands age-related growth and development levels.
6. Supports customer service and performance improvement goals of the department; collaborates with other caregivers/ staff, within and outside the department to develop means of enhancing patient care and services.
7. Implements a self-directed plan for professional development and lifelong learning.
8. Keeps abreast of changes in policies and procedures. Uses support personnel according to ethical and legal guidelines. Maintains confidentiality as per standards. Professionally represents the PHCS during interactions with suppliers, committee, new employees, and students.
9. Plans and implements in-service and continuing educational activities to meet identified learning needs and performance improvement initiatives. Participating in staff
• Bachelor’s Degree: – Required
• Master’s Degree: – Preferred
• Graduation from a physical therapy program accredited by the A.P.T.A. or its equivalent if educated outside the U.S., indicates that the individual possesses the appropriate educational requirements.
Related Work Experience
• Outpatient experience preferred
• Can additional experience substitute for education? If “yes”, specify type of experience (i.e. supervisory or nonsupervisory, etc) and identify how many years of additional experience:
• Yes: pelvic floor experience
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
• The physical therapist must be licensed by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy in accordance with the Physical Therapy Practice Act of 1983.
• Current CPR certification
SPECIALIZED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
• Competency with assessment and treatment of patients with Physical Therapy needs and special programs such as the Center for Pelvic Wellness.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, customer service focus
• Must be competent to work independently in an unsupervised environment
• Basic computer skills to document in the EMR
• Weekend and Holidays on rotation basis
• Evening Hours as needed by programs
• Therapists working with special population such as Center for Pelvic Wellness will need additional competency training, Like Pelvic Floor 1 course, as established.
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