Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Wenatchee Valley Hospital
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift

Job Description

Position Summary:

  • Under the supervision of the Rehab Director, the Staff Physical Therapist provides professional services in restorative, functional and preventative therapeutic programs. This includes evaluation of all assigned patients, the development of goal orientated treatment plans, administration and implementation of the treatment program, and appropriate discharge planning.
Essential Functions:
    • Conduct thorough chart review and screening for appropriateness of patient for PT evaluation.
    • Perform initial evaluation including history of prior level of function, subjective information, objective tests and measures, assessment (including discharge disposition recommendation in acute setting), and establishment of plan of care and goals for future treatments. Conduct home safety evaluations.
    • Incorporate evidence based clinical decision making to select and utilize appropriate patient interventions in accordance with plan of care, and modify plan of care as appropriate based on patient progress/response to interventions.
    • Identify patient’s adaptive equipment needs, instruct patients and caregivers in safe and correct use of equipment, and collaborate with other disciplines/equipment vendors to ensure patient’s equipment needs are met.
    • Maintain clear documentation records which reflect clinical reasoning for decision making, and use clinical judgment to determine when additional communication beyond standard documentation is required for safe and coordinated patient care.
    • Maintain patient safety, modesty and privacy/confidentiality at all times.
    • Provide education to patients, caregivers and other staff members as appropriate.
    • Provide supervision and guidance as needed to physical therapy assistants and rehabilitation aides.
    • Collaborate and communicate effectively with other team members including physicians, case managers, nurses, and other therapy staff, including participation in discharge planning in inpatient settings.
    • Screen for and make referrals to other disciplines when indicated, including mandatory reporting in cases of suspected abuse/neglect.
    • Meet required licensure and continuing education requirements.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.
  • Required:
    • Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program.
    • Active or Interim WA State Physical Therapist license.
    • Ability to complete BLS training upon hire.
Additional Information

Who We Are: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, to provide comprehensive medical care in North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology--to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. Our Vision: To become the highest value rural healthcare system in the nation that improves health, quality of life, and is a source of pride to those who work here.