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

Job Description

Position Summary:

Evaluates patients and applies physical modalities and exercise in compliance with the Washington State Physical Therapy Practice Act.

Essential Functions:

1. Performs therapeutic activities and evaluations.

2. Develops a plan of treatment that includes specific exercises and modalities and change these as condition warrants.

3. Records daily progress notes on outpatients after each treatment.

4. Follows SOAP or other format which includes evaluation, re-evaluation, discharge goals, and plan of treatment for the patient.

5. Consult with referring health care providers regarding patient treatment and program implementation.

6. Participates in:

a. Staff programs and meetings.

b. Continuing education programs in and out of the facility.

c. Inter and intra-departmental education.

d. Periodic peer review.

e. Quality Improvement Programs.

7. Reports any malfunction in dept procedure, equipment and service or problems with staff/patients.

8. Instructing Physical Therapist Assistants, Aides and Volunteers in portions of treatments and/or transportation which can be designated to them.

9. Assists the Physical Therapy Department Head in:

a. Periodic evaluation and updating of Departmental policies and procedures.

b. Maintaining standards of patient care.

c. Developing policies that relate to other professional health personnel.

d. Developing goals and objectives for PT department.

e. Developing annual budget.

f. Developing programs and methods by which PT can expand and grow within this facility and the community.

g. Ordering department equipment.

h. Orienting Rehab and hospital personnel and visiting students to physical therapy treatment and procedures.

i. Maintaining department records (i.e., billing time cards, patient charting, etc).

10. The physical therapist is responsible to the Therapy Supervisor.

11. The physical therapist supervises PT assistants, PT aides, and volunteers.

12. Exhibits interpersonal skills that promote a positive functioning department.

a. Communicates effectively with peers, health team members, community, management and physicians.

b. Interacts effectively with patient’s families and/or significant others. Always greets patients in a courteous and respectful manner; responds to patients with empathy and positive interpersonal skills. Consistently handles requests in a positive manner.

c. Adapts to changes in a positive, professional manner.

d. Cooperates well with staff, physicians and other departments.

e. Maintains positive working relationships.

f. Assists others whenever possible.

g. Follows through on problems that may compromise patient care by using the appropriate chain of command.

13. Maintain a safe and sanitary work environment.

a. Maintains a clean, neat, and safe environment for patients and staff according to dept policies.

b. Insures that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner.

c. Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and policy and procedure manuals.

d. Follows appropriate procedure for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies.

14. Actively participates in unit based Quality Assurance program.

a. Demonstrates an ongoing awareness of, and participation in the dept QA program.

b. Alert to potential QA problems, and actively participates in solving such problems.

c. Responds with improved performance to results obtained from Q.A. monitors.

d. Assists in developing, reviewing and revising policies and procedures, standards of care, and standard of practice for department.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Acquired degree from accredited Physical Therapy Program.

  • Candidates must have a Physical Therapist License(PT) or a Physical Therapist Interim Permit(PU) through the Washington State Department of Health.

  • Demonstrates ability to apply up to date therapy skills and techniques.

  • BS degree from a school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the AMA.

  • Strict adherence to professional code of ethics.

Desired:

  • Not Specified.

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.

Apply