Physical Therapist -Outpatient

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

Job Description


Position Summary:

  • Evaluates patients and applies physical modalities and exercise to patients in compliance with the Washington State Physical Therapy Practice Act.
Essential Functions:
  • Essential Functions:
    • Performs therapeutic activities and evaluations.
    • Develops a plan of treatment that includes specific exercises and modalities and change these as condition warrants.
    • Records daily progress notes on outpatients after each treatment.
    • Follows SOAP or other format which includes evaluation, re-evaluation, discharge goals, and plan of treatment for the patient.
    • Consult with referring health care providers regarding patient treatment and program implementation.
    • Participates in:
      • Staff programs and meetings.
      • Continuing education programs in and out of the facility.
      • Inter and intra-departmental education.
      • Periodic peer review.
      • Quality Improvement Programs.
    • Reports any malfunction in dept procedure, equipment and service or problems with staff/patients.
    • Instructing Physical Therapist Assistants, Aides and Volunteers in portions of treatments and/or transportation which can be designated to them.
    • Assists the Physical Therapy Department Head in:
      • Periodic evaluation and updating of Departmental policies and procedures.
      • Maintaining standards of patient care.
      • Developing policies that relate to other professional health personnel.
      • Developing goals and objectives for PT department.
      • Developing annual budget.
      • Developing programs and methods by which PT can expand and grow within this facility and the community.
      • Ordering department equipment.
      • Orienting Rehab and hospital personnel and visiting students to physical therapy treatment and procedures.
      • Maintaining department records (i.e., billing time cards, patient charting, etc).
    • The physical therapist is responsible to the Therapy Supervisor.
    • The physical therapist supervises PT assistants, PT aides, and volunteers.
    • Exhibits interpersonal skills that promote a positive functioning department.
      • Communicates effectively with peers, health team members, community, management and physicians.
      • 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.
      • Adapts to changes in a positive, professional manner.
      • Cooperates well with staff, physicians and other departments.
      • Maintains positive working relationships.
      • Assists others whenever possible.
      • Follows through on problems that may compromise patient care by using the appropriate chain of command.
    • Maintain a safe and sanitary work environment.
      • Maintains a clean, neat, and safe environment for patients and staff according to dept policies.
      • Insures that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner.
      • Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and policy and procedure manuals.
      • Follows appropriate procedure for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies.
    • Actively participates in unit based Quality Assurance program.
      • Demonstrates an ongoing awareness of, and participation in the dept QA program.
      • Alert to potential QA problems, and actively participates in solving such problems.
      • Responds with improved performance to results obtained from Q.A. monitors.
      • 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.
  • Required:
    • Acquired degree from accredited Physical Therapy Program.
    • Licensed in the State of Washington
    • Demonstrates ability to apply up to date therapy skills and techniques.
    • Strict adherence to professional code of ethics.
Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system with two hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in 11 communities across north central Washington State. Our 270 physicians and 130 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with excellent schools and cultural and art activities for the entire family.