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Beaumont Health System Physical Therapist in Taylor, Michigan

Physical Therapist Req #: 30109602 Category: Clinical/Allied Health Facility: Beaumont Hospital Taylor Department: Physical Therapy Schedule: Full time Shift: Days Job Details:General Summary:#160; Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, the Physical Therapist plans and administers a treatment program designed to assist patients with various mental and physical disabilities to achieve their highest level of functioning.#160; Treatment consists of exercise, modalities, and massage mobility; training and patient family education.#160; Participates in a multi-disciplinary team concept to monitor patient outcome.Essential Duties*Conducts initial evaluation of patients; review physician referrals and medical records; observes and tests patients; correlates data into an evaluation of the patient's status.*Establishes goals and objectives of treatment; develops a treatment plan for patients using evaluation results, based on goals and on professional judgment and established procedures.*Discusses evaluation and treatment with patients and their families to allay anxiety and elicit cooperation; instructs patients/families in physical therapy treatments to be continued at home.*Implements treatment programs by administering physical therapy treatments (goniometric joint measurement, muscle function, reflex and sensory testing, gait analysis, therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy, etc.); monitors progress, reestablishing patient goals and revising treatment plan as needed; makes recommendations for special equipment or treatments that would enhance the patient's progress.*Documents status and progress of patients, including goals and treatment plan, in the medical record in a timely fashion; confers with medical and nursing staff regarding patient progress; coordinates care with outside agencies (special schools, other hospitals, etc.).*Performs administrative duties associated with patient care, i.e., scheduling, attendance records, charging, studies, projects, etc.* Attends in-services, conferences, and seminars to keep informed of developments in the field of physical therapy and to maintain technical skills.*Responsible for oversight and performance appraisal of physical therapy students as assigned.*Assigns daily work assignment, assesses performance, and identifies training needs of Physical Therapy Technicians and Physical Therapy Assistants.#160; .Standard Qualifications:Education / Training: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy.Work Experience: Requires a successful completion of three month's orientation.Contacts and Communications: Requires strong communication and interpersonal skills in daily communication with patients and their families; ability to communicate patient care effectively with physician and other licensed/non-licensed department and hospital staff.#160; Ability to interact with empathy, tact and understanding with patients and their families.#160; Ability to effectively present complex and technical information to a varied audience.#160; Strong motivational skills to assist patients in following and adhering to plan of care.#160;Analytical Demands: Requires the ability to conduct patient evaluations, interpret results and design effective and creative treatment plans.Computer Skills: Requires basic keyboarding skills and ability to effective interact with hospital and electronic medical records information systems.Certification, Licensure, Registration:#160; Requires a current and unrestricted Physical Therapist License in the State of Michigan.#160; Current AHA BLS CertificationBeaumont Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment w