Mercyhealth PHYSICAL THERAPIST 1 in Janesville, Wisconsin

JOB SUMMARY
Evaluates patients and develops a physical therapy treatment plan for patients suffering from injuries, neurological conditions, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore strength, movement, function, relieve pain, and prevent disability by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviews Physician's referral, patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required. Obtains history and subjective components of the evaluation.

  • Tests and measures patient's strength, balance, range of motion, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs. Observes posture, position, and palpates anatomical structures.

  • Plans and prepares written treatment plan based on evaluation of patient data.

  • Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function.

  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities and in use of assistant and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.

  • Administers treatments involving application of physical agents.

  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

  • Performs manual therapy treatments including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization.

  • Administers traction to relieve pain.

  • Records treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer.

  • Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.

  • Evaluates, fits, and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices.

  • Confers with Physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care.

  • Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, technicians, athletic trainers, and students.

  • Plans and conducts lectures and training programs on physical therapy and related topics for medical staff, students, and community groups.

  • Participates in the development of community education or promotional program in the rehabilitation field annually.

  • Assists in the development of new services or programs.

  • Performs thorough and timely electronic documentation.

  • Strengths in care delivery as evidenced by peer review feedback; consistently demonstrates advanced evaluation and treatment techniques.

  • Participates actively in the PI and CQI process.

  • Assists in the orientation and training of new staff members.

  • Participates in cost savings initiatives in the department.

AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric

COMPETENCIES
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.

Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work.

Cost - Conserves organization resources.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.

Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree, Master’s or Doctorate from an accredited Physical Therapy program

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
License to practice Physical Therapy in Wisconsin, Illinois, or both if required. CPR certification

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring) Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check Must be able to follow written and oral instructions

Language Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of PHS, HBO, Epic software and Microsoft Office.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Must be able to rotate to other clinic locations. Must be able to travel to off-site continuing education programs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

INFORMATION ACCESS
Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties.

WORK CONTACT GROUP Patients, families, physicians, and other hospital and clinic personnel.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION Some independent judgment is required, but alternatives are limited by standard practices or procedures.

SUPERVISES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.