Acute Care Physical Therapist

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Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
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Columbus, OH
recency icon Posted 09-10-2023

Job Description


75% of time - Clinical PracticeEach rehabilitation team member provides services according to: the laws of the State of Ohio governing licensed professionals; standards of practice, scope of practice, clinical guidelines, and codes of ethics published by respective national professional associations; and OSUMC policies and procedures governing the work of licensed clinical professionals. All staff must meet standards established by the Rehab. Division as part of the OSUMC performance appraisal system (P-3) Core competencies include customer service, teamwork, job knowledge/skills, and resource management. These core areas are integral to successful clinical practice.Clinical Practice consists of patient/family orientation, evaluations, assessments, observations, treatment procedures, training, interventions, educational sessions, and counseling conducted as part of a team approach or as a single documentation of care and communication about patient care among team members are integral components of clinical practice.*Both evaluation and treatment sessions may be conducted in individual sessions with one or more practitioners (e.g., co-treatment), in groups of patients with similar or diverse skill levels, or within groupings of patients who focus on individual goals but participate in care within general treatment areas. Site of care may be the patient care unit, designated team or skill-classified treatment areas (daily living skills, mobility, or therapeutic exercise areas), other locations within the medical center, or in the community.*Professionals use a wide variety of approaches to evaluation and treatment, consistent with the individual needs of persons served, their families, and caregivers. Approaches include: "salient factors" - those key issues that must be addressed to achieve the established discharge plan; use of clinical pathways, algorithms, and clinical guidelines; use of specific protocols to address component functions or skills established within the Rehabilitation Plan of Care (as applicable to venue of care). Each practitioner within the patient care team is responsible for assuring a 24-hour rehabilitation environment by establishing continuity of care among all shifts of team members throughout the day.*Education/training and support sessions are as important as sessions that focus on physical or other specified skills.*Clinical practice for licensed professionals also includes the supervision of assistants (PTA, COTA), rehabilitation aides, student medical assistants as assigned.Scope of work of assistants and aides is specified in their job descriptions, consistent with the laws of the State of Ohio and guidelines established by national professional associations.*Documentation requirements and format vary, according to policies and procedures established by the venue of care (acute-care, inpatient, outpatient).15% of time - Team ActivitiesTeam Activities are those that support care of the persons served, including scheduling, daily care planning sessions, structure rounds with physician and nursing staff on the patient care units, patient care conferences, family conferences, internal continuing education sessions, team and divisional business meetings. Team members also participate in clinical quality and outcomes management addition, team members may have opportunities to participate in medical center committee activities.Specific requirements and schedules for team activities are established by management personnel in cooperation with team members.10% of time - Professional Discipline ActivitiesIt is particularly important in an interdisciplinary environment that rehabilitation team members maintain formal links with members of their own profession, having opportunities to pursue discipline-specific continuing education, teach students and other professionals about aspects of practice, participate in research activities, and interact with members of their profession within and outside the medical center.MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSDoctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from an accredited school or equivalent combination of education or experience. Currently licensed in the state of Ohio as a Physical Therapist. 0 years of relevant experience required. 0-2 years of relevant experience preferred.All team members will establish specific goals and activities which relate to their professional discipline, including in-service education and periodic discipline-specific professional business meetings/conferences both within and outside the medical center. Some members of the rehabilitation team may have indirect, but specific ties to a central department of the medical center, if applicable.