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Physical Therapist - Inpatient (Per Diem, Days)

UW Medical Center

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Location: University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake, 1959, Northeast Pacific Street, Montlake, University District, Seattle, King County, Washington, 98195, USA Posted: Mar 22, 2024

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Req #: 228916 Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER-MONTLAKE - REHAB THERAPIES Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake Posting Date: 03/21/2024 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: $45.62 - $67.23 per hour Other Compensation: Union Position: Yes Shift: First Shift Benefits: WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU?
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  • UW Medical Center-Montlake – Rehabilitation Therapies has an outstanding opportunity for a PHYSICAL THERAPIST - INPATIENT.
    - Per Diem
    - Day Shift
    This individual will be responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy evaluation and intervention to patients with complex medical diagnosis and/or difficult social situations (multi system impairments and or multiple co-morbidities) referred by a licensed provider.
    UW Medicine Rehabilitation - Our multidisciplinary team is centered around compassion and innovation. We work closely with many types of specialists to give each patient the best possible path to recovery. Our passion and dedication to our purpose has allowed us to be recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top rehabilitation programs in the nation. Become part of our team and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community!
  • Administers treatments and physical agents as determined by the evaluation in an effort to restore function and prevent further disability following injury, disease or physical disability
  • Partners with, patients their families and/or caregivers to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities
  • Documents appropriately and accurately with regard to content and timeliness
  • Coordinates delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (PTA, Medical Assistant, PT Aide, etc.)
  • Instructs other team members in patient-specific therapy techniques related to physical therapy
  • Provides ongoing mentorship to new physical therapy employees and current employees who may be rotating into their area of practice for the first time, or haven’t been their in a long time
  • Provide advice to more novice clinicians about all aspects of physical therapy practice as needed
  • Promotes and environment of advanced clinical reasoning and teaching in all aspects of their practice
  • Participate in annual evidence base case study
  • Able to reflect on clinical practice and identify areas of needed personal professional development and pursues knowledge base to address this
  • Incorporates new learning into their daily practice as well as educate the staff on this newly gained information in a way that is applicable to our practice environment
  • Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in Quality
  • Improvement activities including outcome data
  • Identifies areas of system improvements, patient safety concerns, or needed program development and takes the initiative to address these concerns by correcting the problem if easily resolved or brings a plan of action to the supervisor or manager for consultation and budgetary approval
  • Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines
  • Makes suggestion for improvement of operations that positively effect the bottom line
  • Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis
  • Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs
  • Provides leadership to the department in regards to professionalism and creating an environment that is stimulating and fosters innovation and continued learning
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school of physical therapy, or completion of a Physical Therapy program and one year relevant experience.
  • Equivalent education/experience.
    - Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist.
    UW Medical Center is an acute care academic medical center located in Seattle with two campuses: Montlake and Northwest. As the No. 1 hospital in Seattle and Washington State since 2012 (U.S. News & World Report) and nationally ranked in seven specialties, UW Medical Center prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances.
    The UW Medical Center-Montlake campus is located on the edge of the beautiful UW campus which includes many amenities available to our staff as well as very convenient public transit options including the Sound Transit’s light rail station across the street.
    Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team. Join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.
    UW Medicine is Washington’s only health system that includes a top-rated medical school and an internationally recognized research center. UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.
    All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. Nearly 29,000 healthcare professionals, researchers, and educators work in the UW Medicine family of organizations that includes: Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Medicine Primary Care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
    Become part of our team. Join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected] .

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

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