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Physical Therapist (Full-Time, Days, Pelvic Health)

UW Medical Center

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Location: University of Washington Medical Center - Northwest, Burke Avenue North, Licton Springs, Haller Lake, Seattle, King County, Washington, 98133, USA Posted: Apr 05, 2024

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Req #: 232310 Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER - NW - OUTPATIENT THERAPIES Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest Posting Date: 04/03/2024 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: $46.47 - $67.56 per hour Other Compensation: Union Position: Yes Limited Recruitment: Open to Department employees only
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  • UW Medical Center-Northwest – OUTPATIENT THERAPIES has an outstanding opportunity for a PHYSICAL THERAPIST - PELVIC HEALTH.
    - Full-Time
    - Day Shift
    This role provides pelvic rehabilitation services to a variety of patients, including perimenopausal mothers, athletes, patients with incontinence, and patients experiencing pelvic health complications. The Physical Therapist will serve as the pelvic health subject matter expert on our team and will work closely with our providers to support patients with pelvic health needs. When needed, the Physical Therapist will also provide general musculoskeletal rehabilitation services.
    Plans and Evaluates Care:
    - Provides initial evaluation and determination of appropriate pelvic rehabilitation needs
    - Makes appropriate referrals to other health care providers
    - Reviews physician’s referral and patient’s medical record, reviews diagnosis, and determines therapy treatment required
    - Evaluates and monitors patient’s progression and makes appropriate adjustments to treatment plan to achieve maximum benefit
    Provides, Progresses, and Documents Care:
    - Performs and documents an initial exam and evaluates data and diagnosis to identify problems.
    - Administers position and exercises, massage, and other treatments to relieve pain, increase flexibility and strength, and decrease patient’s disability
    - Follows established procedures and observes all safety precautions in the application and the use of heat, cold, light, water, sound, message, mobilization, and electrical stimulation
    - Meets departmental standards for quality, customer service, and productivity
    - Records patient’s treatment, progress, and response in patient’s chart/computer record.
    - Completes charging methodology (Epic) to reflect time spent with patients seen each day
    Provides for Continuing Care:
    - Trains patients in exercises, ambulation, and activities of daily living
    - When appropriate, establishes a home program to encourage patient involvement and independence
    - Trains patient and family members in home treatment procedures
    - Discharges patient from therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained; provides for appropriate follow-up care or referrals
    Communication and Collaboration:
    - Confers with patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement, and assess the treatment program
    - Observes and reports patient’s responses to the referring medical practitioner
    - Attends appropriate conferences or meetings pertaining to assigned patient
    Training and Leadership:
    - Trains and orients new employees and volunteers
    - Supervises and trains assigned students and evaluates their performance in accordance with APTA guidelines
    - Develops and presents in-service education classes
    - Assists with organizational planning, and actively participates in the development and implementation of new programs, departmental performance improvement projects, community awareness programs, and projects that ensure the department remains compliant with all regulatory requirements
    Equipment and Supplies:
    - Evaluates and cares for braces, prosthesis, other active assistive devices and durable medical equipment
    - Complies with procedures for maintenance of departmental supplies and equipment
    - Assists in acquisition of durable medical equipment
    A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school of physical therapy, or completion of a Physical Therapy program and one year relevant experience.
    OR equivalent education and/or experience
    - Current Washington State license to practice as a Physical Therapist.
    - Demonstrated experience in pelvic health rehabilitation, pelvic floor rehabilitation, or pelvic girdle rehabilitation
    UW Medical Center is an acute care hospital 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 six specialties, UW Medical Center prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances.
    The UW Medical Center–Northwest campus offers emergency and inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, and therapeutic care. It is located in north Seattle on a beautiful, easy-to-access 44-acre campus that includes the neighboring Northwest Outpatient Medical Center and Specialty Care Meridian Pavilion.
    Teamwork. Community. Opportunity. 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 .

    Open to Department employees only If you are a UW employee and would like to be considered for this position, please login to your UW employee profile to apply.

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