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Physical Therapist, Ortho, 1.0 FTE

Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you're looking for a job to love, apply today.Schedule Weekly Hours:40This position will primarily work in the Ortho dept.Job Description:The Physical Therapist in their clinical role examines, evaluates and assesses individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health related conditions that limit their ability to move or function with activities of daily living. The Physical Therapist develops a plan of care and provides treatment techniques and interventions to improve mobility, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. The Physical Therapist provides physical therapy services and elements of patient/client care management leading to optimal outcomes according to the relevant state Physical Therapy Practice Standards. The Physical Therapist works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in a team in the areas of education and consultation regarding patient needs in accordance with the vision and mission of Gundersen Health System.Major Responsibilities:
1. Works with patients and families to examine, evaluate, diagnose, prognose, and intervene to insure optimal outcomes. Also consults and educates the patient and other care-givers as needed.
2. The physical therapist works with the referring provider and other clinical staff in providing optimal care of the patient through appropriate timely methods of communication including, but not limited to, complete and accurate patient chart notes and face-to-face consultations.
3. Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professions, communicates value of physical therapy services.
4. Responsible for completing documentation according to established departmental standards to enhance effective patient care and proper reimbursement.
5. The physical therapist works with assistive staff in providing optimal care for the patient through supervised delegation of appropriate patient care duties as allowed by state and federal law.
6. Meets standards of practice according to federal, state, and professional association guidelines. Maintains and achieves proficiency in departmental competencies.
7. Teaches and counsels individuals, families, groups, and community.
8. The physical therapist works with other interested parties in education, research and quality improvement of services.
9. Participates in departmental and multidisciplinary review of process, treatment, or systems issues for quality improvement initiatives.
10. Pursues relevant educational opportunities to maintain or enhance professional knowledge and meet departmental needs.
11. The physical therapist, to the best of her/his capabilities and talents, works with other Gundersen Health System personnel in fulfilling the mission and vision statements of the organization.
12. Will be involved in coordinating and overseeing physical therapy student education.
13. Will be involved in Physical Therapist orientation to various sites and/or programs.
14. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Education and Learning:
REQUIRED
Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) approved curriculum in Physical Therapy

DESIRED
Master's degree in Physical Therapy
or a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Advanced training in a specialized area of Physical Therapy. Completed a Physical Therapy residency program.Work Experience:
REQUIRED
No experience required.

DESIRED
1 year of experience in a related field.License and Certifications:
REQUIRED
Physical Therapist (PT) licensed in the state(s) of practice
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes

DESIRED
Board certification in one of eight specialty areas of physical therapy: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health through the American Physical Therapy Association - American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (APTA-ABPTS)Board Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA-BOC)Age Specific Population Served:
Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)

OSHA Category:
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:
Subject to outside environmental conditions.
Subject to hazards.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
Required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
Subject to atmospheric conditions.Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Static Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Above Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25
Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25
Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50
Carrying - Long Carry (> 50 feet) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50
Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 25-50
Push/Pull (Static Force) Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs 25-50indregI f you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact HR-Recruitment@gundersenhealth.org or call 608-775-0267Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Gundersen Health System, La Crosse , Physical Therapist, Ortho, 1.0 FTE, Healthcare , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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