Physical Therapist, Ortho, 1.0 FTE
Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: May 4, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from an American Physical
Therapy Association (APTA) approved curriculum in Physical
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:
No experience required.
1 year of experience in a related field.License and
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
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)
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably
anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other
potentially infectious materials.
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
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
Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs
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
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
Keywords: Gundersen Health System, La Crosse , Physical Therapist, Ortho, 1.0 FTE, Healthcare , La Crosse, Wisconsin
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