Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist - Inpatient Therapy - Medical Center (8a - 5p)

 
Position: Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist - Inpatient Therapy - Medical Center (8a - 5p)

Job ID: 144243

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PHYSICAL THERAPY INPATIENT

Talent Area: Therapist

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Days

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Physical Therapy (PT) Clinical Specialist—someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position you’ll plan, evaluate, organize and implement Physical Therapy treatment programs in a developmentally and age appropriate manner for patients ages 0-adulthood.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Completes patient evaluations and reassessments in accordance with hospital and department guidelines
  • Develops an individualized plan of care based upon evaluation/reassessment findings according to hospital and departmental guidelines
  • Monitors patient response to treatment intervention
  • Provides clinical support to assigned outpatient clinic or specialty program
  • Provides instruction/education to patients and families/care givers
  • Documents information in patient medical record and billing
  • Participates in staff and student development
  • Works with departmental staff and other health care professionals by volunteering regularly to help others when time allows


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Current Texas state license to practice physical therapy
  • Relevant experience acquired in one of two ways:
  • Two (2) years pediatric, women’s health, orthopedics, or sports medicine clinical experience
  • One (1) year pediatric, women’s health, orthopedics, or sports medicine residency
  • Knowledge and understanding rehabilitative care of patients with acute and chronic conditions, and knowledge of development from the ages of neonate to adulthood. 
  • Successful demonstration of fundamental competencies of the professional competencies
  • Clinical advancement candidate must have been rated as "exceptional" or "consistently exceptional’ on the previous performance appraisal. 
  • Must be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with hospital, administrative and departmental personnel, patients and parents with ability to honor confidentiality; able to independently treat patients by developing and following the established therapy plan of care; demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; utilize basic office equipment such as fax, copier and PC.


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