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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Physical Therapist III - Outpatient, Douglasville, Full-time in Douglasville, Georgia

Overview

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We’re empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Assists in coordinating and managing the daily activities of the discipline specific staff and students to ensure quality delivery of patient care services.

  • Participates in direct and consultative patient care.

  • Assists with inventory control and identifies the need for purchasing supplies and equipment to ensure the availability of commonly used materials.

  • Identifies department specific needs/equipment for inclusion inbudget(s).

  • Provides input to departmental short and long term goals and objectives.

  • Reviews and revises patient care and treatment procedures and policies on an on-going basis.

  • Communicates policies, procedures and related forms in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines. Assists with staff management and employee performance. Interviews applicants and makes recommendations for hiring staff. Provides on-going performance feedback, addresses problems, orients and trains employees, verifies competency and identifies and suggests ways to develop skills.

  • Participates in performance evaluations.

  • Assists with monitoring and evaluating quality improvement and productivity activities to meet the regulatory and legal standards governing rehabilitation services.

  • Monitors and re-directs activities, as necessary, to maintain acceptable levels of productivity.

  • Resolves complaints, and other issues affecting operations. Participates in program design committees to ensure that the service commitments are in keeping with resource capability, state of the art clinical practices and fiscal efficiency.

  • Performs routine and specialized procedures relating to therapy techniques.

  • Maintains a high level of proficiency in the technical skills required for managing patient care.

  • Communicates regularly with members of the patient care team, the patient, family members and others involved with the patient's care.

  • Responds to and/or appropriately directs consumer problems. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.

  • Attends educational in-services as appropriate.

  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

  • Assists in the maintenance of discipline specific records related to continuing education, personnel, charting, financial operations and quality improvement.

  • Assists with the development of and maintenance of formal training and orientation programs for staff to maintain discipline specific competencies.

  • Serves as a resource to medical staff, students, other allied health professionals and support staff concerning the operations of the specific discipline.

  • Assists in interpreting the applicable policies.

  • Assists with the coordination of student activities.

  • Participates in research activities being conducted within the organization.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from a Physical Therapy School accredited by the American Physical Association (APTA).

  • Licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state of Georgia.

  • Three years of clinical experience.

  • BLS and Healthcare Provider certifications required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Select Rehab JV

Campus Location Douglasville, GA, 30135

Campus Location US-GA-Douglasville

Department RJV Douglasville

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 41244

Job Category Therapy

Schedule 8a-5:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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