Physical Therapist Outpatient Center in DeLand, FL at Florida Hospital DeLand

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    DeLand, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Rehabilitation Services
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital DeLand

Job Description


Work Hours/Shifts

Full Time Days - Outpatient at Victoria Medical Park

Florida Hospital DeLand

For over 50 years, Florida Hospital DeLand, a full-service, 156-bed acute care hospital located in DeLand, FL, has served the West Volusia area and surrounding communities. Florida Hospital DeLand has grown to include Florida Hospital DeLand Victoria Medical Park, Florida Hospital Digestive Health Center and the Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute. We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations; which includes being awarded their Gold Seal of Approval. Our efforts to strive for excellence has led to being voted “Best Hospital and Best Rehab” by Best of the West — Daytona News Journal and a Top 100 Company for Working Families in Central Florida.
At Florida Hospital DeLand, we believe that better quality of care leads to better quality of life, so we’re committed to providing each of our patients the absolute best medical care in the most cutting-edge facilities possible, all in a caring, compassionate, neighborly environment. Our mission is to offer hope and healing to all of our patients in conjunction with our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ in our community.
What you will be responsible for:
  • Conducts patient assessments.
  • Performs a medical record review on all patients prior to the initial intervention which leads to diagnostic classification or referral to another practitioner.  This examination includes history, systems review and tests and measurements.
  • Performs an evaluation and makes independent clinical judgments based on the data gathered from the examination.
  • Synthesizes all of the findings from the history, systems review, and tests and measurements to establish the diagnosis, prognosis and plan of care.
  • Considers clinical findings, the extent of loss of function, social considerations, overall physical function and health status in determining the complexity of the evaluation process.
  • Considers the severity and complexity of the current impairments and the probability of prolonged impairment, functional limitation, and disability; the living environment; potential discharge destinations; and social support.
  • Determines a physical therapy diagnosis that identifies the impact on function at the level of the movement system and at the level of the whole person
  • Integrates and evaluates the data obtained through the examination to describe the patient’s condition in terms that will guide the physical therapist in determining the primary dysfunctions, prognosis, plan of care and intervention strategies.
  • Reviews medical record including radiology and lab results, to determine medical status and appropriate course of treatment intervention,
  • Measures and monitors vitals for determination of medical stability for treatment
  • Develops a treatment plan for patients
  • Analyzes and integrates  the clinical implications of the severity, complexity and acuity of the conditions, impairments, functional limitations and disabilities
  • Considers multiple factors in determining complexity, frequency and duration of the intervention which may include:  accessibility and availability of resources; adherence to the intervention program; age; anatomical and physiological changes related to growth and development; caregiver consistency or expertise; chronicity or severity of the current condition; cognitive status; comorbidities, complications or secondary impairments; decline in functional independence; prior level of function; living environment; psychosocial and socioeconomic factors; social support and stability of the condition.
  • Determines predicted optimal improvement
  • Specifies interventions to be used
  • Specifies proposed duration and frequency of the interventions
  • Identifies anticipated goals
  • Identifies expected outcomes
  • Selects, applies or modifies skilled intervention to the patient in accordance with state practice act, Insurance guidelines/requirements and accreditation agency requirements
  • Uses various physical therapy procedures and techniques: therapeutic exercise to develop strength and endurance, range of motion and flexibility, therapeutic activity to improve functional performance including bed mobility and transfer training, neuromuscular re-education to improve balance, coordination, kinesthetic sense, posture and proprioception, gait training to instruct in the use and care of orthosis, prosthesis and assistive devices, i.e.  crutches, canes, walkers, utilizing the appropriate weight bearing status and gait pattern on flat surfaces, curbs, ramps, and stairs, wheelchair management to facilitate proper positioning and mobility, modalities including ultrasound, fluid therapy, electrical stimulation, hot/cold packs, mechanical traction, TENS application to reduce pain and promote mobility.
  • Produces changes in the condition that are consistent with the diagnosis and prognosis
  • Assesses patient response to interventions and determine if interventions need to be changed or care discontinued.
  • Demonstrates competency in all procedures within scope of practice, as appropriate to the age of the patient served, and maintains a knowledge of growth and development with an understanding of the range of treatment by diagnosis needed by these patients: Neonate (acute care), Child (Outpatient Rehab), Adolescent (Outpatient Rehab), Adult, Geriatric
  • Documents in accordance with insurance guidelines/requirements and acceptable practice act standards and posts charges accordingly.
  • Documents in medical record, accurately reflecting treatment provided, and utilizing approved   format/abbreviations to allow for continuity of care.
  • Selects appropriate charge for treatment intervention based on CPT code definition.
  • Posts charges accurately via computer to reflect each treatment provided.
  • Communicates relevant patient information.
  • Documents and communicates patient progress, problems encountered that might affect treatment and changes in patient condition to relevant staff and referring physicians.
  • Communicates with Manager/Supervisor and / or physician for direction and clarification when concerns are noted.
  • Communicates with nurse regarding patient's pain, medical status, or other concerns to promote effective treatment outcomes.
  • Communicates patient’s rehabilitation status with other health care professionals to facilitate trans disciplinary continuity of care and appropriate discharge planning.
  • Education, training and in-services: Provided to patients and families for safety awareness, adaptive equipment, home exercise program, and diagnosis specific information, may be provided to health care professionals for body mechanics, mobility training, ergonomics, and information on the role and profession of Physical Therapy, May be provided for clinical instruction and mentoring to internship students.  (Applies only to those with at least one year of experience), may be provided to orient rehabilitation personnel new to the site.
  • Maintains clinical competency
  • Establishes professional goals in collaboration with manager/supervisor annually.
  • Demonstrates compliance with action plan to remediate deficiencies in performance identified by manager/supervisor.
  • Identifies continuing educational opportunities for resolution of knowledge deficits and / or for professional growth.
  • Required to provide clerical / housekeeping duties.
  • Follows department policies for cleaning of therapeutic equipment.
  • Updates and prints daily census (acute care)
  • Listens to answering machine messages and returns calls promptly.
  • May inventory therapeutic equipment on a monthly basis, addressing safety.
  • May inventory therapeutic supplies on a monthly basis, communicating need for additional supplies
  • Required to float to other sites within Florida Hospital-East Region as needed.
  • Required to perform other duties as assigned or needed
  • Outpatient Rehab: Marketing to physicians, physician’s office staff, and within the community
What you will need:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Current Florida Physical Therapy license required.
  • Must retain a valid driver's license and current automobile insurance, as driving between facilities is a requirement of this position.
  • American Heart Association BLS
  • Computer skills required 

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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