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Company: University of Miami Health System
Location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/14/2022
Expire Date: 03/14/2022
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician
The Physical Therapist I provides physical therapy and wellness services to patients and clients who have impairments, functional disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. Moreover, this employee helps patients and clients restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. The Physical Therapist I collaborates with healthcare teams that include physicians, occupational therapists, and psychologists.
Evaluates new patients, establishes goals, and develops appropriate treatment plans. Documents all evaluations, treatments, and other pertinent patient interactions on a daily basis. Educates patients and families regarding medical conditions and provides instructions for home activities. Communicates with physicians and their staff to obtain necessary information and suggests revisions in treatment. Utilizes treatment tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner. Maintains a satisfactory level of productivity and demonstrates willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis or real clinic need. Participates in quality and safety improvement activities. Orients, instructs, and directs work activities for assistants and support personnel. Utilizes appropriate methods and materials for learning programs, monitors effectiveness, and adapts programs accordingly. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Doctoral degree in physical therapy preferred; Masterís and Bachelorís degrees accepted
Certification and Licensing:
Licensure in physical therapy
Experience preferred, but not required