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Company: University of New Mexico
Location: Edgewood
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Sign-on Bonus and Relocation Reimbursement available! Receive 17% weekday nights, 26% weekend nights, or 15% weekend day shift differentials! Dynamic outpatient position at New Mexico's only Level 1 trauma center and the state's only teaching hospital. The successful applicant will provide services at the CMDC with an orthopedic and primary care focus. As a member of the UNMH outpatient team, you will be part of a rehab department composed of highly trained and specialty certified P.T.s. Educational opportunities abound. Many of our therapists also teach in the UNM Physical Therapy and/or Occupational Therapy educational programs. -We also support a strong student internship program. New graduates welcome. Department: Rehabilitation Outpatient 1025
FTE: 0.75
Full Time
Shift: Days
Position Summary:
Organize and deliver medically-prescribed physical therapy to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of a body part. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities:
* THERAPY - Evaluate patient to determine treatment goals; outline delivery of therapy according to assessed needs; plan therapy program involving physical means to include exercise, massage, heat, sound, water, light, and electricity
* EVALUATION - Apply methodology for evaluation of functional ability
* CONSULTATION - Consult with medical staff on patient care
* EDUCATION - Educate patient in use of specialized equipment, posture control, and therapeutic procedures
* INSTRUCTION - Instruct caregivers on prescribed physical therapy regimen; instruct patients and caregivers on home and personal safety in various environments
* THERAPY - Adapt therapy techniques to meet patient needs
* TRAINING - Conduct training for medical, nursing and ancillary personnel in therapy techniques and objectives; provide clinical direction through mentoring, planning and implementing staff in-service training
* SUPERVISION - Supervise and instruct Physical Therapy students and volunteers as delegated; delegate patient treatment responsibilities to ancillary staff as appropriate
* DOCUMENTATION - Document all patient care activities; process patient billing
* MODIFICATIONS - Assess home environment for modifications; make recommendations on modifications needed to maximize daily living activities
* SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT - Order supplies and equipment
* INSURANCE - Complete insurance documentation as required
* CUSTOMER RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospitals employees
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

* Bachelor's Degree
Education specialization:
* Related Discipline

Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
1 year directly related experience
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* NM Physical Therapist License or Temporary License

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions:
* Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals/dangerous equip/materials
Department: Clinical Care

Keywords: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque , PHYSICAL THERAPIST OUTPATIENT, Healthcare , Edgewood, New Mexico

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