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Physical Therapist - Acute Therapies

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Physical Therapist - Acute Therapies for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 174360

 

Looking to be a part of a dynamic Therapy team?  St Joseph Medical Center is seeking an energetic Physical Therapist!

Join our experienced rehab team including PT, OT, SLP.  Work closely with nursing, care management, hospitalists and surgeons to help patients recover from acute illness, injury, and/or surgery.  PTs focus on assessment and treatment of mobility, transfers, lower extremity function, gait training, balance, endurance, home safety.  PTs are active in early mobilization of the acutely ill patient. 

Participate in care rounds and work closely with the treatment team to coordinate discharge planning and therapy recommendations. 

Close against the Canadian border, Bellingham, WA combines the appeal of small-town life with easy access to two of the Northwest’s most exciting cities — Seattle (90 miles south) and Vancouver, B.C. (60 miles north). Life in Bellingham means access to the mountains and the sea providing a plethora of outdoor activities as well as a variety of cultural offerings                                   

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the evaluation of patients, determining plan-of-care and goals of treatment, participating in treatment of patients within the scope of Physical Therapy. Provides oversight to therapy assistants and students in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served; provides supervision to therapy aides and volunteers. Works as part of a patient care team toward the best outcomes for the patient.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, and observation and team members. 

2. Completes patient treatment according to plan of care and modifies plan to meet patient needs, and updates plan as appropriate. 

3. Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.

4. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients.  May act as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.

5. Mentors and provides oversight to new caregivers, physical therapist assistants, and therapy aides. Provides clinical instruction and training to students.

6. Recommends and participates in development of new services and programs, quality improvement and monitoring activities.

7. Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional activities.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate from a Physical Therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education required.

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Physical Therapist license from the State Physical Therapy Licensing Board required.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
     

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to assess patient’s condition and exercise independent judgment to implement life-sustaining action

 

ST JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires active physical exertion 34% to 65% of the time.  
  • Ability to lift objects weighing over 80 lbs.            
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.  Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.  
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).           
  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.

 

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About PeaceHealth

 

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

 

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Rehab Therapies 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $36.26, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Physical Therapist - Washington

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

 

Posting Notes: Bellingham || Rehab Therapies || Physical Therapy || Full Time || REHABILITATION SVCS


Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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