Provides discipline specific patient examination, evaluation, intervention, documentation, parent/caregiver education, communication and coordination of care with medical/clinical staff and outside agencies as appropriate within the discipline specific scope of practice and the guidelines designated by the department and the Delaware Valley policies and procedures. Actively participates in departmental education activities in order to expand knowledge of patient populations and evidence-based practice.
This position is per diem.
Must be eligible for Delaware licensure
Must hold a primary license (DE) license will be required for all clinical positions
Clinical staff may be required to obtain additional licensure in a neighboring state
BLS certification Basic Life Support (within 6 months of date of hire) and must be maintained for duration of employment (American Heart Association).
Member of professional specialty organizations (APTA, State PT Assoc.) preferred.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults.
Able to provide physical therapy services to a variety of patient types with recognition of his/her own limitations while seeking appropriate mentorship as needed.
Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy #7980.3.3, Joint Commission, and CARF standards.
Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member.
Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to recommend durable medical equipment, home/school modifications and transitional therapy program prior to discharge from therapy.
Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
Completes all mandatory training which may include, but is not limited to safety, infection control, corporate compliance, HIPAA, bioterrorism, CPR and program specific respiratory training.
Participates in triage and coverage planning as necessary to meet patient care and departmental needs.
Team Work: Participates in conflict identification and resolution. Works cooperatively on multidisciplinary, single discipline, program specific and specialty teams. Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.
Professional Development: Level I and II : Independently seeks to expand clinical knowledge and evidenced based practice through literature reviews, inservices, courses and mentorships. Level III and IV: Reviews new clinical tools, reviews discipline specific competencies and provides input on new treatment intervention strategies to ensure evidenced-based and current practices. Generates and disseminates clinical evidence-based knowledge within specialty area on a national and regional level. Prepares and submits abstracts for poster, platform and leads programming for national and regional conferences related to specialty area. Serves on professional association committees. Leads and attends physical therapy meetings as scheduled.
Possesses clinical and technical skills as outlined in clinical competencies
Demonstrates commitment to the 10 Nemours Standards of Behavior
Consistently uses the AIDET Service Excellence Model to exhibit customer service and service recovery skills to person served and other stakeholders
Works with team; extends him/herself to team; makes work environment comfortable for colleagues
Thinks pro-actively; schedules time efficiently; works independently
Builds and fosters professional relationships
Stays current on technological aspects of position
Willingness to accept change
Takes direction; accepts feedback, makes suggestions
Makes timely decisions and asks questions as appropriate for patient safety, departmental systems flow, etc.
Must have the ability to work well with others.
Regular attendance is required.
Good communications skills are required, both written and verbal.
ABOUT US As one of the nation's premier pediatric health care systems, we've made a promise to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. It's a promise that extends beyond our nationally recognized clinical treatment to an entire integrated spectrum of research, advocacy, education, and prevention. Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to, leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive environment. All Nemours Associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families. To learn more about Nemours and our commitment to treat every child as if they were our own, visit us at www.nemours.org . ABOUT THE TEAM
At Nemours, we've developed a large, expansive network of rehabilitation professionals (including physical, occupational and speech therapists, audiologists and rehabilitation engineers) who work to help children and teens move through all phases of recovery - from acute injury and developmental needs to wellness programming.
We use an integrated approach to care, starting with our strong partnerships with Nemours' primary care and physician specialists.
The Therapeutic & Rehabilitative Services department offers:
inpatient services - acute care and comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation