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Physical Therapist - Acute Care

Company: Parkland Health & Hospital System
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our passion.


Evaluates plans and implement specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles of physical therapy to facilitate the patient's recovery and return to independence.

- Must have a degree in Physical Therapy from a school accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.

- None.

- Must have current licensure with the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Texas, temporary licensure in Texas, or an active compact license permitting a Physical Therapist to practice in Texas.
- Must have a current Healthcare Provider CPR course completion card prior to hire and/or placement in a job from one of the following:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross Rescuer
  • Military Training Network.

    Skills or Special Abilities
    - Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of physical therapy procedures and techniques.
    - Must communicate effectively orally and written with patients, families, and hospital staff.
    - Must be able to demonstrate problem-solving ability.
    - Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient-valued behaviors.


    1. Evaluates patients thoroughly and define deficits according to rehab principles. Plans, implements, and adapts treatments using various therapy techniques and devices as appropriate to restore, reinforce, and enhance patients' performance. Provides education to patients and family members to facilitate participation and improvement.

    2. Provides timely documentation on patient's status and progress according to established guidelines. Maintains all necessary records and reports ensuring timely entry and accuracy of data.

    3. Maintains a positive working relationship with other staff to ensure coordination and provision of quality patient care. Actively participates in multidisciplinary rounds to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for individual patients, based on patient needs and capabilities.

    4. Provides effective in-service training to staff, students, and/or the general public on therapy techniques and objectives. Provides supervision and instruction to students and aides.

    5. Takes responsibility for own professional growth and development by attending seminars and workshops, reading professional journals, and maintaining current licensure as a therapist and integrates this knowledge into the clinical setting. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the therapy area. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding.

    6. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals and mission of PHHS.

    Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

    Nearest Major Market: Dallas
    Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth
    Job Segment: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Patient Care, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare

Keywords: Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas , Physical Therapist - Acute Care, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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