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Physical Therapist – Iowa

Job Order ID 3210
Country United States
Province/State Iowa

Employment Type Contract
Posted Date 8/5/2019

Brief Description

Executive Alliance is seeking a Physical Therapist for a client in Iowa for a 13-week assignment.

The client is the leading specialist in skilled nursing facility therapy services. They are an innovative, high performing, values-driven organization poised for rapid growth and the team is passionate about transforming healthcare facilities through therapy by focusing on patient-centered care. The client is seeking a Physical Therapist that wants to be a part of the future of healthcare.

Position Summary:
The Physical Therapist participates directly in the evaluation, care plan development and delivery of physical therapy treatment interventions and services, in accordance with state practice guidelines. This position provides direct patient care to primarily adult and geriatric patients.

Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):
Provides screenings and evaluations to determine requirements for skilled physical therapy intervention relative to the patient’s prior level of function. This includes, but is not limited to the following areas: gait and balance, mobility, range of motion, strength, pain, conducting home assessments, discharge planning, development of maintenance programs and other related patient care issues.
Develops and implements treatment plans that focus on functional and measurable outcomes and adheres to professional standards of practice.
Assures that physical therapy intervention is based on physicians’ orders and in accordance with standard practice guidelines.
Provides appropriate supervision for occupational therapist assistants in compliance with licensure, regulatory and company requirements.
Maintains appropriate patient schedules as per established guidelines.
Provides documentation to maintain accuracy and quality of medical records, in order to comply with reimbursement guidelines, and company and facility requirements.
Participates in patient, family and assigned facility meetings as appropriate.
Follows administrative, company and assigned facility processes and policies and procedures.
Coordinates and/or participates in training programs for facility staff, patients, families and rehabilitation staff.
Initiates new program development with a focus on functional outcomes to improve the quality of life of the patients served.
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities.
Establishes and implements restorative nursing programs, as necessary, in conjunction with restorative nursing department efforts to provide appropriate comprehensive care to patients.
Refers residents to appropriate discipline (OT, ST, nursing, etc.) as necessary, to ensure the most appropriate care is provided to the patients.
Participates in marketing and community presentations and projects to promote the success of the company and assigned facility.

Requirement Note

Position Qualifications
Successful completion of an accredited Physical Therapy Program
Valid license or eligible for licensure to practice Physical Therapy in Iowa
High-level communication skills, both verbal and written
Effective leadership and customer relationship skills
Ability to exercise mature judgment with initiative in analyzing and solving problems

Contact Details:
Ruchi Virmani
(813) 973-2200 ext. 3004