Serves as leader of change agent. Performs patient evaluations and administers interventions while hospitalized. Performs related duties such as departmental performance improvement and clinical education, and serves as clinical supervisors to assistant and support personnel. .Participates in the design and implementation of decision making guidelines. Incorporates evidence-based practice in the patient management. Adheres to practice act, regulations and rules, departmental policy and procedure, and documentation and reimbursement rules applicable to acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, or skilled nursing facility. Participates in patient's case management with multidisciplinary team. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients.
2 years as Physical Therapist or graduate of an APTA credentialed PT Residency
Equipment Operated: Competency in Physical Therapy equipment
Special Requirements Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) , Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese preferred, Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)
Other Skills: Analytical, CRT, Medical Terms, Research, P.C., MS Word
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: Previous work experience or internship in acute care, inpatient rehab or skilled nursing setting is preferred.
Internal Number: 142874
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.