As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
Haborview Medical Center's Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program (CORP) has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary/hourly, day shift, PHYSICAL THERAPIST 2. This is an outpatient PT position working with primarily, a neurologically involved patient population in a comprehensive team setting. In addition to outpatients with acute rehab needs following stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, CORP also works closely with the Amputee Clinic and is a part of the outpatient team for amputee rehab.
Under general supervision, this individual will assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe physical therapy care. This position is designed to meet the needs of patients on acute and intensive care units. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The PT2 will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations. This PT will also collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge, and implement treatment programs, which include the use of physical agents, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and functional training.
Demonstrates working knowledge of the disease process, precautions, typical medical treatment and diagnostic procedures, functional, abilities, complications and implications of long term deficits related to primary diagnoses treated in service area
Provides skilled, timely and effective patient care
Follows protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service
Plans treatment programs with the patient and treatment team
Documents intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems, including assessment, measurable criteria, goals method of treatment, home programs and adapting plan according to patient’s response to intervention
Participates in team rounds and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention
Provide home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention
Knowledge of other treatment team member’s roles with intervention and effective methods to collaborate in patient’s treatment
Coordinate patient care programs with treatment team to facilitate and enhance functional outcomes
Follows billing and reimbursement procedures
Complies with agency and division standards, protocols procedures
Participates in discipline and workgroup meetings
Participates in Quality Assurance as it relates to patient care
Articulates and integrates safety policies and procedures into daily practice
REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized school of physical therapy, or completion of a Physical Therapy program OR Equivalent education/experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Current Washington State Physical Therapist license with the Department of Health.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Possess physical ability to move patients and equipment.
DESIRED: Prior experience in an acute care hospital setting desired
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.