Physical Therapist - Adult Outpatient/ED
Eskenazi Health

Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

Division:Eskenazi Health


Req ID:15623

Schedule:Full Time


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

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Job Role Summary

The Emergency DepartmentPhysical Therapist provides a wide range of physical therapy assessments and treatments to patients in the E.D. and the PACU (post-anesthesia care unit) in order to restore function and prevent disability following injury, surgery, or disease. The E.D. Physical Therapist also plays a key role in disposition planning and recommendations. The PT works closely with the E.D. physicians and providers to triage and treat appropriately. The Physical Therapist evaluates patient diagnoses, applies diagnostic and prognostic tests to measure muscle, nerve and joint function, correlates information from the evaluation and develops short-term and long-term goals and plans of care. The E.D. Physical Therapist must demonstrate a strong diagnostic skill set, autonomy, flexibility, and knowledge in a wide variety of diagnoses (orthopedics, neurological, integumentary).

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Evaluation: Higher level assessment & critical thinking skills and is resource for others. Adapts evaluation appropriately based on age and cultural background of patient. Reviews medical history and adjust clinical decisions. Administers appropriate standardized and non-standardized assessments. Develops age appropriate/reasonable plan of care. Sets reasonable/appropriate client-centered goals
Treatment: Demonstrate advanced treatment techniques acquired through continued education and experience. Level II therapists consult on challenging cases. Adapts treatment based on the age and cultural background of patient. Implements appropriate and timely treatment based on the evaluation. Provides client-centered education
Treatments are creative and effective.
Documentation: Accurately and timely documents patient evaluation and treatment per documentation standards. Obtains appropriate signatures
Justifies charges, reflects skilled therapeutic need, functional improvement and progress towards goals
Productivity: Works at or above established productivity level. Serves as an example by taking walk-in patients and floating to other teams. Adjusts schedule according to caseload
Administrative: Completion of ancillary tasks that affect patient care. E-learning and other assigned tasks are completed on time. Authorization requests and insurance requirements are submitted without delaying patient care
Professional Communication/Collaboration: Effective communication and teamwork with peers and other staff. Consults appropriately with physicians and caregivers regarding patient management. Delegates routine aspects of care. Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, family members. Provides meaningful patient education materials and completes available interdisciplinary forms. Attends rounds and care conferences. Responsive when asked to assist
Performance Improvement: Embraces opportunities and ways of improving services, patient care and/or productivity by impacting cost, outcomes and/or patient satisfaction. Participates in committees and activities and takes an active role in improving processes for the hospital and department. Promotes change and assists coworkers to transition in a changing work environment
Student Education: Provides higher level observations/experiences for additional students. Effectively and efficiently manages the student's learning experience. Adequately orients student. Assures student compliance with Policies & Procedures and HIPAA regulations
Gives constructive feedback. Observes students with various patient types & adjusts supervision levels accordingly. Communicates appropriately with educational/school program coordinator. Represents EH in a professional manner to the student. Assists in the education of providers
Clinical Competence: Possesses higher level certifications or demonstrate expertise in a specialty area. Creates content and serves as instructor for competencies, orientations, and skills check offs. Acts as a mentor for new staff to promote successful onboarding. Attends continuing education and pursues opportunities to improve skills. Attends and participates in in-services. Seeks out expertise from co-workers. Treats a variety of patient diagnoses
Time and Priority Management: Prioritizes multiple tasks to maximize time spent in direct patient care. Reports to work consistently on time. Is not in the disciplinary process per the hospital attendance policy. Completes tasks and projects on time. Minimizes delays with patient care. Triages patients to minimize functional decline and facilitate throughput

Job Requirements

• Graduate of APTA approved curriculum.
• Licensed as an Physical Therapist in State of Indiana or eligible to do so
• Possesses a minimum of two years' clinical experience applicable to setting

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America's best midsize employers' Eskenazi Health's programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city's primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care - Center of Excellence in Women's Health, just to name a few.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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