Physical Therapist

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Union Status


Job Summary

The Licensed Physical Therapist is responsible for the evaluation, treatment and instruction of patients of all ages and physical and mental capabilities. The therapist seeks to assess, prevent, correct, alleviate, and limit physical disability, pain, and injury, and maximize functional status through the use of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative procedures. Physical therapists will assist patients in assuming a place in society while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.
  • Develops and implements a treatment plan for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients, involving physical means, such as exercise, functional training, massage, modalities, hydrotherapy, wound care, and patient and family education.
  • Applies diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint, and functional ability tests.
  • Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercises, muscle re-education, and gait and functional training utilizing pulleys and weights, steps, and inclined surfaces.
  • Assesses patients for appropriate assistive devices and directs patients in care and use of devices such as wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches, and prosthetic and orthopedic devices.
  • Provides learner appropriate instruction in therapeutic procedures and processes to be continues by the patient. Adapts conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the needs of all patients. Identifies, as necessary, care givers who will need education and can assist the patient as well.
  • Evaluates, records, and reports on each patient's progress for review by other members of interdisciplinary team.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment.
  • Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, aides, and students.
  • Conducts or participates in training medical and nursing personnel and other workers in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
  • Functions in the role of a clinical instructor for students in physical therapy.
  • Pursues continuing education that will assist in the development of professional skills as identified as needs in the department, including those skills which will most benefit the patient population (in consideration of patient ages and diagnosis’s). Forms professional goals in conjunction with the department goals.
  • Provides services to patients and residents in outreach settings, as needed.
  • Provides physical therapy services to residents of TCU as assigned, including evaluation, care planning, resident treatment plans, therapeutic interventions, and resident education.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with organizational mission and goals.
  • Follows all applicable hospital policies and procedures.
  • Participates in facility Quality Improvement/IOP Program
  • Follows policies and procedures for infection control and facility safety in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Follows "Patients Rights Policy" at all times.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of information management as appropriate.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Current Montana Physical Therapy License
  • BLS
Organization: St. James Healthcare, Butte, MT
Primary Location: MT-Butte
Department: SJB-IP-Physical Therapy
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: .5
Job Number: 18000060
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