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Physical Therapist - Lifestyle PRN

Physical Therapist - Lifestyle PRN
About MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch. Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering a positive healthcare experience.
General Summary of Position:
Plans, organizes, and conducts individualized physical therapy programs to help patients restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent/limit permanent physical disabilities following injury or disease. Teaches patients to use assistive and adaptive devices. Instructs patients in posture and therapeutic exercises to be continued at home. Studies, evaluates, and records patients' activities and progress.
Minimum Qualifications
  • B.S. Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Possesses and maintains Maryland Physical Therapist licensure
  • BLS Certification within introductory period
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Evaluates and plans therapy programs for each patient assigned as prescribed by physician.
  • Records and reports patient progress in consultation with the referring physician as specified in department policy.
  • Directs and aids the patients in therapeutic techniques, appropriate to patient needs, in accordance with PT practice guidelines.
  • Provides accurate billing information on the same day as services.
  • Employs principles of therapeutic communication, interviewing techniques, problem-solving, and crisis intervention when performing patient care.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to facility staff and members of the department.
  • Handles stressful situations with tact and poise.
  • Educates patient/family regarding physical therapy plan of care and appropriate home program and documents education in patient record.
  • Strives to make good use of time during the day by performing other duties needed but not assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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