Benefis Health Systems Physical Therapist (Full Time) in Great Falls, Montana

Job Description

The Physical Therapist (PT) is responsible for performing an age and diagnosis specific assessment designed to gather data relevant to the patient’s/resident’s/client’s individual needs. This includes the evaluation and assessment of cognitive, sensory, neuro-muscular, physiological, psychosocial and functional status. The PT develops a plan of care, initiates, performs and manages treatment as indicated, assesses response to treatment, and assists with discharge planning. The PT utilizes exercise, soft tissue mobilization, joint manipulation, manual therapy techniques, equipment and physical and electrical modalities to improve strength, balance, coordination and range of motions, and to decrease pain to restore mobility and function. The PT provides education related to the treatment program, disease process, and prevention of further injuries to the patient/resident/client and family/caregiver and other members of the health care team. The PT delegates as necessary aspects of care to the PTA or Rehabilitation aide based on their job descriptions.

FLSA: NON-EXEMPT

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for direction of the Physical Therapy Department certified staff, including Physical Therapy Assistants, and Restorative aides and Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant students. Evaluates patients and recommends appropriate treatment plan, based on physical therapy standards of care Assess patient pain, makes appropriate referrals for intervention. Carries out treatment plan as indicated and modifies as necessary based on ongoing assessment. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs Manages and operates equipment safely Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed. Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities. Documentation meets current standards and policies. Participates in educational staff in-services. Coordinates, delegates, and supervises responsibilities assigned to support staff. Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of patient and clinical condition. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.

Qualifications

Physical Therapy Licensure, in Montana

Temporary licensure as governed by the State Practice Act

Graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy or graduate of accredited college or university with a DPT, Master’s degree, or BA degree in Physical Therapy or certification in Physical Therapy

Current BLS certification.

About Us

Benefis Health System

The medical and professional staff at Benefis is wholly committed to delivering award-winning, comprehensive patient care. With a patient community of nearly 230,000 and a vast service area, we are the major referral hospital for the northcentral Montana region. But if you take a closer look, you'll see that we're much more than a hospital. Benefis is an entire health system, including a cancer institute, bariatric institute, heart and vascular institute, orthopedic center, senior care center, home health, health and wellness facility and much more.

Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana, rest on the high plains along the Rocky Mountain Front and is centrally located between Glacier National Park to the north and Yellowstone Park to the south. Residents thrive on our wide-open spaces, small town feel and big city services. A warm welcome awaits you in Great Falls.

Date Posted: Posted 21 day(s) ago

Job Family: PROF

Location: Great Falls, Montana