Physical Therapist - Acute Inpatient Therapy - Slidell Memorial Hospital - PRN

Slidell Memorial Hospital

Job Description

Slidell Memorial celebrated its 58th anniversary in November 2017, Slidell Memorial Hospital has received several awards that recognize our commitment to compassionate care and a patient-centered culture. As a 229-bed acute care community hospital located in the heart of Slidell, La., they provide access to the latest treatments, technology, and expert physicians. In 2016, Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Health System celebrated the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership focused on the continuation of high quality care, cost reduction through coordinating and improving resources, and increased local access to care for the residents of the Slidell community.

This job plans, organizes and conducts physical therapy treatment programs based upon evaluation, assessment and medical referral; maintains patient care records, evaluates the patients response to treatment and recommends treatment plan changes; participates in in-service and continuing education programs; participates in special departmental programs, clinical education, research, and writing of professional papers; and assists with program development/enhancement.Summary:

Under general supervision, the physical therapist will assess and treat individuals with a variety of mobility, motor control and musculoskeletal disorders.

Major Duties:

Meets organizational expectations as defined by the Employee Standards of Performance, hospital and department policies and procedures, and the hospitals strategic goals.
Verbalizes a clear understanding of continuous quality improvement and customer satisfaction measures and actively participates in improvement initiatives.
Document interactions with the patient, caregiver and/or other health care workers accurately and timely.
Maintain contact with the physical therapist assistant, updating him/her on the patient's progress or changes in treatment plan.
Participate as part of an interdisciplinary team to aid in the improvement of the patient's functional abilities
Creates daily patient schedules.
Required to communicate clearly and effectively with physical therapy assistants and rehab techs in order to carry out treatment plans with patients in a variety of settings.
Required to provide physical therapy services in a manner consistent with excellent customer service at all times.
Required to communicate clearly and effectively with other disciplines, physicians, and support personnel, for the benefit of the patient and the department.
Works in an effective and efficient manner so as to help accomplish financial goals of the department.
Acts as a responsible steward of all hospital and department equipment and assets.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization.


Preferred: Knowledge of appropriate treatment strategies for patients in acute, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation settings. One year experience in a hospital setting as a physical therapist working primarily with an adult population

Required: Demonstrated ability to communicate information accurately in verbal and written form. Demonstrated ability to follow existing treatment plans and communicate clearly and effectively with physical therapist and other personnel. A Physical Therapy Degree or equivalent as determined by the licensure board. Completed rotation in at least one setting that we currently offer(inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, acute)


Required: Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as a Physical Therapist; CPR for healthcare workers.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis. If the requirement is not marked, then the standard is generally considered not applicable.

Are you ready to make a difference at Slidell Memorial Hospital and the residents of the Slidell community?

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Employment Type

Full time