Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Serves as leader of change agent.  Performs patient evaluations and administers interventions while hospitalized.  Performs related duties such as departmental performance improvement and clinical education, and serves as clinical supervisors to assistant and support personnel.  .Participates in the design and implementation of decision making guidelines. Incorporates evidence-based practice in the patient management.  Adheres to practice act, regulations and rules, departmental policy and procedure, and documentation and reimbursement rules applicable to acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, or skilled nursing facility.  Participates in patient‘s case management with multidisciplinary team.  Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients.

Minimum Qualifications
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Transitional DPT in Physical Therapy. Current Texas license

Work Experience (Years and Area): 2 years as Physical Therapist or graduate of  an APTA credentialed  PT Residency

Equipment Operated: Competency in Physical Therapy equipment

Special Requirements
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) , Languages: Spanish, Vietnamese preferred, Writing /Composing    (Correspondence / Reports)

Other Skills:  Analytical, CRT, Medical Terms, Research,  P.C.,  MS Word   

Work Schedule:      Flexible       

Other Requirements: Previous work experience or internship in acute care, inpatient rehab or skilled nursing setting is preferred.

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