Physical Therapist II
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
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.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Transitional DPT in Physical Therapy. Current Texas license; Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Work Experience (Years and Area): Two (2) Years Work Experience as a PT. Will accept minimum 1 year experience as an PT with 2 years' experience as a PTA for candidates having experience as a PTA and have completed a bridge program to be licensed as an PT. Half (1/2) credit given for prior PTA experience, cap at 5 years of experience. 2 years as PT or graduate of a APTA credentialed Residency.
Equipment Operated: Competency in Physical Therapy equipment
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.