UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
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Physical Therapist - Advanced Manual Therapy
at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
- Full Time
- 7602 Advanced Manual Therapy
- 1st, Days
- Job Location
- New Grads?
About Northwest Hospital’s Ambulatory Network
Picture yourself at an organization that cares. For more than 50 years, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center has created a legacy of wellness for the Puget Sound region. With a network that includes over 20 ambulatory clinics, 2,000 employees, and a world-class staff of healthcare professionals, we are proud to provide a wide spectrum of primary and specialty care across the Greater Seattle Area.
Northwest Hospital’s clinics are affiliated with the UW Medicine system. As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy a generous benefits package, generous work/life balance programs, and unlimited opportunities for professional growth and development.
UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Advanced Manual Therapy
Advanced Manual Therapy is a premier orthopedic physical therapy facility, offering the highest quality care and treatment to patients in the greater Seattle area. Our team of sports, orthopedic and manual therapy specialists offer leading edge skills and knowledge in assessment, evidence-based treatment and individualized planning for return to competition or daily activities.
At Advanced Manual Therapy, we work with your goals in mind. Whether you want to return to work, get through daily life, or begin playing competitive sports again, our team is passionate about working with you toward a complete and successful recovery.
Plans and Evaluates Care
- Reviews physician’s referral and patient’s medical record, reviews diagnosis, and determines therapy treatment required.
- Evaluates and monitors patient’s progression and makes appropriate adjustments to treatment plan to achieve maximum benefit.
Provides, Progresses, and Documents Care
- Prior to therapy intervention, performs and documents an initial exam and evaluates data and diagnosis to identify problems.
- Administers position and exercises, massage, and other treatments (including use of special equipment) to relieve pain, increase flexibility and strength, and/or decrease patient’s disability.
- Performs wound care and wound debriedment, per physician order, if certified to do so.
- Follows established procedures and observes all safety precautions in the application and the use of heat, cold, light, water, sound, message, mobilization, and electrical stimulation.
- Meets departmental standards for quality, customer service, and productivity.
- Records patient’s treatment, progress, and response in patient’s chart/computer record.
- Submits charge tickets to reflect time spent with patients seen each day.
- Participates in assisting other areas of the department if needed, including clerical and reception activities.
Provides for Continuing Care
- Trains patients in exercises, ambulation, and activities of daily living.
- When appropriate, establishes a home program to encourage patient involvement and independence.
- Trains patient and family members in home treatment procedures.
- Discharges patient from therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained; provides for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
Communication and Collaboration
- Confers with patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement, and assess the treatment program.
- Observes and reports patient’s responses to the referring medical practitioner by progress notes, letters and verbal communication.
- Attends appropriate conferences and/or meetings pertaining to assigned patient.
Training and Leadership
- Trains and orients new employees and volunteers.
- Supervises PT Assistants, PT Aides, and Volunteers.
- Advises PT Assistant on treatment plan for assigned patients.
- Supervises and trains assigned students and evaluates their performance.
- Develops and presents in-service education classes as assigned.
- Assists with organizational planning, and actively participates in the development and implementation of new programs, departmental performance improvement projects, community awareness programs, and projects that ensure the department remains compliant with all regulatory requirements.
Equipment and Supplies
- Evaluates and cares for braces, prosthesis, other active assistive devices and durable medical equipment.
- Complies with procedures for maintenance of departmental supplies and equipment.
- Assists in acquisition of durable medical equipment.
- Four to seven years of university study which leads to a baccalaureate, Master's, or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) from an American Physical Association-approved school.
Licensure, Registration, Certification
- Washington state physical therapist license required.
- Note: New graduates must be in the process of meeting state licensing requirements and must complete those requirements by the deadline established by the Director.
- CPR certification preferred
- Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department.
- No experience required.
- Ability to transfer and transport patients safely using proper body mechanics.
- Able to move about the hospital as much as four miles/day.
Physical Demand Level: Heavy
In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-
Lift / Carry
50 to 100 pounds occasionally
25 to 50 pounds frequently
10 to 20 pounds constantly
As required, must be able to-
Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
Push and Pull
Perform fine motor functions
Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.