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Physical Therapist - Pediatric Physical Therapy
The Woman's Hospital of Texas opened in 1976 and ever since has remained the state's premier facility dedicated solely to the health of women and newborn infants.
Located near the Texas Medical Center, Woman’s offers 397 licensed beds, including a NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and a full range of women’s health services and newborn infants.
More than 650 board-certified physicians at Woman's offer their expertise and an outstanding level of quality care in the areas of gynecology, obstetrical care, high-risk pregnancy and minimally invasive surgery.
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is currently looking for a Physical Therapist - Pediatric Physical Therapy.
- Under the supervision of the Director of the Fitness & Therapy Center, the Physical Therapist is responsible and held accountable for all activities related to the provision of optimum physical therapy services for inpatients and outpatients.
- Responsible and accountable for individual physical therapy practice through patient assessment, treatment interventions, and evaluation of patient outcomes.
- Actively persuades patient towards “health management” vs. “disease management” and encourages lifestyle changes through safe and effective exercise and other therapies. Provides individualized resources to help patients accomplish their goals
- Strongly focuses on patient education, in terms they can understand and within their paradigm to maximize their ability to comply with home exercises and self-care instruction. Particular emphasis is paid to improving each patient’s functional ability.
- Accurately and completely documents all aspects of care provided in compliance with regulatory standards.
- Actively markets our physical therapy services to patients, physicians and women in the community via excellent customer care, face to face marketing and other appropriate tools
- Assists the Director in the revision of patient education materials, documentation tools and policies as needed.
- Understands larger role in meeting the business goals of the department by focusing on productivity, improving efficiency and controlling costs. Actively participates in the “business side” via understanding and acting on patient scheduling, patient education for no-shows and cancellations etc.
- Fulfills the duty and responsibility to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth.
- Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities on the unit and with other service areas.
- Accurately and completely documents all aspects of care given.
- Recognizes the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patient as number one.
- Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste (of time and supplies) and promoting cost effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care.
- Demonstrates the ability to be an advocate for and strive to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.
- Interactions with patients and colleagues demonstrate compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status or cultural beliefs.
- Communicate effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, and staff) to provide for continuity of patient care and to meet the needs of the customers we serve.
- Demonstrates ability to fulfill requirements of attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping practices.
- Behaviors and interactions demonstrate a positive attitude, personal initiative and motivation to achieve the goals of the unit.
- To uphold the standards of the profession and organization and practice ethically and with integrity.
- Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED: B.S degree or higher from an accredited physical therapy program
PREFERRED: Strong manual therapy skills in an “orthopedic” setting and/or experience/training in women’s health
REQUIRED: Texas physical therapy license – current and in good standing
PREFERRED: Women’s health Certification (WHS) and/or Lymphedema Certification and/or CAPP – Pelvic (Certification of Achievement in Pelvic Physical therapy) and/or CAPP – OB (Certificate of Achievement in Prenatal/Postpartum) by the Section on Women’s Health, APTA or equivalent via the Herman & Wallace Institute
Two years in an orthopedic or women’s health setting with strong emphasis on manual therapy.