SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
Valley Regional Medical Center – Brownsville, TX
Physical Therapist (PT)
Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, Valley Regional Medical Center proudly serves Brownsville and the surrounding communities. Valley Regional is committed to providing the best health care for the residents in the Rio Grande Valley.
Valley Regional Medical Center is a 214 Licensed Bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing over 25 specialties; Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality inpatient and outpatient programs and services, including:
- 24 Hour Level III Trauma Emergency Department
- Open Heart Surgery
- Women’s Services
- Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Valley Regional Medical Center is currently looking for a Physical Therapist..
The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention, education, and recommendations to acute care and outpatients at Valley Regional Medical Center. The clinician will organize and implement physical therapy programs to restore function and prevent disability following disease, surgery or illness. This position requires proficiency in acute care and outpatient services. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice, while providing the highest quality healthcare that is patient oriented, advanced in technology, cost effective and with care and compassion. The hospital mission and vision will be insured by the integration of Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology, and throughout the coordination of Case Management, Social Work and departments in the hospital and community.
Performs new patient initial evaluation and implements plans of care.
Develops plan of care and reassesses goals frequently.
Identifies and assesses the patient’s need for special equipment.
Conducts tests and measurements of neuromuscular skeletal system.
Communicates effectively with patients in a caring and empathetic manner regarding their diagnosis, plan of care and goals of treatment.
Communicates effectively with referring physicians regarding the status of their patients receiving therapy.
Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers.
Attends departmental and hospital meetings, rounding’s (such as barrier rounding’s), consultations or conferences as required to contribute to patient care.
Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending inpatient,
outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
Advises and trains staff members and caregivers on implementing a treatment program in therapy delivery.
Works within a team to improve the effectiveness of service delivery and positive outcome measures.
Maintains up to date documentation in accordance to standards of practice.
Punctual and complete attendance with hours of employment, work schedule, documentation, meetings, and conferences.
Maintains and provides documentation to Valley Regional Medical Center of current professional licensure and CPR certification, and meets annual competency standards.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional associations.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Assists in development of clinical educational programs.
Develops and participates in departmental, hospital and community in-services.
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from an accredited Physical Therapy Program.
- Current Texas license.
- BCLS required.