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Physical Therapist Resident - Rehab Svcs - Oleander

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 20894
Date Posted: Apr 10, 2024

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Job Description

Description

About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Rehab Svcs - Oleander

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 0.800000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 8HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-3P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

What You'll Do

Summary:

The team member’s Number One job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understands how to contribute to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. At Novant Health, people are our business. We treat each other with respect and compassion. We embrace the differences in our strengths while fostering an environment of inclusion, empowerment, inspiration and courage. The team member will use Novant Health’s First Do No Harm (NHFDNH) safety behaviors/error prevention tools and high reliability strategies as appropriate to ensure a safe, remarkable patient experience. 52–55-week Residency Position The physical Therapy Resident provides skilled physical therapy services consistent with licensure as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team. The Physical Therapy Resident will provide clinical services for assigned area(s), optimizing the quality of patient care under the supervision of a preceptor/mentor. The resident will be a self-directed, independent, motivated learner as guided by the Residency program director (RPD). Examples of major learning and developmental activities include: clinical mentorship through direct patient care, provide education for patients, caregivers, peers, and entry-level DPT students, participate in clinical research, and develop and implement a health equity project, along with successful completion of all didactic course work. The resident acts in accordance with current policies and procedures.


Responsibilities:

Essential Functions • Provision of Rehabilitative Care: Delivers care that is consistent with the physical therapy practice act in the appropriate state and adheres to APTA Code of Ethics. Completes patient evaluations and treatments independently while maintaining patient safety. Requires infrequent guidance/mentoring for complex or non-routine patients. Appropriately seeks guidance and assistance when necessary. Independently establishes / implements treatment goals and plans based on patient input and evaluation and assessment results. Reassesses outcomes and modifies goals and plans to meet changing needs of the patient. Schedules patient activities according to patient individual needs. Demonstrates technical competencies and job knowledge involving unusual or infrequent circumstances. Appropriately delegates tasks to support personnel. • In addition to following all Novant Health Policies and Procedures, residents are expected to adhere to partnering residency program’s resident handbook/resident policies. Residents should progress in clinical competencies throughout the 52–55-week experience, with the ultimate goal of reaching the level of expert clinician in the majority of patient care areas and diagnosis. February 22, 2024 Version: 5 Page 3 of 6 • Documentation: Documentation is timely, legible, accurate, consistent with established procedures, and inclusive of evaluation, assessment/reassessment, goals, plan, response to interventions, and discharge planning needs as permitted by licensure. • Communication: Communicates with patients, families, and visitors in a caring and empathetic way. Provides timely and accurate information to all health care team members involved in the care of the patients, both within and outside of the organization. • Education: Uses appropriate education methods and customizes education processes for the patient and key learner. Acquires and maintains knowledge of physical therapy practice by identifying continuing education needs and participating in educational opportunities. Provides orientation and guidance to new rehab staff in work area as requested. Assists with student development as opportunities present based on the employee's years of experience as directed by the manager. • Teamwork: Develops and maintains positive relationships with team members and coworkers, both within and outside of rehabilitation. Functions as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Accepts responsibility for actions; seeks, accepts and acts positively upon feedback from others. Assists in meeting needs of a changing environment. Shares responsibility for effective internal communications through a team approach. Organizes individual patient caseload in collaboration with team workload demands. Performs daily administrative/office activities to ensure efficient flow of care within team (e.g. new orders, discharged patients, scheduling). Actively participates and cooperates in team functions and meetings to enhance the delivery of services and team processes. Attends monthly staff meetings. • Financials: Completes charge sheets in compliance with services provided. Maintains awareness of patient insurance limitations and financial resources to ensure resources are used most appropriately to meet patient’s needs in a cost-efficient manner. Meets productivity expectations of the department. • Marketing: Models and insures positive customer service skills. May participate in marketing activities. Promotes collegial relationships with physician and other professionals. • Didactic assignments/requirements: The resident will complete 32-34 hours per week of mentored patient care with NH Rehabilitation Services and 8 hours per week of didactic activities with partnering institution. The resident’s academic activities will be defined by our institution partner and may include, but are not limited to, participation in research, community clinics/activities, classroom instruction in the DPT program and coursework assignments. Non-Essential Functions • May provide community education, system-wide education to appropriate staff, and support educational development of profession. May participate in process improvement initiatives and/or serve as a representative on organizational councils. 

Position Requirements

Credentials:
Essential:
* Physical Therapist

Education:
Essential:
* Bachelors Degree
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Physical Therapy

Other information:

Education: 4 Year / Bachelors Degree required- Graduate from an accredited PT program.

Experience: Preferred candidate will have had clinical rotations or experience in an inpatient and outpatient setting including patient diagnoses in residency concentration (i.e. neuro, ortho, etc.).

Refer to the Life Support Training Policy NH-HR-3096.  

Licensure/Certification: Appropriate state PT license required

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

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