Physical Therapist (Staff Relief, Days)-Palmetto Bay
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 22036
Responsible for the evaluation, re-evaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care in accordance with the departmental policies and procedures and preferred practice patterns.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy
CPR BLS -American Heart Association - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Florida Professional Physical Therapist license - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Level II Finger printing background and Good Moral Character Affidavit must be initiated within 15 days of hire date and finalized within 90 days of hire date
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains and documents productivity standards set by the Rehabilitative Services Director.
Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges according to departmental standards.
Develops a Plan of Care outlining area of deficit, target activity, context, assistance needed, functional, realistic, and measurable goal(s), and/or status ongoing goal(s).
Recommends and provides treatment based upon medical, clinical, functional, and observational findings.
Follows TRAAC. Initiates, documents, & prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential and/or when benefit of therapy is reached.
Continually documents active &supportive education with the patient, parents, and others concerned, regarding progress, problems, home programs, & other issues related to the therapeutic process.
Maintains ongoing continuing education to maintain professional licensure and clinical excellence.
Supervises Assistants, Rehabilitation Aides, and others (i.e., interns/students) according to experience.
Masters or Doctoral degree preferred
APTA and FAPTA memberships highly recommended
Pediatric Internship highly preferred.
2 years minimum of pediatric experience preferred.
Ability to appropriately interact with patients, parents/guardians and other health care professionals in all work related situations.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
At least 2 years of experience necessary to treat infants (0-15 months) independently as determined by meeting departmental clinical competencies established for physical therapy.
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers.
Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan of care and evaluate the patient's response to care.
Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Serve as clinical instructor for students assigned by CCCE after 2 years of clinical experience.
Committed to clinical excellence through on-boarding mentoring programs, clinical ladder promotion opportunities, and bonus initiatives that support professional practice and recognizes excellence for advanced performance, evidence -based practices, patient-family centered care, leadership and education.
Opportunities for research, publications, and presentation at national conferences.
Annual subscription to CEUs.
Work alongside high skilled multidisciplinary team many with board specialist certifications.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.