Location: Orlando, Florida
Nemours is seeking a Physical Therapist (Outpatient Therapy Services), CASUAL/PRN, to join our Nemours Children's Health team in Orlando, Florida.
The Physical Therapist PRN position will be utilized on a flexible basis to provide coverage as needed for outpatient therapy services. The need may be for consistent hours on a weekly basis at times or to provide periodic coverage for vacations and leaves of absence.
Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 130-bed pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
Direct Patient Care Responsibilities
- Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults; completes at least 75% of Level I PT competencies.
- Demonstrates proficiency in the care of neonates as required by assignment.
- Evaluates patients for physical therapy treatment including positioning, adaptive equipment, home programs, home accessibility, etc. Independently provides and coordinates age appropriate physical therapy treatment plans, treatment and consultation in typical patient care situations.
- Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, transition of care, etc.
- Assists in coordinating outside agencies to recommend durable medical equipment, home/school modifications and transitional therapy program prior to discharge from therapy/hospital.
- Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy #4.7, The Joint Commission, and CARF standards.
- Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member.
- Maintains knowledge of insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
- Provides inservice training programs and follows specific protocols/pathways for direct patient care issues as mandated by hospital specialty programs.
Indirect Patient Care Responsibilities
- Staff development: assesses existing and develops new activities that promote general knowledge and professionalism within the department; participates in peer review process. Attends inservices/continuing education, provides updates in the form of inservices to associates.
- CQI: participates in program, discipline, specialty, and hospital-wide CQI projects.
- Assessment and Treatment: contributes to discipline and program committees to enhance patient care; assists in assessing current procedures and assists in developing methods of improvement related to patient care. Follows current protocols and clinical & critical pathways.
- Program Development: participates in activities and provides suggestions to increase program use, awareness, and marketing in meeting goals of the department. Attends monthly program meetings.
- Clinical Education: Assists in mentoring affiliating physical therapy students, new physical therapy staff, support personnel, and volunteers. Adequately and appropriately provides PTA supervision. Participates in student and volunteer program organization.
- Teamwork: Participates in single discipline, multi-disciplinary, and specialty teams.
- Professional Development: Develops ties with professional organizations. Provides educational inservices and experiences to the discipline/program and outside community. Attends physical therapy meetings as scheduled in the hospital. May participate in promotional activities for physical therapy and/or hospital.
- Weekend Rehab Rotation: Checks crash cart per hospital policy.
- Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years experience preferred. New graduates with pediatric fieldwork will be considered.
- Bachelor's/Master's/Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy required. Degree required depends on year the degree was obtained.
- Florida State License to practice Physical Therapy required.
- Member of professional specialty organizations (APTA, Florida PT Association), preferred.
- American Heart Association BLS Certification required upon hire.