St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Acute Care Physical Therapist evaluates plans and administers physical therapy treatment programs for referred patients, acute care setting, to restore function, give pain relief and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of body part. Patient responsibilities include care provision for the patients below. Patients encountered by the Acute Care Physical Therapist may include those with a diagnosis and/or impairments related to pediatric (2 months – 12 years), adolescent (13-17 years), adult (18-65 years) medical conditions.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs and documents initial patient evaluations thoroughly and accurately in a timely fashion.
Establishes realistic, attainable short-term and long-term goals with each patient.
Performs therapeutic exercises effectively and appropriately.
Implements, and revises as necessary, effective progressive treatment programs taking evaluative findings into consideration.
Administers therapeutic modalities and programs appropriately and effectively, including hot/cold pack, ultrasound, massage, electrical stimulation, whirlpool and wound care.
Fits assistive, prosthetic and orthotic devices and provides appropriate training.
Performs appropriate discharge planning, instructs patients and family member(s) in home programs.
Documents accurately, in a timely manner, including initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summaries.
Provides on-premises supervision of Physical Therapist Assistants and aides.
Assists in orienting new staff Physical Therapists.
Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment and knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the age of the patient treated (neonate, pediatric, adolescent or geriatric).
May supervise P.T. and PTA students and observers as assigned.
Assists in developing and implementing department programs.
Accurately bills patient’s accounts for services rendered.
Provides in-services to PT department staff and others.
Presents periodic lectures to community agencies/industries.
Participates in QA data collection/planning.
Accepts responsibility of scheduling patients.
Attends multi-disciplinary meetings.
Cleans and does minor repairs to equipment. Orders supplies for daily operations.
Serves on various committees.
Attends continuing education seminars in and outside of the hospital setting to keep current on newest techniques and technology.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:Must be able to sit for up to ninety minutes at a time. Be able to tolerate standing for thirty to forty-five minutes consecutively. Must be able to use hands/fingers to manipulate dials on machines. Must have the ability to lift/move patients up to 300 lbs., push/pull patients weighing up to 300 lbs. Must have the ability to frequently stoop/bend, squat, crouch, kneel and reach above shoulder level. Must be capable of tactile sensation as it relates to feeling for muscle spasms, texture and skin temperature. Must have the ability to hear as it relates to normal conversation and ability to hear call bells. Must be capable of seeing as it relates to general vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision.EDUCATION:Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy required. Doctorate Degree preferred.Physical Therapist License in the state as determined by the job location.CPR certification required.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:Previous experience in a clinical setting preferred. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke'sSt. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (http://www.slhn.org/EOE) Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (http://www.slhn.org/) (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 18,000 employees providing services at 14 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $2.7 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s established the Lehigh Valley’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 38 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 347 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Luke’s #1 in the Lehigh Valley and #6 in the state. Three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals are St. Luke’s hospitals. St. Luke’s flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health nine times total and seven years in a row, including in 2021 when it was identified as THE #1 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY. In 2021, IBM Watson Health also named St. Luke’s among the 15 Top Health Systems nationally. Utilizing the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providersLearn More Here. (http://www.slhn.org/About)