The department of Physical Therapy is actively seeking a full-time Physical Therapist. The incumbent in this position provides effective and efficient rehabilitation in accordance with the APTA guidelines for physical therapy. The incumbent will also participate in development of the services and programs provided by UMPT and UHealth.
Perform evaluation on new patients, establish goals and develop appropriate treatment plans with the patient in accordance with UMH patient care policies and based on standards of practice established by the APTA.
Provide physical therapy treatment in accordance with the established treatment plan effectively and efficiently. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply therapeutic principles and practices. Skillfully and safely progress patients through the levels of treatment within the maximum capabilities of the patient.
Document all evaluations, treatments and other pertinent patient interactions in accordance with UMH policy.
Provide relevant education to the patient and/or family regarding the patient’s condition and instruction for home activities.
Develop and maintain effective communication with the patient, family and other members of the rehabilitation team.
Communicate with physicians and their staff by phone or in writing. Obtain necessary additional information and suggest revisions in treatment as appropriate.
Use treatment tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Maintain a satisfactory level of productivity according to clinical standards and demonstrate willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis and real clinic need.
Participate in quality and safety improvement activities as directed by the Department Director.
Orient, instruct and direct work activities for assistants and support personnel.
Supervise and instruct physical therapy students according to professional guidelines.
May volunteer in rotations for pro-bono clinic, overseeing and guiding DPT students
Actively pursue professional growth through affiliation with professional physical therapy associates, workshop attendance and conferences.
Understand and follow all UMH policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as directed by the Department Director.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.