PRN-Physical Therapist - Lakewood
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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 11/9/2016
Truman Medical Centers, Inc
Kansas City, MO
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If you share our passion for healthcare excellence, take your place among the best at Truman Medical Centers. Named one of the nation's top academic medical centers and one of the "Best places to work" in Kansas City, TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Health Sciences and is particularly distinguished for its care in asthma, bariatrics, diabetes, women's health, and trauma services. TMC is a two-hospital, combined 354-bed not-for-profit hospital, which is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Kansas City, Missouri. As a comprehensive, multi-faceted, not-for-profit health care system, TMC serves all patient demographics, regardless of the ethnic or socioeconomic backgrounds.
Provides physical therapy services to patients/clients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. Diagnoses and manages movement dysfunction and enhances physical and functional abilities. Restores, maintains and promotes not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health. Prevent the onset, symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions or injuries. Engages in an examination process that includes taking the patient/client history, conducting a systems review and performing tests and measures to identify potential and existing problems. To establish diagnoses, prognoses and plans of care, the PT performs evaluations, synthesizing the examination data and determining whether the problems to b addressed are within the scope of physical therapist practice. Based on judgment about diagnoses and prognoses and based on patient/client goals, the PT provides interventions (the interactions and procedures use in managing and instructing patients/clients), conducts reexaminations, modifies interventions as necessary to achieve anticipate goals and expected outcomes and develops and implements discharge plans. Develops assigned projects, programs and protocols. Supervises Physical Therapist Assistants, Rehab Techs, and PT/PTA students
* Master's or Bachelor's degree and graduation from an accredited program in Physical Therapy
* Missouri Physical Therapy license
* Verbal and written communication skills required to discuss and document treatment programs and work issues.
* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with correct body mechanics to physically manage/assist patients.
* Also requires the physical ability to teach and demonstrate locomotor skills, high level coordination and gross motor skills, etc.
* Must maintain certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support for continued employment.