Physical Therapist – PRN

PRN Job Category: Allied Health Shift Type: Various Shifts Available
Arkansas Heart Hospital Little Rock, AR

Primary Duties

The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats patients, communicates with families, physicians, and other health care members and maintains documentation of services in the medical record.

Work Schedule

Flexible schedule to cover all shifts and weekend activities with on-call participation.

Primary Duties

  • Practices Physical Therapy consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  • Maintains a patient treatment schedule consistent with the needs of the facility.
  • Confers with the persons most closely associated with the management of the patient and keeps them informed of any additional patient needs, treatment modification and/or progress.
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of facility reports, assuring confidentiality of all records including:
    • Evaluation reports/summaries.
    • Discharge reports/summaries.
    • Progress reports to referring physicians and agencies.
    • Current progress notes on all patients within their area.
    • Special reports as requested by the director and/or supervisor.
    • Daily attendance records and summaries of same.
  • Sees that all facility routines and procedures are carried out as outlined.
  • Keeps abreast of new techniques and trends in the field of Physical Therapy.
  • Maintains good public relations with all community sources.
  • Delegates portions of the above-listed duties to facility personnel, with approval of the supervisor and/or director/vice president and in line with the best use of time and experience of such personnel.
  • Keeps current on and adheres to policies and procedures as enumerated in the Policy and Procedures Manual of the facility.
  • Interprets and carries out the prescription of the physician.
  • Maintains good public relations.
  • Protects confidential data.
  • Maintains economic use of time, equipment and supplies.
  • Ensures safety and welfare of patients and other employees.
  • Must be able to apply the theory of Physical Therapy; have the ability and competency to operate the equipment used in their position; perform technical procedures; speak intelligently and in a professional manner before other; supervision and management skills.
  • Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.

 

Qualifications/Specifications:

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in Physical Therapy required. Masters degree in Physical Therapy preferred.
  • Licensure/Certification: Must have State Licensure or Registration.
  • Experience/Training: Minimum of two years Physical Therapy preferred.