Neurologic Resident Physical Therapist
Job Details The Neurologic Resident Physical Therapist is licensed in the District of Columbia and is accepted into the Neurologic Residency Training Program at Medstar National Rehabilitation Network (Medstar NRH). Provision of patient care is as assigned and supervised by the Medstar NRH mentor physical therapist. Patient care rotates through inpatient acute rehab at Medstar NRH, inpatient critical/acute care at Medstar Washington Hospital Center and outpatient at Medstar NRH. The Neurologic Resident physical therapist will advance their neurologic competency in physical therapy through patient care, assignments from their mentor, teaching students, patients, clinicians and other healthcare professionals, feedback from mentors and a scholarly project. Qualifications Licensure: Physical Therapist licensure in the District of Columbia and Maryland if expressly required by the job posting. Certification/Registration: AHA BLS card Education: Licensed Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy. Experience: Clinical experience in neurologic patient populations preferred. Values Service We strive to anticipate and meet the needs of our patients, physicians and co-workers. Patient first We strive to deliver the best to every patient every day. The patient is the first priority in everything we do. Integrity We communicate openly and honestly, build trust and conduct ourselves according to the highest ethical standards. Respect We treat each individual, those we serve and those with whom we work, with the highest professionalism and dignity. Innovation We embrace change and work to improve all we do in a fiscally responsible manner. Teamwork System effectiveness is built on the collective strength and cultural diversity of everyone, working with open communication and mutual respect Primary Duties and Responsibilities CLINICAL CARE: Provides effective and efficient evidence based care. Provides patient care duties as it relates to physical therapy following accreditation guidelines, licensing regulations, professional code of ethics, and standards of practice to include: evaluation/re-evaluation, treatment planning, DME recommendations and discharge planning. Provides education and training to patients and their families/ caregivers. Accesses appropriate additional information for individualized patient care. Demonstrates sound clinical reasoning during patient care to maximize effective and safe outcomes. Attends team conferences. DOCUMENTATION: Completes accurate and timely documentation. Maintains accurate and timely documentation to include clinical interventions provided, discharge and equipment recommendations, charges, and prescriptions. Documentation reflects need for acute rehab level of care to include patient/ family education, training, treatment intensity and duration. Follows Medstar NRH documentation policy. Writes legible, comprehensive conference reports, patient flowsheets, time off checklists and all other written documents in a timely manner. Completes outcome data according to department guidelines. PRODUCTIVITY AND TIME MANAGEMENT: Demonstrates effective time management and meets productivity expectations. Meets established productivity targets. Maintains accurate schedules for all patients and professional activities. Is timely, punctual, and is prepared for work schedule and meetings. TEACHING: Resident will teach students and physical therapists. Resident will develop a scholarly project which will reflect advanced knowledge of research and neurologic physical therapist practice.