- Full Time
Looking for a workplace that values your energetic, flexible and team approach?Want to collaborate with professionals motivated to be their best every day? Consider Orthopedic Acute Inpatient - in partnership with the Joint Replacement program at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital . This position is integral to our successful Joint Replacement program- requires excellent teamwork and flexibilty. Provides therapeutic care including assessment, planning, and implementation of treatment for patient care. Interdisciplinary teamwork - daily interaction with surgeons, physician assistants, nurse post acute care coordinators, and our excellent therapy staff. Flex your weekday schedule to include some evening hours, with only one weekend shift a month required. Work ONLY in Orthopedics with NO mandatory rotations to other areas, with the option to pick up shifts as desired. Expand your knowledge with experienced co-workers. Our program has been awarded Joint Commission specialty recognition for hip and knee services. Qualifications EDUCATION: License to practice Physical Therapy in the State of Maryland. EXPERIENCE: Experience with inpatient orthopedics is preferred. LICENSE/CERT/REG: License to practice Physical Therapy in the State of Maryland. SKILLS: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Advances professional knowledge to ensure quality patient care and program excellence. Enhances growthand development and enriches personal knowledge and skill through participation in educational programsand affiliations. Assists with orientation and mentoring of new staff, students, and volunteers. Supervises students,volunteers, assistants, and technicians as requested. Completes or works towards completion of annual goal(s). Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to departmentpolicies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Documents in compliance with professional, agency, and payor requirements. Evaluates patients within a wide variety of settings, targets critical issues, and establishes a baseline and aplan of treatment that facilitates improvements in patient outcomes.Identifies limitations of patient, incorporates appropriate assessment tools and procedures, establishes measurable long- and short-term goals, and determines how specific problems interfere with function. Incorporates patient and care giver participation in treatment, goals, and discharge planning. Develops andimplements discharge planning needs early by initiating patient and care giver participation as well asequipment procurement. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in meetings and oncommittees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Performs other duties as assigned. Revises treatment as necessary for optimal patient improvement. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.