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Physical Therapist
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James Cancer Hospital/CCC
Rehab Services Acute Care
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Position summary

Physical Therapist (Job Opening 445256) - Scope of Position Internal Resource Pool (IRP) Rehabilitation team members are licensed or certified professionals (physical therapists),, who work within a specific team structure to offer inpatient rehabilitation services. These services are offered primarily to the James Cancer Hospital CCCT, and UH acute-care hospital, but could also include assignment to the acute-inpatient rehabilitation facility (Dodd Hall). Service is to patients who have disorders and conditions associated primarily with stroke, or other neurogenic disorders, brain injury, orthopedic problems, burns, amputations, or chronic pain. The therapy staff still reports to the rehabilitation manager for all supervisory tasks. Position Summary Each rehabilitation team member is first a part of a group effort to provide care within a continuous performance improvement environment, and secondly a distinct professional who provides specific contributions to the team approach. Team members assess patients and establish together plans of care; provide a wide variety of treatment techniques; provide education and support to patients and families; and facilitate continuing care planning. Team members evaluate quality of services and participate in outcomes management activities. Although team members report directly to a rehabilitation manager, they are also responsible to each other, to those they supervise (rehab assistants and aides) and to other participants in patient care activities, including attending and resident physicians, nurses, their support staff, and Case Managers, Patient Care Resource Managers, to assure coordination of services and programs. A team member embraces the Intensive Caring values of the organization and uses them to guide interactions with others.

Education and experience

All rehabilitation team members must be licensed or certified with the respective profession (physical therapy), and meet the educational and/or certification requirements established by their professions (physical therapists must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degrees). All academic degrees must have been granted from an accredited institution. All licensed professionals must be cleared through the National Database of Practitioners. Typically, one-two years experience working in a medical setting is preferred for all professionals hired.