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Physical Therapy Resident - Neurologic

Company: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Resident spends more than half of their time providing clinical services to patients across inpatient rehabilitation teams (Brain Injury, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury) and outpatient therapy department with mentorship from designated MFB clinical staff. Resident Assumes full responsibility for evaluating patient's need for physical therapy. Plans and executes individual treatment programs in accordance with the laws and regulations of the State of Michigan. Develops treatment skills through continuing education, mentoring meetings with physical therapy staff, physicians and other clinicians.
Resident spends remaining time completing programmatic assigned didactics, conducting scientific inquiry project and assisting with teaching responsibilities at Grand Valley State University as assigned per program requirements. Presents scientific inquiry project findings in Grand Rounds upon completion of Residency Program.
All applications are due by February 13, 2022Click here to begin your application: https://rfptcas.liaisoncas.com
Interviews will be held in early March with a March 21st offer week.
Essential Clinical Job ResponsibilitiesProvides patient care.

  • Evaluates patient condition.
  • Establishes treatment objectives, written treatment plan, and administers treatment for each patient according to the stated objectives. Delegates responsibilities to physical therapist assistants and rehabilitation technicians as appropriate.
  • Re-evaluates patient's status and effects of treatment. Revises treatment plan as necessary.
  • Evaluates patient's need for medical equipment and orders the appropriate equipment as necessary. Evaluates equipment upon delivery and instructs patient, patient's family and health care workers on its use.
  • Participates in planning for patient discharge by considering patient, family, community support/services and environmental limitations.
    Documents patient's status and progress through initial evaluation, progress notes, and discharge summary according to established time standards.
    Communicates with others to integrate physical therapy treatment with all aspects of patient care.
    • Participates in conferences/discussions and exchange of written records with other interdisciplinary team members to integrate physical therapy treatment plan.
      • Instructs the patient and the family in physical therapy procedures as part of the home program. Provides written instructions as necessary.
        • Instructs the visiting public, medical students, physicians, and other professionals in the methods of and objectives in area of expertise.
          Attends various meetings and in-services as designated.
          Functions as a patient advocate and maintains patient confidentiality.
          Other Job Responsibilities:
          • Provides discipline specific coverage within the Mary Free Bed System as requested.
          • Participates in program development as requested.
          • Supports program operations as assigned.
          • Conducts and fulfills all didactic, teaching and scientific inquiry project functions required for completion of residency program
          • Physical Demands: The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients; the ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb; the ability to hear, speak, write, and see (correctable vision); the ability to frequently lift up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds; the ability to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment; the ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
            Customer Service Responsibilities:Demonstrates excellent customer service behaviors consistent with organizational and departmental standards. Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication with co-workers. Deals discretely and sensitively with confidential information.
            Responsibilities in Quality Improvement:Contributes by identifying problems and seeking solutions. Promotes patient/family satisfaction where possible; participates in departmental efforts to monitor and report customer service.Commitment to Diversity, Equity and InclusionEmbrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, by:
            • Treating everyone with dignity and respect
            • Opening more doors to opportunities for underrepresented cultures
            • Growing talent and people
            • Evaluating and eliminating disparities
            • Taking action against injustices, bias and racism
            • Honoring our differences and how to collaborate
            • Educating staff, patients and the communities we care for
            • Restoring Hope and Freedom, together
              Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):
              • Graduate of Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
              • Licensure with the State of Michigan.
              • Possesses and maintains BLS certification to meet department/program protocol.
              • Physical Demands
                • The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients.
                • The ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb.
                • The ability to hear, speak, write, and see (correctable vision).
                • The ability to frequently lift up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds.
                • The ability to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment.
                • The ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
                  Reporting Relationship:Program Coordinator or Director, clinical program manager or team lead for patient care needs
                  Application deadline is February 13, 2022
                  Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected characteristic.

Keywords: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids , Physical Therapy Resident - Neurologic, Healthcare , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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