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Physical Therapist (Sports Medicine) PRN

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  PRN
Requisition #:  30419

JOB SUMMARY

Provides the highest quality age-appropriate care for patients newborn to 20 years of age within the scope of practice and established standards for physical therapy. Functions effectively as a member of the rehabilitation team. Supports the mission of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This role will float to all 14 sports medicine locations.  

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science from accredited school

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Georgia physical therapy license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • Experience in entry level

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Master's or doctorate degree in physical therapy

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Knowledge of pediatric theory and practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective communication of information
  • Positive interpersonal skills and ability to function in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment
  • Travel to other Children's Healthcare of Atlanta locations based on patient census, program development, and/or contract obligations with physician practices

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Evaluates patients, meeting established standards.
  2. Plans and implements effective and appropriate treatment so that functional outcomes are achieved.
  3. Completes documentation, meeting departmental standards for content, accuracy, and timeliness.
  4. Includes family/caregiver in patient care and provides effective education and documentation appropriate for learning needs of patient and family.
  5. Provides supervision to physical therapist assistants, rehab aides, and students as assigned.
  6. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, and ALL = all ages.
  7. Participates in maintaining and monitoring the work environment to ensure a continual state of Joint Commission readiness.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

Location:  Children's at Forsyth  -  410 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA  30041
Function:  Allied Health - Rehab


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Pediatric, Sports Medicine, Patient Care, Physical Therapy, Healthcare