The Physical Therapy Resident, under the supervision of a physical therapist, conducts Physical Therapy evaluations and treatment interventions for patients upon physician referral to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability, and will receive training, in association and cooperation with its affiliated participating institutions, in accredited (or in process of) physical therapy residency medical education programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Performs comprehensive evaluation, upon receipt of a written or verbal consultation, to develop a physical therapy treatment plan and goals.
Reviews the medical records and patient history, selects and accurately performs appropriate tests and measurements.
Administers physical therapy interventions, and documents and communicates information regarding patient status and treatment to ensure information is shared with appropriate parties.
Establishes rapport with patient in a professional manner, maintains effective communication with superior and other patient care givers regarding patient care.
Maintains accurate records and prepares timely reports according to departmental and regulatory policies, procedures and guidelines.
Participate fully in additional educational and scholarly activities of the program and as are required assume responsibility for teaching and supervision other residents and students.
Maintains an understanding of home care reimbursement system practices.
Attends professional education programs, and reviews current physical therapy and medical literature.
Presents or facilitates staff in service training, as directed.
Communicate effectively with their mentoring therapist a minimum of 10% working hours regarding the findings of their evaluation, physical examination, interpretation of diagnostic test, and intended interventions on a continuous basis.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Must possess problem solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job.
Must possess good communication skills and be able to relate professionally and positively to patients, patient's family members, and facility staff.
Exhibits strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and coworkers.
Possesses proficient computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems and standard Rehabilitation equipment.
Demonstrate professional and technical competence in the selection, evaluation, utilization of treatment plans
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Masters' or Bachelors plus 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
Physical Therapist (PT)
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS withing 30 days of hire or transfer.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!