Job Information

University of Utah Physical Therapist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 12/20/2023

Requisition Number PRN14432N

Job Title PS Physical Therapist

Working Title Physical Therapist

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week PRN

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00201 - PhysicalTher/Athletic Training

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $40 - $50 DOE

Close Date

Job Summary

This position will work alongside researchers to implement and evaluate physical therapy interventions as part of clinical trials. This position evaluates and implements physical therapy to patients with neurological injuries or to patients with other acute or chronic physical disabilities through the use of physical therapy techniques, to relieve pain, restore physical functioning and facilitate independence. The incumbent may be involved in the prevention of disabilities or injury re-occurrence. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities

• Evaluates and assesses the patient’s abilities and limitations.

• Establishes plan of treatment and goals based on the referral and evaluation of functional skills, joint mobility, gait, developmental reflexes, muscle strength, tone, and coordination, sensation tests, and other measures to ensure rapid patient recovery.

• Implements therapy according to the established plan, utilizing appropriate procedures, equipment and techniques within the scope of physical therapy.

• May participate in wound management through wound debridement, dressing changes, exercise, stretching and splinting.

• Recommends adaptive equipment, completes the equipment justification forms and arranges for the delivery of equipment.

• Re-evaluates patients, assesses their progress and makes recommendations regarding discharge.

• Consults and co-treats with other patient care team members to discuss patient progress, set objectives for patient treatment and integrate physical treatment with other activities.

• Educates the patient and/or caregiver about the findings of the evaluation, established goals of the physical therapy program, plan of treatment, home programs, injury prevention and other related information.

• Evaluates home or work environments and makes physical barrier modification or ergonomic recommendations.

• May assist with research program development and training physical therapy and graduate students.

• May provide in-services for staff, other departments and the community.

• Provides documentation of patient care according to established criteria.

• Participates in continuous quality improvement projects and dissemination of research findings

• Supervises the patient care activities of aides, assistants, attendants, students and volunteers.

• Participates in in-services, medical conferences, staff meetings, continuing education courses, team meetings and other related activities.

Problem Solving

• Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

• Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

• Current knowledge of safety issues needed in the treatment of patients, especially regarding body substance precautions and body mechanics to protect self, patients and personnel working with therapists.

• Ability to participate in rotations of work area, weekends and week-day hours and assigned holidays.

• Ability to follow ethical guidelines outlined by the American Physical Therapy Association.

• Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit.

• Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Comments

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

• This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Minimum Qualifications

Required

Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Current license to practice as a Physical Therapist in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the Physical Therapy Compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Physical Therapy Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

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