Sports Physical Therapist - PRN

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Position Details

Department: PCH-SE | Sports PT
Category: Rehab/Therapy
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 736960
Posted On: 4/8/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: This is for a PRN position. The employee with fill vacancies at various clinics across the valley.

This position provides outpatient orthopedic & sports physical therapy services primarily to a pediatric population from school age through adolescence/young adulthood. The applicant should be adept and comfortable independently managing the complete continuum of professional services from patient access to appropriate coding and billing practices according to legal/ethical guidelines and hospital policy. Performs evaluations, program planning, and treatment of patients using exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, joint and soft tissue mobilization, taping, electrical stimulation, thermal modalities, etc. specific to age, athletic activity, and developmental/functional level determined by assessment. This position will demonstrate an understanding of billing and coding practices as appropriate for professional outpatient services and its revenue cycle.

Position Duties

  1. Evaluates and treats patients with a wide range of sports injury and orthopedic related diagnoses including but not limited to: musculoskeletal injuries, overuse syndromes, neurologic insults, and trauma. Possesses skills to apply evidence-based, age and sport appropriate principals to all aspects of care including but not limited to:
    • Demonstrates knowledge of typical development as it relates to athletic activity, whether competitive or recreational, both team and individual.
    • Uses pediatric and athletic activity-based behavior management strategies and matches diagnostic/therapeutic interventions to age/ability of the child, using a framework of family-centered care.
    • Establishes treatment plans with functional/measurable goals and target time frames. Obtains mutual agreement upon discussion with family/guardian.
    • Implements patient’s plan of care using treatment modalities including but not limited to: exercise, neuromuscular re-education, joint and soft tissue mobilization, taping, electrical stimulation, thermal modalities as prescribed by a physician. This may include recommendations for dynamic bracing/orthotics to maximize function.
    • Performs patient/family teaching for maximizing function and return to activity/sport within the home/community and implementation of home program.
    • Provides care as outlined in the Standards of Care section of the APTA and PCH Policies & Procedures Manual.
  2. Maintains appropriate and timely documentation in compliance with Joint Commission, state/federal guidelines, and CARF standards, including participation in Total Quality Management.
  3. Organizes, coordinates, and collaborates with other disciplines within PCH and resources within the community in order to maximize value and effectiveness of plan of care. Participates in and contributes to discharge planning, care conferences, sport re-entry, patient and family education, and outpatient rounds.
  4. Builds and maintains rapport within the department, PCH, and community, while professionally interacting with physicians, families, and hospital/community personnel. This includes preparation and participation in in-service training programs. Supervises and directs rehab technician and/or students, providing input into their performance evaluations.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. BS or higher degree from a school accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Required
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Sports/Orthopedic physical therapy setting
Required
2. 2 years experience treating, coaching or teaching ages 7-18
Required
3. 2 years of athletic experience as a player, coach, official, etc.
Preferred
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Possess a current Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy license, prior to start date.
Required
2. Possess AZ DPS fingerprint clearance card prior to start date
Preferred
3. Possess American Heart Association`s BLS certification prior to start date
Required
4. Holds, or is eligible to obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) to render and bill for independent professional services prior to start date
Required
5. Certified Clinical Specialist (SCS, OCS), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Preferred
6. Dry Needling Certification
Preferred
7. Tool Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification
Preferred
8. Kinesiology or Specialty Taping Certification
Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Constantly
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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