Physical Therapist – Sparrow Eaton

Position’s Location: Charlotte, MI

Job Description

General Purpose of Job:
Develops and implements physical therapy treatment plans for assigned patients; evaluates and modifies patient care treatments as appropriate. Assumes responsibility for creating experience-based service.

Essential Duties:

  • Consistently exemplifies “on-stage” behavior.
  • Is responsible for creating a destination, experience-based service; delivers customized experiences using patient profiles.
  • Completes initial physical therapy evaluations and develops a treatment plan of care for assigned patients; coordinates acquisition of needed adaptive devices, durable medical equipment and orthoses.
  • Provides physical therapy treatment including gait training, transfer training, balance training, strengthening, stretching and other modalities.
  • Documents patient treatments, initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summaries in a timely manner and in accordance with Hospital policies and insurance requirements.
  • Performs physical therapy re-evaluations to assess patient progress; recommends changes to the treatment plan of care as appropriate.
  • Communicates regularly with physicians, interdisciplinary team members, patient families, insurance companies and others regarding patient’s treatment and progress.
  • Instructs and teaches patients in safe transfers, activities of daily living, correct ambulation, therapeutic exercises and correct usage of exercise equipment; trains family members and caregivers on various therapeutic procedures and home exercises.
  • Provides guidance to assigned staff.  Duties include, but are not limited to, assigning and reviewing work, training, co-signing documentation.  Provides supervision to PTAs and Rehab Aides.
  • Schedules patient treatments/appointments along with referring patients to other hospital services.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service programs as required.
  • Assists in maintaining therapy equipment and treatment areas; orders supplies as necessary.
  • Supports and serves as a role model for our mission, vision, values, and customer service initiatives. Adheres to the organization’s policies & procedures, and compliance guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

General Requirements
  • Valid State of Michigan Physical Therapist License
  • CPR/BCLS certification
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Proof of current Automobile Insurance
Work Experience
  • Minimum of one year of related physical therapy experience or school-based experience
EducationBachelor’s (or advanced) degree in Physical Therapy
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of physical therapy theory and techniques
  • Knowledge of accrediting and regulatory standards and hospital policies related to the provision of rehabilitation services including HIPAA confidentiality and JCAHO mandates
  • Written and computer skills necessary to prepare required documentation
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate, orally and in written form, with patients, families, physicians, health care professionals, and insurance companies in the exchange of information. Presents self in a warm, professional and caring manner.
  • Demonstrates professional appearance.
  • Skills necessary to provide guidance, training, prioritize and review the work of assigned staff
  • Analytical ability to develop treatment plans based on physical therapy theory and incorporation of patient and physician goals
  • Mental ability to complete required documentation in a timely manner, deal with the concerns of patients and their families, and handle frequent scheduling changes
  • Physical ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, transfer/lift/ reposition patients, assist patients with exercises, properly operate rehabilitation equipment/devices, and access patient homes which may not be barrier free

This position is located at AL!VE. AL!VE is an experience-based destination health park that provides inspiration and support for the greater Charlotte and mid-Michigan communities to transform, empower, and enhance their personal well-being.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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