Voted “Best Physical Therapy” in North Idaho 2021.
This licensed, professional position is responsible for physical therapy evaluation, treatment planning and implementation, education and coaching, and discharge planning for patients in accordance with established clinical policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality care. As a member of the patient’s health care team, the Physical Therapist assumes responsibility for communication of patient related issues with appropriate team members and/or other clinic staff. Physical Therapist contributes to the growth of the clinic through various relationship-building efforts by providing excellent service to all customers. We have seasoned therapists who can mentor new graduates!
- Clinically, your primary duty is to excel as a Physical Therapist and provide the highest quality of care for your patients, which meets OPTI standards. Your patients are your priority; before acting, think about how any of your actions affect patient care.
- Evaluate patients using accepted standards of practice by the State of Idaho.
- Attend education courses in order to excel in your profession as a physical therapist; skill development & knowledge.
- Supports OPTI’s mission and core values.
- Review & analyze any referring medical information sent by the physician prior to Initial Evaluation.
- Assess the patient thoroughly & analyze the patient’s condition in its entirety.
- When devising a Plan of Care, be thoughtful & analytical to your Patient’s specific needs; remember: Every Patient is Different.
- During your initial evaluation, stress the importance of compliance and adherence to the treatment plan; convey this concept by giving examples of success stories under HIPAA guidelines; enlist Patient Compliance.
- Make sure the treatment plan you have outlined is signed by the referring physician; this is ultimately your responsibility.
- Implement the Plan of Care and monitor patient progression; adjust accordingly; update treatment plan monthly or more frequently, if warranted.
- Direct & supervise physical therapy assistants and techs.
- Educate your patients & instruct them on home exercises; the goal is for them to be able to maintain their progress after their therapy protocol has finished.
- Comply with company standards in patient outcomes reporting and maintains acceptable level of (clinical and patient satisfaction) outcomes performance.
- Adhere to all policies and procedures including regulatory requirements with regard to infection control, practicing universal precautions, sanitation, and safety and disaster preparedness.
- Customize protocols per OPTI Physician client.
- Evaluate, recommend, and assist in obtaining adaptive equipment as needed. Adapt equipment and techniques for use in home setting to assure optimum function and safety. Provide consultation or makes appropriate referrals regarding resources in the community.
- Communicate regularly with OSSM Physician client concerning patient care either in person, email, text, phone or some combination; this is the central theme of an OSSM managed facility; it is what separates us conceptually from other facilities.
- Communicate clearly & effectively with patients, OPTI’ers, & Physicians.
- Communicate with your Clinic Director & Office Manager on any issues that arise.
- Coordinate with the Clinic Director and Office Manager on administrative matters that relate to punctuality, work schedules, PTO requests etc.
- Communicate with your patients during the initial evaluation & subsequent treatments in a manner that puts them at ease and builds confidence in your abilities; encourage Patients to maintain a positive, healthy attitude toward their rehabilitation & share HIPAA compliant success stories.
- Make sure you call/email specific patients, if warranted in your clinical judgment, during treatment, OR after they are discharged.
- Negotiate conflicts amongst another OPTI’er or patient with professionalism; always conduct yourself in a professional manner including use of language, internet, cell phone & disruptive behavior; represent OPTI successfully.
- Ensure Complete Confidentiality on issues concerning other OPTI’ers except with OPTI Management.
- Manage your time effectively so patients are greeted with a smile & their waiting time is limited.
- Complete & submit documentation in EMR for billing of services in a timely manner. All documentation and billing must be completed within 48 hours or by 8 am on Monday for the previous week.
- Code your services in the EMR system along with modifiers and submit to billing.
- Manage any “down-time” so as to finish any incomplete work or assist another OPTI’er during the ebbs and flows of a workday.
- Attend at least (1) CEU course per anniversary year-this is a requirement; skill development & training are important concepts in the OPTI Culture. CEU funds are provided by OPTI for full time therapy staff.
- Attend required team meetings and participates in clinic program planning and policy discussions as appropriate
- Coordinate/attend/and possibly present at an In-Service for Clinicians; these are usually for 30 minutes during a lunch hour or whenever possible to share knowledge after a Clinician comes back from a course or learns something new. The designated Clinician is expected to make a presentation and discuss particular topic(s) during meeting.
- PTO requests must be signed off by the Clinic Director and the Office Manager.
- Become cross-trained in scheduling & other appropriate duties; perform these different functions when necessary.
- Comply with ALL OPTI protocols & policies.
- Make sure Scheduling/Efficiency/Productivity Parameters are met Weekly/Monthly.
- The following statistics are tracked by individual therapists on the “Efficiency Template”
- Number of Patients Seen
- Number of Time Slots
- Individual Efficiency
- Ability to be flexible with schedule as position may occasionally require extra hours including evenings and weekends to absorb patient volume and other clinic activities as necessary.
- Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree
- 3 years of experience as a physical therapist in outpatient orthopedics preferred
- Current physical therapist license
- Maintain current CPR certification
- Basic knowledge HIPAA and OSHA Compliance
- Efficient in the use of EMR, scheduling software and standard office equipment
Essential Functions (Physical):
- Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function.
- Majority of the shift is spent standing.
- Frequent reaching, stooping and twisting when filing, accessing records and answering telephone
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Read a variety of printed and handwritten materials, computerized reports, manuals, and correspondence.
- Communicates with patients, physicians, families and co-workers in person and on the telephone.
- Demonstrates understanding of and practices principles of effective teamwork, including maintaining positive, collaborative, and constructive interpersonal relationships.
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy Institute operates in a professional office environment. Days and hours of work are conducted Monday thru Friday during normal business hours. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
- This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy Institute has multiple locations and travel may be required.