Clinical Specialist Physical Therapist
Full time; Day Shift; 80 hours per pay period; Inpatient care
Minimum Education: Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy Program
Minimum Experience: New graduate considered. Prefer 1+ years of acute care experience or greater.
Licensure Requirement: Current Tennessee Physical Therapy License.
Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria:
1.Advanced clinical practice including evaluation and specialized treatment of patients.
a. Performs patient evaluations (initial, progress, and discharge evaluations), establishes treatment plans, makes recommendations, and sets goals in accordance with patient needs and evidence based practice.
b. Meets established targets for passive/active treatment ratios
c. Involves patient and family in treatment, education and goal setting. Coordinates with other medical personnel regarding patients progress, needs and discharge planning.
d. Demonstrates knowledge and competency including providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
2.Serves as resource person for staff and senior staff on an ongoing basis.
a. In collaboration with the nurse educator, provides education/mentorship to all staff personal.
b. Development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care and evidence based practice:
Evidence base practice protocols
Clinical outcomes analysis and communication to team
New policy development
3. Maintains and updates patient documentation in accordance with professional, departmental, organizational, and payer guidelines and timeframes. Maintains established targets for compliance with chart audits.
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