Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
Provide physical the rapy services to patients/clients who haveimpairments, functional limita tions, disabilities, or changes inphysical function and health status re sulting from injury, disease, orother causes; provide prevention and wel lness services, includingscreenings and health promotion. The senior ser vesas a resource personfor the team and the department: participates in orientation of newstaff therapists, physicians and other health personne l.The seniorparticipates in teaching activities for physical therapy and otherhealth related students. The physical therapist works within practi ceguidelines as defined by North Carolina state law.
Work Pe rformed
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level: See Departmen tal criteriafor each duty listed, and Departmental criteria for clinical ladder.Physical TherapistDemonstrate & articulate sound clinical rea soning in synthesizingcomplex evaluation data identifying diagnosis andd eveloping acomprehensive plan of care.Develop and update appropriate pla n of care in collaboration with thepatient/family and related to theper son's age and lifestyle withmeasurable long and short term goals anda de fined D/C planUnderstand the roleof physical therapy in the contextof t he patient'sage, total needs perspective and environmentPerform ageappro priate competency skills in area of practice and withrespect to individu al patient's problems.Follow intervention protocols and alter planof car e appropriately.Discharge patient when goals have been met or medical ne cessity is nolonger warrants intervention.Establish provisions for conti nuing services/follow up as needed.Meet competency skills for evaluation s in area of practice.Consistently meet patient care productivitystandar d as established forjob classification.Work cooperatively with superviso rs and peers to contribute to theoverall productivity of the team.Utiliz e support personnel (aides, sr aides, assistants) as appropriateand avai lable.Actively support and participate in patient coverage efforts acros s alldivisions within the department as necessary.Assess the learning ne eds and capabilities of patients and caregivers.Initiate patientand fami ly education in a timely mannerrelative toage, LOS, readinessto learn, and emotional status.Utilize appropriate methods and materialsfor effect ive learning,monitoring response to education, and adapting program appr opriately.Ensure that patient/family understands when and howto access f urtherintervention.Patient care documentation is timely, legible, and ef ficient.Documentation is concise, pertinent and meets the professions an ddepartments documentation standards.Oral reporting is clear, concise, r elevant, and timely.Perform allrequired data collection forthe departme nt accurately andwithin expected time frame.Peer review standards are co nsistently met.Provide clinical education experiences for students as re quested bysupervisor and established by CCCETake 1-2 students for long t erm clinical rotation (Therapist of > 1yrexperience).Adjustsupervisory t echniques for individual student's needs.Provide outreachand learning ac tivities as requested which may include:in-services on related topics, g enerating referrals, interacting withvolunteers or visitors.Participate in data collection for research activities to enhanceclinical outcomes.P erform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to push-pull, li ft-carry, and transfer patients.
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Bachelor's degree or certification in physical therapy, with Master's or Clinical Doctorate in physical therapy preferred.
None beyond required education, although more experience may be preferred at times.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current Physical Therapist license in North Carolina
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