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Physical Therapist

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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  • Healthcare
  • Construction / Skilled Trades
UMC Health System
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Title: Physical Therapist
JobID: 5106
About UMC:
UMC is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care. UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech University which helps assist UMC’s mission and supports Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!

UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

PART I - General Job / Performance Information

  • Education and Experience:
    • Bachelors, Master’s, or Doctorate Degree in an accredited physical therapy program. Licensed to practice as a physical therapist within the State. At least two years’ experience in physical therapy. Community home health experience is preferred.
  • Environmental / Working Conditions:
    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
    • General office, client/patient home setting, exposure to infectious diseases, automobile
  • Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships:
    • This position requires skills to communicate effectively with patient/client, family members, medical staff, ancillary areas, and contract agencies to facilitate a quality multi-disciplinary approach to patient care
  • Job Description:
    • The Physical Therapist plans, conducts, and evaluates the prescribed physical therapy program for patients to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability following disease, injury, loss of body parts or birth defects, as set forth by the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations:
    • Licensed to practice as a physical therapist within the State.
  • Physical Capabilities:
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • This work requires moderately heavy physical exertion on a regular and recurring basis while assisting patients to transfer activities and providing substantial support to individuals while in ambulation therapy. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision. Depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Skills and Abilities:
    • Ability to communicate effectively with patient/client, family members, physicians, clinical management and staff.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general health care periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
    • Ability to write clinical reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions using professional judgement.
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • Caring attitude, empathy, tact, and patience
    • Licensed driver

Job Type: Full time
Category: Allied Health
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