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Physical Therapist - Per Diem at St. Luke's University Health Network

Physical Therapist - Per Diem

St. Luke's University Health Network Allentown, PA Part-Time


St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

Evaluates, plans and administers physical therapy treatment programs for referred patients, both inpatient and outpatient, to restore function, give pain relief and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of body part.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs and documents initial patient evaluations thoroughly and accurately in a timely fashion.
  • Establishes realistic, attainable short-term and long-term goals with each patient.
  • Performs therapeutic exercises effectively and appropriately.
  • Implements, and revises as necessary, effective progressive treatment programs taking evaluative findings into consideration.
  • Administers therapeutic modalities and programs appropriately and effectively, including hot/cold pack, ultrasound, massage, electrical stimulation, whirlpool and wound care.
  • Fits assistive, prosthetic and orthotic devices and provides appropriate training.
  • Performs appropriate discharge planning, instructs patients and family member(s) in home programs.
  • Documents accurately, in a timely manner, including initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summaries.
  • Provides on-premises supervision of Physical Therapist Assistants and aides.
  • Assists in orienting new staff Physical Therapists.
  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment and knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the age of the patient treated (neonate, pediatric, adolescent or geriatric).

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to sit for up to ninety minutes at a time.  Be able to tolerate standing for thirty to forty-five minutes consecutively.  Must be able to use hands/fingers to manipulate dials on machines.  Must have the ability to lift/move patients up to 300 lbs., push/pull patients weighing up to 300 lbs.  Must have the ability to frequently stoop/bend, squat, crouch, kneel and reach above shoulder level.  Must be capable of tactile sensation as it relates to feeling for muscle spasms, texture and skin temperature.  Must have the ability to hear as it relates to normal conversation and ability to hear call bells.  Must be capable of seeing as it relates to general vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision.

EDUCATION/LICENSURE:

Pennsylvania Physical Therapy license in good standing required with employment within State of Pennsylvania. New Jersey Physical Therapy license in good standing required with employment within state of New Jersey. Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Doctorate Degree preferred.

 TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Current CPR certification. Successful completion of required affiliations and/or CEU’s to maintain licensure.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address.  Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.  Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable.  It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.  Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!





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