About Carson Tahoe Health
Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) is a not-for-profit healthcare system with 240 licensed acute care beds. Serving a population of over 250,000, CTH features two hospitals, two urgent cares, an emergent care center, outpatient services and a provider network with 19 regional locations. The system is headquartered on a beautiful master planned 80-acre medical campus nestled among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in North Carson City. As the system's cornerstone, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center (CTRMC), voted 5th most beautiful hospital in the nation, was the first Baby-Friendly designated hospital in Nevada. Also included on the campus is Carson Tahoe Sierra Surgery, a 15-bed boutique surgery center, Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, an affiliate of Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, and the award-winning Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center.
SUMMARY: Provides direct patient care in Physical Therapy services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Examines patient's medical history, evaluates their physical abilities, determines their potential to respond to therapy and develops treatment plans. Supervision of the Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) and technician in delivery of Physical Therapy services. Educates patients and families in appropriate physical therapy methods.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 1.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology. 2.
Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress. 3.
Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the patient and patient family. 4.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 5.
Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports. 6.
Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures. 7.
Ability to plan, develop and implement physical therapy programs. 8.
Ability to perform diagnostic tests and evaluations for physical therapy patients.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1.
High school diploma or equivalent required. 2.
Graduate from an APTA accredited physical therapy program. Physical Therapy
licensure in the State of Nevada or current interim permit. 3.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. 4.
Demonstrates a knowledge base related to the following through annual evaluations and education documentation: a.
Collection and processing of data related to physiological and
psychosocial needs of patients. b.
Identification of Physical Therapy diagnosis. c.
Development of a comprehensive plan of care for physical therapy
Implementation of a physical therapy plan of care. e.
Evaluation and modification of care based on observable patient
Experience working with adult/geriatric/general population preferred. 6.
Ortho and Stroke experience is highly preferred. 7.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. 8.
Comfortable working with computers