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EntityMedical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)
DepartmentCC000251 MUHA | CHS - Administration - Therapeutic Services
Pay Rate TypeSalary
Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Work ShiftDay (United States of America)
Job Description SummaryThe Physical Therapist I reports to the Rehab Manager. The Physical Therapist I develops and provides optimal patient care by planning and implementing a physical therapy program to individuals based upon age-specific and population specific needs utilizing a developmental and patient/family directed approach. Patient populations served: infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric for a variety of diagnosis to include but not limited to: neurologic, orthopedic, post surgical, pediatric, medically complex, inpatient or outpatient throughout the hospital system.
Consult with patients to learn about their physical condition and symptoms and review their medical history and referrals from doctors or surgeons. Diagnose movement dysfunction by listening to patients and observing them as they move about. Develop an individualized treatment plan. Coach patients and teach them therapeutic exercises and stretches to improve their condition. Use hands-on therapy such as massage to ease patients’ pain and provide stimulation to promote healing. Maintain patient records by keeping track of goals and progress while adapting treatment plans accordingly. Advise patients and their families on in-home treatment options and what to expect from the recovery process.
Additional Job Description
Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and from an accredited program and licensure by the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Considerable knowledge of entry level evaluation and therapeutic interventions in physical therapy. Excellent communication skills. Applicant must be accepted into the OCS residency program at MUSC College of Health Professions, Division of Physical Therapy.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensure by the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.
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