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Title: Physical Therapist - Pediatric
Location: United States-Idaho-Idaho Falls-Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
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This position is responsible for initial and on going assessment related to patient condition, history, physician referral, and/or plan of care. Responsibilities include direct rehab therapy intervention, based on the individualized assessment, interdisciplinary treatment plan and established priorities, for performance issues including, but not limited to:
Fine motor delays/disorders, sensory-motor integrative disorder, neuro-developmental disorder, visual-motor/perceptual disorders, motor planning/coordination disorders, strength and range of motion/joint mobility, traumatic brain injury, functional independence tasks, cranio-facial therapy/myofascial release, lymphedema, integration of central and peripheral nervous systems as related to, or impacted by injury, illness, or developmental difficulty assists in selection and fitting of wheelchairs and other DME, planning successful and effective co-treatments with other rehab therapies, developing home programs, and completing family training, as related to, or impacted by injury, illness, or developmental difficulty.
The Pediatric Specialist in Physical Therapy is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of injuries, diseases and disabilities. Intervention in these areas occurs through the application of state-of-the-art therapy procedures and modalities in accordance with, and adherence to all federal rules and regulations, the discipline specific Practice Act, and rules and regulations established by the State of Idaho Department of Professional Licensing, and all department and hospital policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of practice.
Must be a graduate of an accredited Rehab Therapy educational program in Physical Therapy, be certified by the APTA, and hold a current Idaho State license, or eligible for same.
Preferrable: in addition to the university/college degree in Physical Therapy, must possess advanced university/college degree in pediatric related fields such as Early Intervention, Special Education, Education, Child and Family Services, Child Development, etc., and/or specialized certifications in pediatric therapy related areas.
Must maintain the standards of the professional and ethical practice in the provision of the full scope of therapy services.
Must have and maintain a current AHA CPR for Healthcare Providers certification.
Has frequent interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other departments, patients and their families.
Must have the sensitivity, maturity, and ability to communicate clearly and concisely.