Vanderbilt University Medical Center Physical Therapist 2 Adult - VUMC MNPS Wellness Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee

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Overview ofVUMC Rehab

Rehabilitation Services at Vanderbilt are provided in multiple inpatient and outpatient settings including the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, VanderbiltChildrens Hospital at http://www.vanderbiltchildrens.com/ , VanderbiltOrthopaedic Institute at http://orthopaedics.vanderbilt.edu/ , Vanderbilt Dayani Center at http://www.dayanicenter.org/ , VanderbiltBill Wilkerson Center at https://ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/aboutbw , PhysicalMedicine & Rehabilitation at https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/pmr/ and Vanderbilt-StallworthRehabilitation Hospital at http://www.vanderbiltstallworthrehab.com/ .

Professionals represented in our rehabilitation programs include Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Certified Athletic Trainers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, and Neuropsychologists. These professionals participate as essential members of various multidisciplinary teams providing care based on best practices and with a focus on the patient and family.

Our programs in rehabilitation extend to our community for continuous learning and support of future professionals. With over 70 contracts to professional schools across the United States, we provide training for over 50 occupational and physical therapy students and 60 audiologist and speech-language pathologists annually. We host many continuing education workshops annually. A majority of these are open to a variety of medical professionals as we strive to share our knowledge and remain current in the latest therapy techniques, theories, and regulations that govern our practice.

Our Rehabilitation programs are actively involved in continuous quality improvement through Focus Teams charged with the improvement of a service area through ensuring evidenced based practice, continued competencies for staff, and consistency of practice and documentation. To learn more about any of our service areas, extensive programs for students, or employment and educational opportunities, explore our Rehabilitation Services at VUMC REHAB at https://ww2.mc.vanderbilt.edu/rehabilitationservices/

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides physical therapy services to adult patients with a holistic approach as a member of the MNPS Continuity of Care Wellness Team at Vanderbilt Health’s state of the art MNPS Wellness Center in the Clinic settings under occasional guidance. Actively collaborates with the health care/educational team to meet patient care, outcomes and system improvement objectives. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at https://hr.mc.vanderbilt.edu/careers/requirements/PhysicalRequirementsGroup57.pdf .

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzes comprehensive information from formal andinformal assessment that is pertinent to the patient's care and managementto determine a rehabilitation treatment diagnosis.

  • Collaborates with stakeholders in establishing the planof care, coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipatingpatient care needs across the rehabilitation continuum.

  • Applies appropriate, evidence-based interventions toensure effective outcomes and re-evaluates performance to assess patient'sprogress towards goals.

  • Employs strategies to promote successful return tohome, community, and school/vocational environments.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview ofthe position and additional duties may be assigned.

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

REHABILITATION THERAPIST PATIENT EVALUATION (NOVICE): - Demonstrates proficiency in evaluating patients with physical deficits including impairments, developmental disabilities, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function by obtaining information pertinent to the assessment and administering and scoring standardized tests and objective measures of deficit areas. Selects appropriate measures and performs a functional assessment to document patient's status requiring skilled therapy. Interprets the results of the assessment and their significance to the patient, family, referring physician and other members of the health care team.

TREATMENT PLANNING & GOAL SETTING (NOVICE): - Demonstrates sufficient proficiency in developing a plan of care that incorporates treatment interventions focused on meeting objective goals. Develops and documents patient focused short and long term goals that are functional and measurable. Identifies the need for and referral to other services, as needed.

TREATMENT IMPLEMENTATION (NOVICE): - Demonstrates proficiency in providing treatment consistent with physician prescription and established plan of care. Able to modify treatment plan as needed to demonstrate provision of skilled therapy services including progression of treatment throughout course of care, and revision of treatment interventions of goals not met. May supervise and direct certified athletic trainers (PT only), physical therapist / occupational therapist assistants, technicians and volunteers and students. Selects and follows correct protocol for care and utilize evidence based treatments. Has completed at least one year of clinical experience in treatment implementation.

REHAB THERAPIST PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (NOVICE): - Demonstrates proficiency in documentation practices. Documents in the appropriate templates and utilizes only approved abbreviations within patient documentation. Meets institutional standards for quality and timeliness of documentation.

PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST PATIENT EDUCATION (NOVICE): - Demonstrates proficiency in communicating functional impact of assessment findings, treatment interventions, treatment planning diagnosis, and disease process. Considers the communication needs/level of understanding of audience and may share appropriate information/literature. May supervise, educate and train students from professional programs of physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic training.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilitieswith the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areasrelated to own job area/team with occasional guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzesmoderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gainedthrough experience within a professional area.

  • Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance andsupport to team members.

CORE CAPABILITIES:

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P2):

    • Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy andenthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gainknowledge in new areas.
    • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regularcontact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informalopportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
    • Communicates Effectively: Recognizes groupinteractions and modifies one's own communication style to suit differentsituations and audiences.

DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P2):

    • Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understandcurrent and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes servicesto better address them.
    • Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems fromdifferent angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunitiesand develop concrete solutions.
    • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Providesongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increaseemployees' effectiveness.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P2):

    • Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formaland informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issuespromptly.
    • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies variouslearning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlyingcauses of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
    • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements:Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performsroutine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.

MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P2):

    • Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense ofownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
    • Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understandingof the departmental work to effectively manage resources for adepartment/area.
    • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strongunderstanding of the information or data to identify and elevateopportunities.

FOSTERING INNOVATION (P2):

    • Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies newideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processesbeyond conventional approaches.
    • Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm forlearning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-termchallenges.
    • Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/orproblems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces changeinstead of emphasizing negative elements.

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PositionQualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and > 1 yearrelevant industry

  • Licensed Physical Therapist Required

Work Hours

  • M-F, 10am-7pm CST, Full-Time

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health CareProvider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( BillWilkerson Center at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked amongthe nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascularhospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitalsin America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital SafetyScore

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees formedical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only grouphonored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "MostWired" medical systems in the US

Download the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Facts 2016-2017 at https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/main/39107 to learn more about our services and facilities.

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Job Physical/Occupational Therapy

Organization: MNPS Clinics 303961

Title: Physical Therapist 2 Adult - VUMC MNPS Wellness Clinic

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1808424

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