Physical Therapist

CHI Health Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago

Overview: CHI St. Vincent, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

We are looking for new team members who are responsible for rehabilitating persons with physical disabilities such as back pain, arthritis, heart disease, neurological conditions, and accident victims.

Responsibilities

  • Expectations:*

  • Help to restore physical function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent permanent disability.

  • Assist in restoring, maintaining, and promoting overall fitness and health.

  • Examine patients' medical histories. Tests and measures patients' strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function.

  • Determine patients' ability to be independent and reintegrate into the workplace or community after injury or illness.

  • Develop plans describing a treatment strategy, its purposes, and its anticipated outcome. Plan often includes exercise regimens at the clinic and at home to increase flexibility, strength, or endurance. May use electrical stimulation, hot packs, cold compresses, and ultrasound to relieve pain and reduce swelling.

  • Teach patients how to use assistive and adaptive devices such as crutches, prostheses, and wheelchairs.

  • Document patients' progress, conduct periodic examinations, and modify treatments with emphasis on identification of areas requiring more/less attention.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school

  • Current/valid state Physical therapist licensure

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS)

  • 2 years related experience

  • Preferred:*

  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy

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