Job description / Role
The Senior Physical Therapist provides complex professional therapy services within increasingly unpredictable contexts, using developed critical reasoning skills, within defined programs, protocols, policies and procedures. They provide work direction, clinical assistance and/or training to less experienced therapists in routine/predictable job tasks, Physical/Occupational Therapy Assistant interns and summer students. They will receive supervision and direction from Clinical lead/manager and collaborate with Advanced Physical Therapist, Senior Advanced Physical Therapist. Work hours are assigned to meet operational needs. Hours may include on call and scheduled overtime
Independent practitioner who performs a wide range of direct and complex physical examination, customizes treatment plans, and administers therapy for specialist caseload requiring advanced critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.
- Practices within complex and increasingly unpredictable contexts
- Functions as a preceptor and role model for new hires and others as required
- Acts as resource to staff dealing with patients who present with complex needs
- When orientated, can manage clinical teams with support and guidance
- Demonstrates effective collaboration and team behaviors
- May participate in research activities
- Provides mentorship delegation and supervision of junior staff, support workers, interns and summer students and volunteers
- Responsible for own actions, practice according to professional codes, policies and procedures
- Acts as a resource to other staff members during the evaluation goal setting and monitoring of complex patient/family needs
- Assists other staff members in improving their knowledge and skills, giving input when needs are identified
- Assesses the need for suitable staff development program/s in assigned clinical area to ensure effective patient care
- Serves as direct care clinical resource in developing, coordinating and reviewing the patient plan of care
- Provides clinical work direction for clinical team
- Provides total and direct physical therapy service to adult / pediatric patients requiring advanced, skilled and complex interventions with a variety of illnesses, impairments and disabilities
- Preforms therapy requiring advanced competency skills or training in the expanded therapy role
- Performs complex patient assessment, establishes functional and measurable goals, and designs a treatment plan in collaboration with the patient and family
- Provides complex intervention in accordance with the established plan of care
- Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals
- Acts as resource to other staff members with complex cases
- Assesses educational needs of the patient, family, or caregiver and provides education and educational material to meet those needs, documenting intervention in the PTR
- Plans for discharge collaborating with inter/multidisciplinary care team
- Facilitates communication with patient, family, caregivers, and members of the multidisciplinary team to promote maximum benefit from care and rehabilitation
- Provides ongoing assessment, modifies and implements specialist physiotherapy treatments and programs as required
- Assists clinicians with the more complex patient assessments, therapeutic interventions and care plans
- Acts as resource when discussing complex cases and their progress with the therapy staff, Physician / Surgeon; recommends changes; advises when the patient is ready for discharge from the therapy program
- Demonstrates proper treatment procedures to therapy staff ward personnel; instructs patients and families in procedures to be continued at home
- Acts as a resource to other staff members during the evaluation of complex patient care
- Evaluates the progress of new hire, interns, and other identified staff and gives input to the Educational coordinator, their work director or supervisor
- B.S. Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution.
- Experience across one or more specialties gained from post-registration short rotations or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years’ experience ideally in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Lebanon, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Kingdom and USA.
- Specialty training shown through portfolio and completion of certified course, with additional experience in the required field (Musculoskeletal, Stroke, Post Op/Rehabilitation, Neurology
- Strong portfolio of continuous professional development and competition of 2 certified courses.
- Possession of a current license to practice Physical Therapy.
- Current Basic Life Support Certificate
- Experience in training and competency check junior staff members in routine tasks is desirable
- Good command of oral and written English. Knowledge of spoken Arabic is highly desirable.
- Must be willing and able to work with multi-cultural and physically challenged clients.
- Computer proficiency required. Microsoft office applications preferred
- Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of incorporating evidence base in physical therapy practice
- Ability to multi-task using critical thinking skills
- Advocates for patient and family centered care
- Be flexible to work across different Out Patient Facilities in surrounding area
About the Company
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