Under the supervision of the Director of Rehabilitation Services, the physical therapist assumes responsibility and accountability for the process of evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, planning and implementation needed to deliver safe, evidence based care. Position provides patient care for the Bone, Joint & Spine Unit along with other ancillary departments to promote excellence in Knee Hip Replacement patient care.

Position Summary

Performs chart review; collects patient and/or caregiver interview information; and consults with other medical staff
Develops, initiates and/or revises an individualized plan of care that includes short and long-term goals for the patient/family based on objective tests, measures and evaluation and reflects the plan of the entire health care team
Carries out assessment and treatment techniques safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected goals; assesses patient response to intervention based upon expected goals; and supervises support staff according to staff's scope of practice
Documents treatment and appropriate charges in an accurate and timely manner
Coordinates patient care activities and communicates with other members of the healthcare team
Facilitates system and institutional policies, procedures, and goals to evaluate impact on patient outcome
Incorporates evidence based practice into therapy practice
Uses interpersonal strategies with peers and other members of the healthcare team to promote effective team function and a sense of satisfaction by those involved
Knee Hip Replacement Essential Functions:
Provide assistance and training in functional mobility techniques, including ambulation, activities of daily living , and therapeutic exercise
Communicate and educate nursing staff on patient mobility goals and status including use of assistive devices
Communicate pain, comfort level to nursing staff and provide for alternative measures to help with pain control

Patient Interaction: Frequent


Graduated from accredited Physical Therapy Program.
Additional educational training assigned within 90 days of hire and annually as outlined in the accreditation plan. Maintains a minimum of 4 hours annually in Knee/Hip education.
Physical Therapy license registered with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts and may require additional state licensure based on population served
BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment
Additional certification may be required but not limited to a valid Kansas Commercial Drivers License with an acceptable driving record for certain patient care settings or populations. Specific information and the timeframe in which such certification must be attained will be provided by the department director/manager/supervisor at time of hire/transfer into department.
HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:

Primary - required to do the job
Secondary - required for the job, but mostly be exception
None - no approved access

Description of Information Level
Patient Demographic Information : Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion
Clinical Information : Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical

Financial Information/Insurance : Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates
Coding Information numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes
Infection Control:
Initial and Ongoing training in dealing with infection control. Trainings could include but are not limited to, blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and bio hazardous materials as it applies to your daily work environment.

Job Details:

Posted Date : 2022-04-21

Expiry Date : 2022-07-21

Job type : Part Time

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