The Physical Therapist (PT) is a member of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS) staff whom shall evaluates the patients' present functional levels, disabilities, and treatments techniques methods must reflect current and accepted practices in specialized outpatient patient care areas based on patient's diagnosis and/or therapeutic needs. This position is located at the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, Florida. The Physical Therapist (PT) works under the administrative supervision of the outpatient and/or inpatient Therapy Supervisor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. This position receives guidance in terms of broad, general objectives, and relative priority for completion of work, with considerable freedom from technical control in selecting and establishing the proper methods for attacking and resolving complex features and carrying assignments through to completion. The functions of the position include, but may not be limited to the following: treatment intervention based on patient response to treatment in a manner that utilizes creative thinking and problem solving that goes beyond the typical diagnosis-based treatment pathways in order to reach maximal outcomes. responsible for independently providing assessment and treatment interventions to inpatients and outpatients received through healthcare provider referrals and patient self-referrals. provide physical therapy on VA supported virtual platforms as well as face to face interventions. PTs interpret findings from examination, diagnostic studies/medical tests and, during evaluation, select appropriate clinical tests and measures, and then integrate findings into the physical therapy plan of care for the full range of patient populations. prognosis by incorporating examination findings with the patient's preferences for meaningful level of function in order to set clinically appropriate treatment goals and optimize outcomes. adhere to all patient confidentiality, HIPPA and cyber security regulations with respect to patient information in compliance with the Medical Center's "Patient Rights and Responsibilities. Serves as a resource person to the Community and/or the Facility in matters related to Physical Therapy, the delivery of health care, and the needs of the veteran population. Work Schedule: Tuesday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm; Note: Clinician will be assigned to both the Miami VA Medical Center and the Homestead CBOC. Clinician will be assigned to the Homestead CBOC Tuesday and Thursday and the Miami VA Medical Center on Wednesday and Friday. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.