The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Physical Therapist II - Physical Therapist, Pain Management Integrated Practice Unit

Hiring department Medical School
Monthly salary $5,834+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-03-02-01-1221
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/culture. Read more about UT Health Austin here: https://uthealthaustin.org/.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Seeking highly self-motivated yet team-oriented individual with a commitment to evidence-based clinical care; rehabilitation program development and implementation; teaching; and research, to join the outstanding interdisciplinary team who collectively strive to deliver exemplary and value based, patient centered care.

Essential Functions

The primary role of this position is to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, physical therapists, and pharmacists, to formulate and implement comprehensive assessment and treatment plans for complex adult pain patients. These individualized management plans are intended to alleviate pain; to maintain, improve, or restore physical and psychosocial function; and to prevent further debilitation and disability in these patients. A central role of this position is to provide onsite assessment, reassessment, and initial as well as appropriately modified treatments; along with recommendations and resources for home-based or other offsite follow-up physical therapy care for patients, living either in close proximity or geographically distant from our clinics. This will require maintaining written documentation and generating charge capture for all physical therapy services rendered, including the initial assessment, follow-up visits, and discharge summary, consistent with organizational standards. This will necessitate developing and maintaining working relationships with physical therapy providers in the community to create a network of aligned providers. Onsite follow-up physical therapy care is provided for individuals living close to our facility, at the individual level and/or group-based level (e.g., exercise classes in combination with cognitive behavioral therapies co-delivered with a Pain Social Worker or Pain Psychologist). The Physical Therapist may rotate through other selected clinical programs when necessary to facilitate patient care and organizational needs.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Hold a Master of Physical Therapy degree or Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from an institutional program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state of Texas. Have a minimum of three years of post-degree clinical experience, preferably in an outpatient-based pain management, orthopaedic, neurology, or geriatric clinical setting. Demonstrate the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a variety of other health care professionals such as physicians, social workers, psychologists, nurses, physician assistants. Present a positive, compassionate, and professional attitude when engaging with patients, clinical faculty and staff, and the local, regional and national professional communities. Possess excellent interpersonal skills; written and oral communication skills; organizational, planning, follow-up and follow through, and time management skills. Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-provider practice environment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Hold a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from an institutional program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Have a minimum of five years of post-degree clinical experience, preferably in an outpatient-based pain management, orthopaedic, neurology, or geriatric clinical setting. Hold American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties board certification in a relevant area for the field of adult chronic pain management, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Women's Health, or Geriatrics. Have experience delivering care as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Have a working knowledge of or experience with value-based healthcare delivery. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Have a current or an interest in developing a line of clinical scholarly inquiry within the physical therapy care delivered in the context of a biopsychosocial framework. Be an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Pain Society, or International Association for the Study of Pain.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving

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