We are a 58-bed long-term care facility eagerly caring for children with severe developmental and medical complex needs. Our physical care champions work collaboratively to foster a safe environment, one of growth and advancement for the residents.
The primary focus and responsibility of this position are to examine and evaluate patients with orthopedic, neurological, developmental, congenital, and musculoskeletal conditions in order to determine a physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis, and planned therapeutic intervention. The goal of physical therapy intervention at Pediatric Complex Care of Arkansas is to provide optimum care for children ages 0-21 years with complex medical conditions to improve their quality of life and enable them to meet their maximum potential.
Responsibilities for Physical Therapist
Provide physical therapy treatment and participate willingly in all duties assigned to ensure the highest standard of care for all children at Pediatric Complex Care of Arkansas
Review social history, psychological, medical, and previous therapy reports
Administer appropriate tests and evaluates to determine an appropriate plan of care
Develop appropriate goals/objectives and treatment plans
Implement appropriate therapy treatments/interventions
Complete daily, monthly, and annual documentation
Coordinate care with other medical disciples
Evaluate patients for equipment needs and specialized wheelchair seating
Participate with medical team, family, and Medicaid waiver services to plan for equipment needs and parent training
Communicate with physicians and coordinate care for patients attending orthopedic, neurology, and rehabilitation clinics at ACH
Coordinate and provide supervision for PTA
Design and monitor Restorative Aide programs
Qualifications for Physical Therapist
Excellent written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally
Ability to maintain legible and accurate medical records
Organizational and time management skills.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Good understanding of aseptic techniques for infection control.
Education and Experience for Physical Therapist
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited Physical Therapy Program at a four-year college or university
Preferred pediatric experience
Current Arkansas Physical Therapy license
Physical Demands for Physical Therapist
Must be able to frequently bend, stoop, lift, reach, crouch, kneel, walk, and stand for extended periods of time
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. independently
Frequent pushing and/or pulling
Ability to hear and respond to pages, distinguish smells and temperatures