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LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital

Physiotherapist

Expire Date: 
Fri, 06/21/2013
Department: 
Physiotherapy
Work Schedule: 
Regular schedule (45.hours / week).
Requirements: 

 Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy.
 Minimum 2 years' experience in the same field.

Required Skills: 

 Good computer skills especially in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
 Excellent verbal and written English skills.
 Able to work within a professional code of ethics and respect confidentiality at all times.
 Strong communication skills.
 Ability to work with others as part of a team.
 Registered in the Lebanese Ministry of Health as well as the Order of the Physiotherapist in Lebanon.
 Ability to maintain high level of personal hygiene in general and hand hygiene in particular.
 Time management and organizational skills.
 Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
 Ability to be an active member of the on-call rotation during Week-End and the emergency.
 Good physical condition.
 Make Decisions and Solve Problems.
 Service Orientation.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

 Provide a high standard of practice and knowledge of physiotherapy service to a variety of patients referred to the physiotherapy department, according to the written prescription of the physician referral and patient's medical records to determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
 Assess and provide the Rehabilitation plan of care for patients with injuries and fractures, orthopedics and joints, strokes, post-surgical rehabilitation, intensive care or terminal illness, abdominal conditions, obstetrics and gynecology, chest conditions, posture and movement, neurological conditions, under the supervision of the Manager of Physical Therapy.
 Act independently to effectively assess and analyze a patients needs and perform assigned tasks according to established therapeutic procedures and policies and exercise considerable initiative judgment in administering treatment and interpreting patient’s reactions.
 Encourage treatment that involves exercise and movement by the use of manual and mechanical techniques, such as therapeutic movement and exercise therapy, massage, manipulation, electrotherapy and, hydrotherapy by group courses or individual treatment.
 Demonstrate accurate assessment skills and effective clinical judgments that are supported by clear documentation.
 Develop and update specialist clinical knowledge and skills, which contributes toward evidence based, patient centered treatment.
 Involve clients and family in goal setting and treatment plans and ensure that they are aware of expected outcomes.
 Manage time and diary commitments effectively to meet the demands of the case load.
 Participate in and initiate audit, evaluation of the service, keeping accurate statistics and information for the physiotherapy service as required.
 Ensure plan of care is formulated in partnership with the patient and carers. Educate and advise patients and family about how to prevent and/or improve conditions.
 Set treatment goals and achieve outcomes using researched and proven techniques.
 Formulate progress plans with patients enabling them to achieve treatment goals and targets.
 Provide appropriate advice based on the patient’s medical, social and cultural circumstances.
 Develop treatment programs according to patient’s progress and discuss with physician referral, nursing staff about this patient’s progress.
 Document assessment findings, goals of treatment, treatment plans as well as patient/family education and complete sheets for statistical purposes.
 Maintain accurate clinical documentation as per the policy and procedure of the physiotherapy Department and in line with UMC-RH Policy required.
 Maintain accurate and up to date patient notes. Write appropriate reports for referral physicians.
 Coordinate with other healthcare personnel to supply and receive relevant information about the background and progress of patient.
 Assist in the development and implementation of Practice policies to promote a fair, effective and safe working environment.
 Identify and inform the manager of specific practices, which require developing or changing to meet the needs of the service.
 Measure the quality and standard of service provided and report to the Manager of Department any incident or lack of professionalism that could affect the fulfilment of the quality and the high standard services.
 Report all hazards and unsafe practices to the Manager/Senior Physiotherapist.
 Reduced the risks of incidents to the minimum within the Physical Therapy area.
 Take responsibility for the maintenance of a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
 Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
 Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
 Ensure that equipment is cleaned after use and be responsible for equipment used in course of treatment and protect this equipment as a property of the hospital.
 Establish the discharge plan and advise patients and relatives on exercises to be carried out by patients at home.
 Supervise, advise and instruct physical therapist student on personal safety during lifting and transfer of patients.
 Participate in in-service training programs, individual training sessions, multidisciplinary meetings, and orientation of Physical Therapy students.
 Participate in research activities.

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