Physical Therapist - PRN - Outpatient

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Plano, TX US
Job ID:
Outpatient Rehab
Area of Interest:
Physical Therapy
Job Type:
Texas Health Plano

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor of Physical Therapy


MINIMUM LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Active Texas Physical Therapy License; BCLS within one (1) month hire

MINIMUM REQUIRED SKILLS: Good verbal and written communication skills in English: problem-solving ability; ability to teach others; time management; good interpersonal and customer service skills.

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE: Strong general-population PT skills experience preferred

WORK HOURS/SCHEDULE: PRN (As Needed), need weekday coverage for last-minute sick, call-ins, holidays and vacations


Performs age appropriate patient assessment and establishes plan of care
• Obtain/verify physician order for therapy and validate for appropriateness
• Review available medical records and obtain pertinent medical history from patient or family
• Ensure that patient has given informed consent to treatment
• Evaluate each patient using age and diagnosis appropriate assessment tests and measurements
• Integrate assessment results to identify functional problems and prioritize care needs with patient and family
• Sets appropriate measurable, functional goals with time frames to address the identified problems including patient/family goals and preferences
• Determine plan for care, or appropriate therapeutic intervention to achieve stated goals
• Initiate therapy discharge planning in collaboration with care team and patient based on prognosis and expected discharge disposition
• Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient assessment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.
Patient goals achieved within established timeframes
• Patient/family demonstrates understanding of treatment
• Equipment operated in safe manner
• Emergency situations responded to efficiently and effectively
• Appropriate infection control measures used with each patient
• Uses proper hand washing techniques according to policy: hand hygiene guidelines
• Two patient identifiers used when providing patient care
• Maintains acceptable level of customer satisfaction from patients, physicians, coworkers and other departments
• Cultural/religious beliefs are considered in delivery of care. Identifies physiologic and developmental normal for patient’s age
• Speaks distinctly if patient has hearing loss
• Neonates: provide appropriate developmental interventions to facilitate participation of infant and family
• Adult-provides information and instruction at a level of understanding appropriate to comprehension level of the patient
• Adolescents-encourages questions regarding fears, included in care decisions with involvement of parents
• Elderly-provide instructions for safe daily activities
Program productivity target is achieved
• Employee demonstrates and is considered by others to be a team player
• Employee stays current on appropriate evaluation and treatment techniques
• Employee participates in department, hospital, system or community sponsored events
• Employee exhibits appropriate problem resolution skills including keeping supervisor informed
• Employee routinely keeps work area clean & neat
• Follows the Chain of Command policy
• Participates in strategies to ensure that department and team specific goals and targets are achieved.
• Recognizes and communicates ethical and legal concerns through appropriate chain of command and appropriate referrals in response to ethical dilemmas

Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano, Frisco and surrounding communities since 1991. This full-service facility features a full range of specialties including emergency medicine, cardiology, adult and adolescent behavioral health, pediatrics, an adult intensive care unit, state of the art and technologically advanced surgical services and a Level III NICU. Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and over 1,360 physicians on its medical staff in more than 65 specialties.  The hospital is an Advanced Level III Trauma Facility, accredited Chest Pain Center by The Joint Commission, named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Collin County and a Gold-Level Mother Friendly business.  Texas Health Plano is the recipient of the Disease Specific Care Certifications from the Joint Commission in Chest Pain, Joint Replacement – Hip and Joint Replacement – Knee and an Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center.   We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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