Employment Opportunities

Physical Therapist Float

This position has been filled.
Reports To: 
Director of Rehabilitative Services
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026
General Description
This position is a float position that is located at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Clinic Little Axe Clinic in Norman, OK AND the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Clinic in Shawnee, OK.  The Clinics are outpatient multi-disciplinary clinics established and managed by the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. The clinics are ambulatory clinics that provide direct care services to Native American patients.  The purpose of the position is to provide physical therapy services for the clinic patients in an outpatient setting.  This position functions under the supervision of the Director of Rehabilitative Services.R
Responsible for the care and treatment of patients referred to Physical Therapy at both the LAHC location and the Shawnee Clinic location as scheduled or instructed to float.
Provide specialty patient care in the area of Acute Medicine, Outpatient for patients having a wide variety of diagnoses with subsequent needs for specialized rehabilitative, preventive and patient education measures.
Performs assessment, planning and treatment regimens for patients who are acutely ill or have a combination of severe physical disabilities with secondary complications.
Consults with patients and health professionals to understand nature of problems, assess physical capabilities/limitations, and motivate participation in therapeutic activities.
Carry out full range of treatment procedures using heat, light, water, massage, therapeutic exercise, and training in use of prosthetic devices.
Perform and interpret results of manual muscle and nerve tests, skin temperature and resistance tests, joint motion tests, and scientific, evidenced-based assessments for baseline interpretation and reassessments for interpretation of therapeutic interventions progress.
Conducts on going evaluations of therapy results in order to assess patient progress and response; maintains patient evaluation progress notes.
Participates with health care team in providing consultation services on patient management, discharge planning, special equipment, and training as appropriate. 
Perform other duties as assigned.
Provides initial and ongoing assessments to determine level of function, which may include OASIS assessments at appropriate time points.
Develops and revises the Plan of Care in consultation with the physician and other care team members.
Prepares clinical notes and progress notes in a timely manner.
Evaluates the effectiveness and outcomes of care.
Supervises Physical Therapist Assistants and Therapy Aides/Technicians in the clinic as appropriate.
Participates in and presents in-service programs as requested.
Assist the physician in evaluating the level of function and assists in the developing of the Plan of Care, revising it as necessary.
Reviews the Plan of Care as often as the patient’s condition requires.
Provides services in accordance with CMS documentation and billing requirements including but not limited to functional reassessment requirements.
Practice infection control and universal precautions to ensure safety of the patient.
Recognizes and reports any form of abuse taking appropriate action according to policy and federal/state law.
Maintain regular attendance and punctuality which are critical in order to complete the day to day tasks of this position.
Education Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Physical Therapy program is required, MPT or DPT in Physical Therapy preferred.
Current, full, active and unrestricted license to practice physical therapy in the State of OK.
Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics, kinesiology, psychology, pathophysiology and surgical procedures as they relate to human function.
Knowledge of an ability to apply clinically appropriate assessment techniques and treatment intervention to address human pathophysiology and dysfunction.
Knowledge of contemporary and evidence-based PT practice/assessment.
Knowledge of clinical signs and symptoms to make appropriate referrals for further medical attention/assessment as indicated.
Ability to interpret clinician prescriptions and referrals.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate with patients, families, caregivers and other healthcare professions.
Good organizational and assessment skills.
Ability to lift patient as needed to treat patients. 
The ability to fully utilize a computer.
The ability to perform duties with a minimum of supervision.
The ability to function as a team member.
The ability to be a dependable team member of the clinic and health setting and be ready to start work on time.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, bend or kneel for long periods of time.
Sitting or standing or walking for long period of time; occasional bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping; good finger dexterity and feeling; frequent repetitive motions; talking hearing and visual acuity.
Frequent lifting (up to 15 lbs)
Occasional lifting (up to 30 lbs)
Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace/Smoke Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
1 year 1 month ago