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Casual Physical Therapist

Job ID 19-1287 Date posted 07/03/2019 Shift Days Shift Length 8 Hours Weekend Requirement Weekends By Dept Rotation Hours Per Two Week Pay Period Casual Department Physical Therapy Location Robbinsdale, Minnesota
DescriptionThe physical therapist evaluates, establishes treatment programs and provides individualized care to customers. The goal of care is to prevent, correct, or alleviate disability, as well as to educate the customer/family about their role in the care plan. Functions as a part of the interdisciplinary treatment team, and collaborates with other caregivers with the goal of providing high quality customer care. Participates in department decision-making, improvement activities, and projects designed to improve customer care standards in the department.

Unit/Department Specific (if applicable)
System-wide Hospital(s) and Outpatient Clinics: Customers include those with disabilities due to birth defects, trauma, illness, aging. Customer ages may include infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Completes required documentation including treatment authorizations, evaluations, daily/weekly notes, flow sheets, IRF-PAI elements and discharge summaries meeting organizational policies.

Financial Advocacy
• Performs financial screening of patients, using applicable tools and problem-solving skills thru use of obtaining insurance authorization for therapy outpatient services.
• Communicates North Memorial’s financial policy to the patient and/or patient’s family representative regarding the specific level of insurance benefit coverage and estimated patient liability.
• Assists patients/guarantors who have questions/concerns regarding their therapy accounts.
• Works collaboratively with other disciplines (billing, coding, patient accounting, therapies) in assessing the financial needs of the patient and other possible resources for payment.
• Provides cost estimates to prospective and current patients.
• Maintains advanced working knowledge and understanding of insurance eligibility and benefits to determine principle payers and coordination of benefits for all insurance products.
• Responsible for assigned WQ’s.
• Works with department management to identify training and process improvement opportunities.
• Possesses ability to explain and handle patient therapy billing complaints with proper resolution.
• Understand outpatient documentation guidelines, requirements and policies for all disciplines.
• Understand medical policy coverage criteria for rehabilitation services for all payers.
• Educate therapy team members on insurance guidelines and changes and documentation standards.
• Understand Medicare guidelines, Medicare fee schedule, Medicare thresholds and Advance Beneficiary notices.
• Understand Current Procedural terminology (CPT) for rehabilitation services.
• Track Medicare therapy patient claims, and collaborate with team members to develop a plan when an Advance Beneficiary Notice may be required.
• Complete medical necessity chart reviews for all disciplines monthly and provide feedback to team members of process improvements.

Accountabilities:
• Interprets/reviews physician orders and obtains authorization for treatment.
• Evaluates customers at appropriate intervals.
• Designs, implements and revises treatment programs to meet customer needs in the context of the customer's age, growth and developmental status and current life situation.
• Completes required documentation which meets customer care needs as well as regulatory requirements.
• Documents other information per department policy and procedure.
• Involves the customer in the goal planning process, identifying outcomes relevant to the customer’s life situation.
• Educates the customer and other team members regarding their role in the care plan.
• Collaborates and communicates verbally with other caregivers and involved parties.
• Delegates appropriate portions of customer treatment programs to physical therapist assistants and support personnel and provides necessary clinical direction.
• Follows appropriate indications and contraindications, Infection Control policies and Safety procedures.
• Educates the customer/significant other regarding their role in the care plan.
• Develops customer/significant other and collegial relationships that are positive, respectful, non-judgmental and non-discriminatory.
• Follows charge and payer requirements per department procedure, obtains and/or verifies authorization for treatment from MD and/or payer.
• Uses resources available to improve customer care.
• Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals.
• The team member is accountable to demonstrate proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list.
• The team member is accountable to maintain skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list.
RequirementsEducation
• Baccalaureate, Master's, or Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from an APTA Accredited School of Physical Therapy.
• Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy required for all candidates hired after June 1, 2014.

Experience
• Previous work experience in acute care Physical Therapy preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Computer proficiency (e.g. keyboarding, Microsoft Office) required.
License Requirement• Licensed as a Physical Therapist to practice in the state of Minnesota
State Requirement
• Must possess current class D driver’s license in state of residency with an acceptable driving record if driving to alternate locations
NMHC Standard
• Must provide annual proof of insurance per hospital policy if driving to alternate locations
NMHC Standard
• Current BLS certification or completion of certification during orientation period
NMHC Standard

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