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Memorial Hermann Health System

Lead PT, Sports Medicine - Alvin

Alvin, Texas


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Title Lead PT, Sports Medicine - Alvin Location 3201 South Highway 35, Alvin, TX 77511 Category Rehabilitation Services Type Full time Requisition 100116778 Date posted 11/24/2021

At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary

Responsible for building key relationships with physicians and referral sources; serves as the clinic mentor and liaison in rolling out clinical guidelines that have been approved by leadership; assists manager in holding the clinical staff/team accountable to best practice guidelines, which includes documentation of operational metrics set forth by the business unit.

Supports the Clinic Manager or Director to ensure that departmental objectives are efficiently conducted within the framework of the stated purpose of the organization and in accordance with current standards of rehabilitation medicine. Reports to the clinic manager or Director.

A physical therapist practicing direct access will examine and evaluate a patient's current conditions which may result in identification of movement and mobility dysfunction. A physical therapist practicing direct access will not diagnose an illness or disease. If a medical diagnosis has already been established by a qualified healthcare practitioner, the physical therapist will take it into consideration during the evaluation process.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

Education:Bachelor’s or graduate degree in physical therapy or occupational therapy from an accredited university-based physical therapy or occupational therapy program.

Licenses/Certifications:  Current license to practice Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners. Advanced certification (ATC, SCS, OCS, manual, women’s health, CHT, etc) required within two years of entering into position

A physical therapist practicing direct access:

Education: Doctoral degree along with a residency or fellowship program, OR

Licensed therapist with 30 hours of continuing competence activities in differential diagnosis

Licenses/Certifications: Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners license.

Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

  • At least Five (5) years of specialized experience as a staff therapist or three (3) years as certified specialist as approved by APTA, AOTA, or HTCC (Hand Therapy Certification Commission).
  • Current Certification in Basic Life Support
  • The position requires occasional/frequent lifting up to 75-100 pounds and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting.  Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary.  The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position.
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring One Memorial Hermann.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Build relationships with physicians and referral sources. Positions SMR/ISMI as a resource to our referral sources; regular, positive interaction with physicians and their staff, developing and updating protocols/guidelines, introducing new staff to physicians, presenting opportunities for mutual benefit for SMR/ISMI and MD (ie. lunch and learns, community events, etc)
  • Develops efficient methods to communicate clinical and patient-related information between our staff and the physician to produce excellent physician-patient-therapist communication and positive referral trends (gross referrals from MD vs referral rate).
  • Serve as clinical mentor. Serve as clinical liaison for assigned physician. Work specifically with all members of his/her team to elevate clinical skill for any physicians and any diagnosis, on a formal or informal basis.
  • Orient new employees to practices and procedures.
  • Accountable to maintain current clinical level guideline standards
  • Create and monitor the positive patient experience in own practice and in team.
  • Assist in the management of clinic operations. Facilitate attainment of organizational/clinical objectives through managing team members. 
  • Ensure awareness of clinic goals for new patients, visits, and units, awareness of staff performance on key indicators of productivity (visits per hour, units per hour, % arrivals, etc).
  • Assist in developing plans to meet staffing needs (when short-staffed or over-staffed as well as in the hiring process).
  • Participation in “Best Practice” development and evaluation. Provide feedback to clinic director regarding staff performance, morale, obstacles/success, with suggestions for operational improvements
  • Presents relevant special topics in professional literature at clinic meetings, grand rounds, conferences, university settings and meetings as delegated or requested by the faculty.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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