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Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist (Industrial Rehab) in Spartanburg, SC at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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Position Summary:

The Injury Prevention Physical Therapist (Industrial Rehab) must perform accurate evaluations in the industrial setting utilizing orthopedic, ergonomic, and risk assessment/mitigation skills to educate and provide the customer with a wide scope of services that ultimately aid  in the reduction of work related injuries and their associated cost while promoting safe production practices and improving productivity.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: workflow management, patient care, ensuring a safe-work environment, quality customer service and a commitment to continuous performance improvements.  The PT serves as a liaison between patients, employees, production managers, human resource managers, case managers, insurance claims agents, safety personnel, engineers, physicians, rehab peers, rehab nurses and employers to achieve successful return to work outcomes. This includes but is not limited to injury prevention, placement assessments, proactive risk assessments, post-accident investigation and risk assessments, job coaching and reintegration, functional job analysis, functional capacity evaluations, post-offer screens, on-site education (individual and group based), and work conditioning.  He/She uses the mechanical model of musculoskeletal assessment and industry proven risk assessment tools to identify any musculo-skeletal wellness opportunities.  The PT uses this information to recommend corrective strategies for each associate.  The goal of these primary interventions is to prevent disability and maximize safety.  The effectiveness in meeting these goals is evaluated through tracking of the following metrics: resolution rate, self-manage rate, cost per claim, lost work days per claim, and OSHA recordables.  He/She is the face of SRHS and Industrial Rehabilitation in the industries which they serve and other departmental activities as requested by the PT Manager or Director. He/she is proficient in utilizing allowable OSHA first aid responses to conservatively address minor musculo-skeletal opportunities.  He/she is proficient with the practice of PT using the Direct Access model where the PT functions without physician oversight but rather is available on a consult basis as needed.   He/She will be the expert in facilitating appropriate return to work decisions for both the employer and employee.  He/she understands and uses treatment/procedure population specific modifications.  He/She uses appropriate communication techniques for specific age groups and applies knowledge of Growth and Development and the aging process to achieve optimal results.

Education/Experience requirements:

BS in Physical Therapy (prefer MS/DPT); one year of Outpatient Orthopedic or Industrial Rehab experience or the fulfillment of Industrial Student Clinical (prefer at least two years of Industrial Rehab experience); state of South Carolina PT license (or process of obtaining); CEAS and WorkWell preferred