As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Provides discipline specific patient examination, evaluation, intervention, documentation, parent/caregiver education, communication and coordination of care with medical/clinical staff and outside agencies as appropriate within the discipline specific scope of practice and the guidelines designated by the department and the Delaware Valley policies and procedures. Actively participates in departmental education activities in order to expand knowledge of patient populations and evidence-based practice.
Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee’s supervisor.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults; Able to provide therapy services in accordance with discipline specific scope of practice to a variety of patient types with recognition of his/her own limitations while seeking appropriate mentorship as needed.
Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy #7980.3.3, Joint Commission, and CARF standards.
Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member as appropriate.
Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to recommend durable medical equipment, home/school modifications and transitional therapy program prior to discharge from therapy.
Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
Completes all mandatory training which may include, but not limited to safety, infection control, corporate compliance, HIPAA, bioterrorism, CPR and program specific respiratory training.
Participates in weekend/holiday coverage rotation, including checking the code blue cart per guideline #7980.GL.24.
Team Work: Participates in conflict identification and resolution. Works cooperatively on multidisciplinary, single discipline, program specific and specialty teams. Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.
DPT is entry level for physical therapy; Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or its equivalent from an ASHA-accredited university and ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania State license (permanent or temporary; as appropriate for location(s) to practice Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Language Pathology as appropriate. All staff must maintain active DE licensure regardless of assignment, program or location.
BLS certification Basic Life Support (within 6 months of date of hire) and must be maintained for duration of employment.
Member of professional specialty organizations (APTA, AOTA, ASHA) preferred.
At least 3 months of previous experience, Clinical affiliation and/or work experience in pediatrics is preferred.
Experience with physically and/or mentally challenged populations preferred
Must have the ability to work well with others.
Regular attendance is required.
Good communications skills are required, both written and verbal.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.
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