DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan is one of the nationâ��s largest hospitals specializing in rehabilitation medicine and research. RIM is known for its clinical expertise in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputee, orthopedics and catastrophic injury care. The Institute houses the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery and the Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS), one of only 16 federally designated model systems of care for brain injury care and research. RIM also operates 31 outpatient sites throughout southeast Michigan specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics.
For a 13 month period of time and under the supervision of the Residency Program Director and designees and according to established policies and procedures, participates in a concentrated post graduate training program in a hospital rehabilitation setting. Participates in structured practical experience treating neurologic patients. Treats neurological patients using standard physical therapy procedures such as heat, cold, electricity, ultrasound and exercise. Responsible for treating the complex/specialty cases for assigned site(s). Evaluates patientâ��s motor and neurological capabilities and documents findings. Treats patients using standard physical therapy procedures; assists patients in rehabilitative exercise programs; and instructs patients in the use of rehabilitative equipment such as braces, splints, and ambulation aides. Participates in research opportunities for the population we serve. Administers and interprets a variety of tests to evaluate the motor and neurological capabilities of patients. Documents patient treatments, initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summaries in accordance with departmental policies and service line protocols. Co-signs notes written by physical therapy assistants, aides and/or students. Develops home care programs for patients and provides instruction to families during hospitalization and upon discharge. Provides staff mentoring and develops/implements educational in-services for staff. Attends interdisciplinary meetings and various conferences to report on patientâ��s progress; consults regularly with other service line team members regarding patient treatment. May oversee, instruct and evaluates physical therapy assistants, aids, students and/or volunteers, as assigned. Responsible for the maintenance of equipment and supplies in assigned treatment areas; recommends the purchase of supplies and/or equipment, as needed. Assists in the implementation of programs and services to foster an interdisciplinary approach and a service line system of care.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) or Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) from accredited college or university.
Current license to practice as a Physical Therapist in the State of Michigan.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member.
240 hours as Physical Therapy Student or Physical Therapist in a neurologic setting.
Job: Physical Therapy
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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