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UnitedHealth Group Physical Therapist - WellMed - San Antonio, TX in San Antonio, Texas

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)

As part of the multi-disciplinary team, the Physical Therapist will provide medical diagnostic and therapeutic care and service, referring consultations for specialty care, and education and preventive care advice to all patients served. The performance will be tracked and comparatively reported using metrics related to the strategic direction and operational needs of the organization.

Physical Therapists (PTs) help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning to enable optimum performance, health, and quality of life. This is achieved through evaluation, examination, and utilization of exercises, rehabilitative procedure, massage, manipulations and physical agents including, but not limited to mechanical devise, heat, cold, air, light, water, electricity and sound in the aid of treatment. PTs also assist in developing standards for physical therapy practice and developing health care policy related to this practice.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performance and documentation of the initial physical therapy examination and patient evaluation

  • Interpretation of practitioner's referral

  • Defines, develops, and implements written plan of care for patients, and updates the plan of care as needed to meet the patient's on-going needs

  • Responsible for physical therapy care performed under his/her supervision; delegating tasks to appropriate personnel

  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of patient documentation

  • Communicates patient progress toward goals with referring healthcare provider and appropriate team members to ensure continuity of care

  • Provides patient education on applicable therapeutic issues

  • Performs and documents patient re-examinations and re-evaluations and modifies plans of care as appropriate, to reflect changes in patient condition and therapy needs

  • Ensures therapy equipment and facilities are safe for patient and staff use, including but not limited to, proper use, periodic safety checks, cleaning, and decontamination

  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements and following manufacturer's instructions

  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence of regulatory requirements and advising management on relevant needed actions

  • Complies with billing, coding, and documentation guidelines in accordance with applicable company, state, and federal guidelines

  • Provides excellent customer service

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active, unrestricted State-issued Physical Therapist (PT) license in the state in which they practice

  • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist curriculum in a 3-year Doctorate level program approve by the State in which services are provided

  • Graduate of an accredited university curriculum in a Bachelor college level program approved by the State in which services are provided

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to perform treatments appropriate for a PT in compliance with the State Board in which services are provided

  • Current BLS Certification

  • Proficiency in dry needling

  • Experience in chronic pain physical therapy

  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease.

  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role

  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with InterX/H wave

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

  • One to two years' experience as a practicing Licensed Physical Therapist

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 380,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Physical Therapist, PT, San Antonio, TX, Texas

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