Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Cancer can take a serious toll on the human body. Both the disease and the treatment can cause pain, dysfunction, and structural changes that - if left untreated - will lead to long lasting injuries and disabilities. In their effort to provide care and support for patients along their Cancer Care journey, Compass Oncology is looking for a Physical Therapist to help deliver a new level of care. Helping our patients regain strength and mobility, reducing musculoskeletal pain, providing lymphatic support, and assisting in medical devices education will be some of the major responsibilities for this role. Previous Oncology experience is highly preferred as this is individual will be integral in the creation and expansion of Physical Therapy services to all our clinical sites.
If you are ready to help bring a new level of service to our patient-centric company, apply today!
Employment Type: Full Time, Salary, 1.0FTE (40hrs/week) Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k) Location: OR and WA Recruiter: N. Brandon Leahy – Nathaniel.Leahy@USOncology.com
JOB SCOPE: Restores patients function, alleviates pain, and prevents disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed physical therapy
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercise, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities and in using assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes and prostheses.
Administers physical therapy treatments by giving massages; initiating traction; applying physical agents; utilizing hydrotherapy task and whirlpool baths, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines; directing treatments given by aides, techs and assistants.
Evaluates effects of physical therapy treatments and fit of prosthetic and orthotic devices by observing, noting, and evaluating patients¿ progress; recommending adjustments and modification.
Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge with ongoing and continued education
Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation.
More About The Company The Compass Oncology team brings together leading cancer experts in the fields of surgical, gynecologic, medical, and radiation oncology, pathology and palliative care to provide the most comprehensive cancer care possible and an even more cohesive patient experience. In addition, the majority of our physicians specialize in particular cancer types, bringing a heightened level of expertise to our patients. If you are a dedicated, team-oriented, patient-centered individual looking for an opportunity where you are proud of what you do, work hard, have fun, want to learn and go home at the end of the day knowing you made a difference in the lives of our patients; Compass Oncology is the place for you!
As a member of The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, Compass Oncology participates in leading-edge clinical trials through US Oncology research, which has helped develop 75 FDA approved cancer therapies. We serve the Portland and Vancouver communities with five clinical offices located throughout the metro area.
To learn more about Compass Oncology and its daily mission, please visit our website at www.CompassOncology.com.
Experience and Education:
Masters or Doctorate in Physical Therapy from accredited program
At least 2 years experience required, with preferably a minimum of 6 moths in oncology
Oncology certification preferred
LANA/MLD certification required
Active Oregon Physical Therapy License in good standing and certification in Oncology/LANA/MLD/lymphedema treatment required prior to start date.
Must obtain Washington Physical Therapy license in first 3 months.
Additional Salary Information: Pay DOE - Medical Health Care, Dental Care, Vision Plan, 401-k, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability and Wellness & Perks Programs, and MORE!
Internal Number: NEW
About Compass Oncology
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care. We empower the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home.
Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
- 25 years of oncology practice management expertise
- Leader in value-based cancer care with over 900 physicians participating in the Center for Medicaid and Medicare
- Innovation Oncology Care Model – one fourth of the entire population of physicians nationwide
- Over 1,400 affiliated physicians
- More than 450 cancer treatment center locations across the United States
- Over 995,000 patients treated annually