Physical Therapist

Description

Physical Therapist develops and provides physical therapy services to referred patients and serves as a patient advocate in the Therapy Department
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Screens, evaluates and treats patients as assigned.
• Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physician referral, depending on level of care.
• Develops effective treatment plans to assigned patients.
• Supervises PTA’s and rehabilitation technicians in direct patient care and patient related activities.
• Treats patients according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients.
• Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation, physicians and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
• Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
• Participates in policy and procedure meetings.
• Documents treatments and outcomes and all required documentations related to patient care according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
• Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff.
• Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
• Establishes and instructs parents/caregivers in patient specific home exercise programs/maintenance programs.
• Participates in discharge planning.
• Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
• Acts as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant schools.
• Communicates and coordinates clinical services department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
• Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation Services regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
• Demonstrates knowledge of Physical Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example, electrical stimulation, traction, ultrasound, whirlpool, etc.
• Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Physical Therapy.
• Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
• Performs other duties as assigned

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Job Requirements

Experience

• No experience required
• Minimum of one year working with the adult and adolescent populations preferred.

Education Required

• Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Physical Therapy.
• Masters and/or Doctorate degree preferred

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
• Licensed by the State of Practice in Physical Therapy
• Current CPR certification.
• Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days