Essential functions of the Physical Therapist include but are not limited to:
1. Meeting the patient's goals and needs and providing quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
2. Helping patients accomplish treatment plans and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities.
3. Administering physical therapy treatments by giving massages; initiating traction; applying physical agents; directing treatments given by assistants.
4. Evaluating effects of physical therapy treatments by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.
5. Completing discharge planning by consulting with physicians and other health care workers.
6. Assuring 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.
7. Documenting patient care services by charting in electronic medical record.
8. Maintaining patient confidence and protecting internal operations by keeping information confidential.
9. Maintaining safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
10. Protecting patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
11. Ensuring operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
12. Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
13. Developing physical therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.
14. Complying with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
15. Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
- Ability to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone and in writing
- Extensive knowledge of practice policies and procedures
- Ability to work independently and as a team
- Able to demonstrate accuracy, efficiency and strong organizational skills
- Ability to read and comprehend patient medical charts, medical terminology, as well as physicians and insurances’ messages
- Strong computer skills and interpretation for APTA Connect, EMR and ENTERPRISE
- Ability to respond to emergent or stressful situations in a calm and professional manner
- Graduated from an accredited physical therapy program
- 3 or more years of previous experience in aspects of rehabilitative medicine
- Current State Licensure as a Physical Therapist
- Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology
- Knowledge of disease process and related causative factors
- Knowledge of benefits/values of rehabilitative medicine and rehabilitative medicine agents
- Knowledge of infection control, sterile techniques and related impact on rehabilitative medicine practice and equipment
- Current BCLS certification
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