Professional License Required
- The staff physical therapist practices physical therapy, which is defined as the evaluation, treatment and/or prevention of disability, injury, disease, or other conditions of health, using physical, chemical and/or mechanical means, including but not limited to heat, cold, light, air, water, sound, electricity, massage, mobilization, and therapeutic exercise, with and without assistive devices; the performance and interpretation of tests and measurements to assess pathophysiological, pathomechanical, and developmental deficits of human systems to determine treatment and assist in diagnosis and prognosis.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
· Performs physical therapy evaluations and treatment procedures upon physician’s referral.
· Develops plans of treatment, modifies treatment plans /programs as necessary; determines rehabilitation potential and participates in discharge planning.
· Carries out regular assessment/re-evaluations and modifies program goals as needed.
· Notes possible need for patients to receive other services (OT, ST, SS, etc.). Discusses possibility with other professionals, physicians.
· Knows and utilizes varied treatment techniques and skills for various problems / disabilities.
· Keeps up-to-date records of each patient’s treatment and progress, performing timely re-evaluation as necessary and indicated.
· Responsible for scheduling of patients’ sessions and arranges for transfer of duties in the event of absence.
· Instructs patients in the use and care of equipment and apparatus, such as wheelchair, braces, canes, crutches, walkers, prosthetic and orthtics services.
· Directs and supervises the activities of Physical Medicine Technicians, students, and volunteers.
· Maintains department equipment; reports defects or problems immediately to supervisor staff.
· Consults with other health related departments (i.e., nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc.) to coordinate therapeutic programs and maintains communication with physicians regarding the patient’s progress and response to treatment.
· Demonstrates and teaches physical therapy techniques to physical therapy students.
· Participates in periodic assessment of the quality of care provided; makes the suggestion for improvement of quality as needed.
· Attends department meetings, allied health conferences. Attends special courses, seminars, in-services. Reports on relevant course material to staff. Shares areas of special interest or expertise with staff.
· Accepts rotations in assignments to bedside care and out-patient clinic.
· Instructs families about the needs, management, capabilities, and precautions related to the patient’s care prior to discharge.
· Provides information regarding billing for services and equipment.
· Determines needs for purchase of equipment for patients and department.
· Maintains and carriers out procedures for departmental records, charge slips, daily statistics, etc.
· Attends hospital mandatory in-service programs.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements
§ Education : Graduate of accredited college program in Physical Therapy. B.A./B.S. in Physical Therapy or higher degree.
§ Licensure: New York State license or eligibility for license.
§ Experience: Successful completion of orientation program according to department guidelines.
§ Qualifications: Ability to interact with others in a constructive manner. Ability to promote the availability of quality in-services to staff. Ability to interact with and treat adults and seniors. Open to treating infants, children and adolescents as requested within professional ability level.
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