Physical Therapist
Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville, IN

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Position summaryThe Physical Therapist completes evaluation, treatment planning, and direct treatment for physician referred patients. The incumbent also assesses plans, organizes, and participates in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury. In Home Healthcare/Hospice, reports to Coordinator, Physical and Occupational Therapy and Division Director, Therapy Services.Essential job functionsPROVIDES DAILY PATIENT ASSESSMENT, DETERMINES PLAN OF CARE, AND PROVIDES APPROPRIATE RELATED TREATMENT-Demonstrates efficient organization and time management skills to complete daily census tasks. -Writing is concise, professional, and easily read. -Assists physician and related staff, patient, and family with discharge planning. -Patient Care reflects appropriate integration of department goals and objectives. -Competent in assisting with the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) program. DEMONSTRATES RESPONSIBILITY FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT-Responsible to staff meetings, care plan meetings, and peer inservices. -Participates in appropriate continued education and presents follow-up inservicing to fellow staff. -Utilizes available resources and skilled peers to assist in thorough patient evaluation and planning as appropriate. RESPONDS WITH POSITIVE TEAMWORK TO DIRECTION AND DEPARTMENT PLANNING STRATEGIES-Flexes to assigned area of patient census need consistent with competency. -Participates in special projects and committees. -Participates in program development and quality assurance measures. HOME HEALTHCARE/HOSPICE JOB FUNCTIONS-Assesses the need for other services and refers as necessary based on evaluation and medical history and revises as needed or arrange/provide equipment required to increase the patient's function and independence. -Educate patient/family, including therapy interventions, initial and ongoing assessment and evaluation of the physician and IDT/IDG to achieve goals (Hospice). -Provide treatments within the professional standards of practice and state licensure requirements. -Timely recording of all assessment and evaluation data, treatments, and patient's response to therapy intervention. -Instructs Physical Therapy Assistant on plan of care. Knowledge, skills abilities-Successful completion of fieldwork experience or job experience in related area. -Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects. -In Home Healthcare/Hospice, sensitive to issues of loss and grief. Minimum qualifications Education Bachelor degree required from an accredited School of Physical Therapy. Licensure Licensure required from Health Professions Licensing Bureau of Indiana (temporary license acceptable). Other Not applicable.

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