Physical Therapist develops and provides physical therapy services to referred patients and serves as a patient advocate in the Therapy Department
- 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.
· Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Occupational Therapy.
· Masters and/or Doctorate degree preferred
· No experience required
· Minimum of one year working with the pediatric population preferred.
· 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
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