Under indirect supervision, provides direct resident care to individuals with physical disabilities and/or functional limitations in clinic, in-patient, outpatient, and outreach programs. Plans therapy programs, directs and assists residents in exercises and use of wheelchairs and other devices, and evaluates resident progress. Educates residents and families in appropriate physical therapy methods. Leads the work of and serves as a resource for other therapists.
Essential Job Functions:
This facility expects their employees to do whatever is necessary to promote an atmosphere of teamwork with other employees and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list is not all inclusive:
Plans therapy program for neuromusculoskeletal residents, as prescribed by physician, including posture, gait, range of motion, muscle testing, sensory testing, specific extremity and spinal segmental motion, biomechanical analysis of functional activities, orthotic analysis (if trained), ergonomic analysis, and other relevant assessments.
Administers appropriate physical agents given physicians protocols, residents medical histories, and therapists knowledge of indications and contra-indications, including electrotherapy, sound energy, heat/cold therapy, hydrotherapy, and JOBST compression.
Directs and aids resident in active and passive exercises, muscle reeducation, and gait and functional training, utilizing pulleys and weights, steps, and inclined surfaces.
Performs manual therapy techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, extremity and joint mobilization, medical exercise therapy, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy.
Performs therapeutic exercise, with and without equipment.
Performs administrative duties including: documentation of resident visits, daily, monthly and yearly statistics; short- and long-term goals of department; equipment maintenance, repair and new purchases; coordination with pharmacy for resale purchases.
Adapts conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the needs of residents unable to comprehend verbal commands or voluntarily carry out a regime of therapeutic exercises; educates parents and family members.
Evaluates, records, and reports on residents progress for review by other members of the rehabilitative team.
Shares new information with staff on treatment techniques through in-service teaching and timely verbal communication.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.
Be familiar with Universal Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.
Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.
Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.
Protect the personal property of the residents of the facility.
Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.
Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Therapy
Current license in state of practice.
Minimum of one year of experience. Supervision, training and/or experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.
Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in identified areas of specialization.
Organized and detailed in work performance.
Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.
Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.
Comply with the Residents’ Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.
Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.
Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.
New Beginnings Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate on the basis of age (as defined by applicable law), religion, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that all selection decisions be based on job-related factors.
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