The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluating, planning, conducting, and implementing physical therapy treatment plans program in accordance with the medical referral. Participates and functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides assessments/re-assessments and direct patient care in order to restore or maintain a patient’s functional status while adhering to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times.
Essential Job Functions
*Perform initial and ongoing assessments to evaluate mobility, coordination, strength, and current level of function. *Responsible for administration, evaluation, and interpretation of tests and measurements to determine functional goals and outcomes. *Provide a written evaluation and plan of care defining physical therapy needs, goals, progress and expected outcomes. *Delivery of physical therapy services to comply with prescribed physician orders.
*Maintains plan of care by performing timely documentation of client performance, modifying goals and treatment as needed, and determine discharge care plans as appropriate.
*Responsible for discharge planning, including collaborating and educating the patient and his/her caretakers on home exercise plan to follow discharge. *Uses appropriate modalities and procedures correctly, demonstrating knowledge of indication and contradictions.
Participates in coordination of services with health care team, physicians, parent/guardians, nurses, etc.
Documents according to policy and procedure and requires minimal supervision or instruction. *Documents effectively resulting in no technical or clinical denials subsequent to review of documentation by payers. *Maintain effective communication between staff, healthcare team members and family. *Serve as a resource consultant for clinical staff.
*Supervises other personnel (PTA, HHA) as applicable.
*Completes OASIS assessments where allowed by state professional practice and regulation. *Follow policies and procedures and conforms to all applicable patient care standards, licensure regulations and state laws.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association approved program
Current, unrestricted state license as a Physical Therapist in the state of practice *Current CPR certification *NPI number
*Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with policies and procedures. *Additional state specific requirements:
Continuing Education as required by state
One (1) year of recent experience as a Physical Therapist in an acute care or rehab setting
Attention to detail *Time Management *Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution *Good organization and communication skills
*Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English
*Must be able to travel. *Must be able to lift 50 pounds
*Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting. *Must be able to sit and climb stairs *Must have visual and hearing acuity *Must have strong sense of smell and touch *Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance *Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or outpatient clinic setting
*Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions *Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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