The Physical Therapist displays and practices a work-style that reflects the mission, vision and values of the Rehabilitation Services Department, as well as the Organization. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental and hospital standards, policies, and procedures.
- Screens for clinical needs by reviewing medical history, performing systems review, and applying screening tests and measures.
- Performs evidence-based examinations by obtaining patient history, selecting appropriate tests, measures and performing regular re-examinations.
- Identifies impairments, functional limitations, and disability based on examination data.
- Provides interventions to address therapeutic diagnosis, defines expected intensity, duration of therapy, and makes recommendations for discharge.
- Establishes a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family, updates the plan of care based on patient’s response.
- Provides education to patient, family, and/or caregiver regarding the purpose of the activity, use of equipment, home exercise, and activity.
- Critical thinking, ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions.
- Ability to communicate effectively on the patient’s behalf.
- Works well 1:1 and in a team to obtain better outcomes.
- Possesses a knowledge of the business of healthcare along the continuum of care, clinical decision support data analysis/synthesis, and quality improvement, regulatory and legislative issues.
- Self-directed individual with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines, excellent attention to detail, and maintain a high level of work quality.