Provides comprehensive therapeutic patient care for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients to ensure positive patient outcomes, as needed. Educates the patient and health care providers to assure continuity of the patient care plan. Interacts with other departments and members of the medical team in developing and implementing interdisciplinary patient care plans to ensure comprehensive medical care.
- Provides patient care assessment and treatment. Ensures patient evaluations and treatments are comprehensive, functional and according to the Standard of Practice. Provides sound professional judgment in interpreting the evaluation results and establishing an acceptable treatment plan with realistic goals.
- Maintains accurate patient documentation. Completes written patient evaluations, progress notes, and discharge notes per policy. Ensures accurate and timely documentation of patient/family education, charges and departmental statistics, and ICD-9 codes as appropriate.
- Meets department financial and productivity standards. Understands the budgeted expectations. Maintains productivity standards. Adjusts individual schedules to meet the needs of the patient and department.
- Participates in process management to optimize quality and efficiency of services. Identifies quality and operational opportunities.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:
- Licensed to practice Physical Therapy in the State of North Carolina with current licensure, active member of APTA encouraged, but not required.
- CPR certification required every two years.