The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats residents, under orders from a physician, through the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures designed to restore loss of muscle strength, coordination and body alignment, to relieve pain and to improve movement and function.
- Review available resident information and evaluate the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.
- Conduct and document a thorough functional assessment of the resident, utilizing standardized procedures. Assessment of home/vocational and equipment needs.
- Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on resident needs and containing achievable functional goals.
- Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines and consistently maintain timely and accurate department records.
- Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and provide close supervision while such staff members are working with residents.
- Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy.
- Current license in the state of practice.
- Prefer 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.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.