The physical therapist works as a member of the interdisciplinary patient care team. They perform an individualized evaluation and design a goal-directed customized plan to improve the person’s physical function and mobility. They periodically review the patient’s performance to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
- Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills.
- Evaluates patients in clinical area served. Therapist considers all aspects of the patient including the physical, psychosocial, developmental, and cultural needs. Evaluation results are communicated to the physician, family, and other team members in a clear and concise manner.
- Develops and implements treatment plans using appropriate problem solving skills, and clinical reasoning. The therapist serves as a resource to staff members and students.
- Documentation is clear and concise, and in compliance with departmental, KPTA and APTA guidelines, and regulatory requirements from third party payers.
- Demonstrates understanding of regulatory requirements as it pertains to the clinical area served - Follows all departmental policies, procedures, and standards.
- Entry Level BS, MS or DPT degree in PT.
- Licensure in state of primary practice site required.