A physical therapist provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of residents/patients suffering from injuries or disease.
- Establishes and administers a treatment plan with specific therapy goals determined according to the patient's capacity and tolerance under the direction of the physician.
- Assesses patient needs; plans for, evaluates and modifies care to meet goals of physical therapy interventions.
- Collaborates with all disciplines to plan and evaluate team goals for each patient.
- Sets realistic and achievable goals for patients/residents.
- Documents and records the patients’/residents’ condition and progress per state and federal regulations.
- Educates patients and families in an appropriate therapy method.
- Optimizes the functionality and skills of patients by providing, directing and/or overseeing the screening of all residents.
- Communicates patient status and needs to the patient, family, and other involved professionals.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Knowledge of HIPAA.
- General knowledge and understanding of managed care.
- Knowledge of state and federal rules relating to therapy delivery and documentation in skilled nursing facilities.