Evaluates, develops an appropriate plan of care, and treats patients who present with bodily impairments and functional limitations as medically prescribed.
- Assesses patient ability to safely and effectively perform functional mobility skills and evaluate muscle, nerve, joint, and integumentary systems.
- Designs and implements a treatment plan of care utilizing practice standards and recommended techniques and modalities, insurance guidelines, and patient's needs. Monitors patient's response and progress to treatment and modifies treatment plan as appropriate.
- Documents and charges accurately, completely, and timely using measurable and objective terminology, following standards of practice, insurance guidelines and department/hospital policies and procedures.
- Provides discharge planning assistance and information regarding appropriate selection/use of adaptive equipment and follow up services.
- Communicates appropriately and effectively with patients, family and healthcare professionals within and across care settings and communities.
- Oversees the care provided by physical therapy assistants and rehabilitation therapy aides, according to established regulations and practice standards.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be obtained before employee starts patient care.
- Licensed in applicable state as a Physical Therapist OR Temporary State permit as Physical Therapist.