- Provides excellent patient care using independent judgment and clinical expertise while following state and Clinic regulations.
- Selects appropriate assessment procedures to evaluate the abilities and limitations of patients of all ages and diagnoses and plans appropriate treatment programs using department protocols when applicable, based on physician referral, evaluation results, patient/family goals and interests, sound clinical judgment and other pertinent available information. May received referrals from physicians or peers to evaluate and treat more challenging cases.
- Will develop a plan of care, discuss with the patient and/or responsible party, and obtain verbal (or written) informed consent. Periodically re-evaluates patients utilizing clinical judgment for progression/modification
- Administers daily treatment, ensuring that the treatment plan is age appropriate and patient specific. Makes recommendations to physicians regarding plan of care, which may include change of treatment, change of frequency, additional referrals, orthosis, or durable medical equipment.
- Indirectly supervises physical therapy assistants and directly supervises physical therapy extenders in administering treatments to patients and will teach them appropriate techniques to perform with specific patients.
- BA or BS (Prior to 2002) or Certificate in Physical Therapy or MPT or DPT from an accredited Physical Therapy program. Three or more years in an outpatient therapy, or related specialty area.
- Basic typing and PC skills.
- Excellent customer service skills and responsive patient care values.
- Ability to communicate professionally and effectively; verbally and in writing with patients, family, associates and providers.
- Analytical ability to evaluate patient condition, capabilities, and progress.
- Professional knowledge to evaluate, plan, and administer appropriate treatment safely.