The Physical Therapist II is an experienced therapist who is fully competent with all essential functional and job duties of a Physical Therapist I, but also has expertise and experience in evaluating and developing treatment plans for more complex patients and for a wide variety of ages and diagnoses, utilizing advanced skills and techniques to solve patient care needs in an accurate and efficient manner.
What you will do:
- Participates in clinical teaching, including the clinical instruction of physical therapy interns/students, residents, and other staff.
- Prepares and presents an in-service (at least one annually).
- Provides input regarding the educational needs of the staff and serves as a resource in meeting those needs.
- With the support of the manager, may initiate clinical research within area of clinical expertise.
- Provides mentoring to others when appropriate and serves as a role model/resource/teacher/mentor to less experienced physical therapists.
- Leads patient care conferences, communicating with and teaching other care providers.
- Identifies departmental performance improvement issues and participates in performance improvement activities, e.g. chart reviews, revision of documentation forms, workflow studies, etc.
- Contributes to the development of departmental policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge and adherence to Code of Ethics and performance standards specific to the clinician's professional organization.
- Knowledge of available equipment and vendors used in assigned area.
- Knowledge of basic business aspects of position, such as utilization management, charging practices and regulatory practice compliance.
- Knowledge of evaluation and treatment methodologies as applied to routine patient care.
- Knowledge of legal issues affecting the clinical practice.
- Knowledge of pathologies and injuries which result in physical impairments.
- Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of clinical specialty.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely and effectively with patients, families, co-workers, visitors, supervisors and other health professionals.
- Ability to develop and document clearly and accurately treatment goals that are realistic, measurable,