The Physical Therapist I provides physical therapy and wellness services to patients and clients who have impairments, functional disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. Moreover, this employee helps patients and clients restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Evaluates new patients, establishes goals, and develops appropriate treatment plans.
- Documents all evaluations, treatments, and other pertinent patient interactions on a daily basis.
- Educates patients and families regarding medical conditions and provides instructions for home activities.
- Communicates with physicians and their staff to obtain necessary information and suggests revisions in treatment.
- Utilizes treatment tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
- Maintains a satisfactory level of productivity and demonstrates willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis or real clinic need.
- Participates in quality and safety improvement activities.
- Doctoral degree in relevant field.
- Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
- Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and according to HIPPA requirements.
- Ability to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as necessary.
- Commitment to the University’s core values.