EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Reviews patient's medical history and any referrals or notes from doctors or surgeons.
- Develops and implements physical therapy treatment programs for physically disabled adults, pediatrics, psychiatry and substance abuse patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings
- Serves as consultant or clinical advisor to other staff
- Outlines patient's goals and the expected outcome of the plan.
- Provides care using standard physical therapy therapeutic interventions such as mobilization and exercise to help them increase their mobility, prevent further pain or injury, and facilitate health and wellness.
- Recommends program changes to caregiver's as appropriate
- Participates in the department's education program by implementing clinical learning experiences and supervising physical therapy students.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of physical therapy.
- Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurology, neuroanatomy, general and abnormal psychology, group dynamics, human development, pharmacology.
- Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures.
- Considerable knowledge of community resources.
- Considerable interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to instruct others in principles and practices of physical therapy.
- Ability to gain confidence, interest, and cooperation of physically, mentally and/or developmentally disabled clients.