The Physical Therapist provides services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. The PT also examines patient's medical history, evaluates their physical abilities, determines their potential to respond to therapy, and develops treatment plans. This position must integrate company values into daily practice.
- Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, and establishes plan of care. Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care.
- Evaluates effectiveness of treatment and modifies as necessary.
- Assesses educational and cultural needs of the patient, family, caregiver, or significant other and communicates accordingly to achieve maximum benefit of care.
- Documents evaluations, treatment goals, and plans in accordance with Hospital requirements and established guidelines. Regularly updates documentation and maintains prescriptions and signatures.
- Prepares plans for discharge.
- Coordinates, delegates, and supervises responsibilities assigned to support staff.
- Coordinates with interdisciplinary team on patient needs, treatment modifications, and progress.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrates appropriate application of age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines in caring for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients
- Knowledge of accreditation standards to ensure adherence to all standards set forth by state and accrediting agencies of TJC and CMS.
- Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures, and utilizes proper policies, procedures, and guidelines in caring for patients.
- Demonstrates an understanding of treatment costs and financial support as they relate to quality and efficiency.
- Demonstrates general computer skills including data entry, word processing, email, and records management.
- Demonstrates critical thinking skills.