The Physical Therapist is responsible for performing initial patient evaluations, plans/implements treatment programs, monitors patient's progress towards treatment goals, directly communicates with referring physicians, and documents and completes daily charge tickets.
- Interpret evaluation results to determine the degree of impairment, aid in differential diagnoses, and assist in establishing and revising the specifics of treatment.
- Plan treatment programs based upon the patient's complaint , physician referral, review of medical records, and evaluation results.
- Set appropriate goals for treatment to relieve pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
- Rule out contra-indications to treatment and recommend necessary changes.
- Perform electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, traction and massage techniques following established procedures and within limits set by patient condition and tolerance.
- Administer therapeutic exercises to improve posture, strength, range of motion, coordination, and endurance.
- Provide fitting and application of recommended orthotic devices.
- Instruct patients in the use of assistive devices and physical therapy procedures to be continued at home.
- Monitor the effects of treatment and modify techniques to achieve maximum benefit.
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.
- Home Health Experience Required.
- Licensed by the State of Illinois.
- Preferred to be a member of the American Physical Therapy Association but is not required.
- CPR certification per American Heart Association guidelines required within 30 days of hire.