Restores patient's function, alleviates pain, and prevents disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed physical therapy. Helps patients with physical injuries or illnesses of to regain range of movement and control their pain. Determine the root causes of the trauma, counsel patients, and work with them to create a plan for rehabilitation. Create plans that involve stretching, strength training, exercises and physical manipulation to help in recovery. Track progress and report to patients and their families.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results, determining physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
- Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises, instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily living activities and in using assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
- Administers physical therapy treatments by giving massages; initiating traction; applying physical agents; utilizing hydrotherapy tanks and whirlpool baths, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines; directing treatments given by aides, technicians, and assistants.
- Evaluates effects of physical therapy treatments and fit of prosthetic and orthotic devices by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress, recommending adjustments and modifications.
- Have an advanced degree and must be from an accredited school of Physical Therapy. Must be a fully Licensed Physical Therapist.
- With educational requirements met, no prior experience is required. 1-year experience in a hospital facility setting
- Demonstrates responsibility to patient/ employee confidentiality. Pleasant attitude in dealing with departments and the public. Genuine concern for completeness and organization. Have a working knowledge of policies and procedures. Additionally, the incumbent shall understand this position may require varied hours and weekend work, as dictated to meet the patient’s needs.