- The staff physical therapist practices physical therapy, which is defined as the evaluation, treatment and/or prevention of disability, injury, disease, or other conditions of health, using physical, chemical and/or mechanical means, including but not limited to heat, cold, light, air, water, sound, electricity, massage, mobilization, and therapeutic exercise, with and without assistive devices; the performance and interpretation of tests and measurements to assess pathophysiological, pathomechanical, and developmental deficits of human systems to determine treatment and assist in diagnosis and prognosis.
- Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.
- Performs physical therapy evaluations and treatment procedures upon physician’s referral.
- Develops plans of treatment, modifies treatment plans /programs as necessary; determines rehabilitation potential and participates in discharge planning.
- Carries out regular assessment/re-evaluations and modifies program goals as needed.
- Under the orders of a qualified ordering provider, a Physical Therapist can administer oxygen to the patient during treatment session. In certain situations, a physical therapist may titrate the oxygen flow to maintain patients at or above the threshold saturation value when prescribed by a provider in maintenance of a specific oxygen saturation (SpO2) level during rest and activity.
- Notes possible need for patients to receive other services (OT, ST, SS, etc.). Discusses possibility with other professionals, physicians.
Education and Experience:
- Education: Graduate of accredited college program in Physical Therapy. B.A./B.S. in Physical Therapy or higher degree.
- Licensure: New York State license or eligibility for license.
- Experience: Successful completion of orientation program according to department guidelines.