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.
- Attends and participates in the weekly team conference.
- May be required to work during inclement weather and other staffing emergencies.
- Two years direct patient physical therapy care and treatment experience preferred.
- Experience in rehabilitation hospital setting preferred.
- Current state licensure as a Physical Therapist required.
- Basic Life Support/CPR Certification required.