The physical therapist evaluates and test clients with mechanical, anatomical, physiological impairments, developmental impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or other health and movement-related conditions to determine a prognosis and plan of therapeutic intervention. The physical therapist regularly assesses the ongoing effects of the physical therapy intervention. The physical therapist’s goal is to improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement.
- Evaluates patients after impairment, injury, or disease.
- Creates an individualized patient-centered treatment plan based on evidence-based practice and selects appropriate interventions based upon evaluation and assessment of patient.
- Re-evaluates and provides periodic reassessment of patient progress and contributes to discharge planning.
- Supervises treatment provided by students and physical therapy assistants.
- Participates and makes recommendations for client care interventions to the interdisciplinary health care team.
- Delegates and instructs supportive personnel in services to be provided.
- Performs all other duties as requested by the manager.
- Provides timely documentation per department and/or hospital policy and as required by insurance provider to meet licensing, certification, regulatory, reimbursement requirements, and physician treatment plan.
- Less than 1 year of experience.
- Automobile Proof of Insurance - Various, Driver's License - Various, Physical Therapist (MO) - Missouri Division of Professional Registration.
- Bachelor's Degree.