The Physical Therapist is responsible for the development of an individualized therapy program consisting of physical assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, education, and communication to maximize a patient's progress toward achieving functional goals. The Physical Therapist will also maintain a positive working relationship with other health professionals and ancillary staff.
- Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, and consults with other specialists. Reviews patients’ functional needs and adjusts care plans to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
- Designs and implements a plan of care for patients based on a thorough assessment of potential development and incorporates participation by significant others whenever it seems appropriate.
- Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care.
- Directs the assistance of support staff to achieve patients’ functional goals.
- Communicates effectively with other professional and support staff to achieve positive patient outcomes.
- Practices facility and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
- Documents evaluations, treatment goals, and plans. Regularly updates documentation and maintains prescriptions and signatures.
- Knowledge and skills to care for patient needs of the SNF population.
- Must possess problem solving skills to successfully perform job.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with other employees, patients, and family members.
- Ability to travel as needed to perform job.