Aids patients to correct and/or adjust to disabilities by selecting, adapting and using appropriate physical therapy procedures, following physician's orders, or operating independently under New York State direct access statute.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Evaluates the patients' functional abilities and disabilities by tests, observations and information provided by family members, physician, nursing staff and others.
- Plans a program of patient treatment related to diagnosis, prognosis, emotional needs or problems, patient's environment, etc. working from physician's order.
- Instructs and counsel patients and family in the use of equipment and techniques. Evaluates home facilities and suggests need adaptations and resources in preparation for patient discharge.
- Recommends, obtains and instructs on the use of adaptive and assistive devices. Ensures appropriate safety practices and maintenance of equipment.
- Determines types and frequencies of therapies. Provides treatments using a variety of procedures and therapies. Recommends modifications of program as needed to physician.
- Maintains required patient and department records.
- Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy required; Master's or Doctoral degree preferred.
- Completed relevant clinical education in a comparable setting required or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
- Basic foundational knowledge of Physical Therapy Practice required.
- Licensed in New York State required