The Physical Therapist in their clinical role examines, evaluates and assesses individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health related conditions that limit their ability to move or function with activities of daily living. The Physical Therapist develops a plan of care and provides treatment techniques and interventions to improve mobility, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. The Physical Therapist provides physical therapy services and elements of patient/client care management leading to optimal outcomes according to the relevant state Physical Therapy Practice Standards. The Physical Therapist works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team in a team in the areas of education and consultation regarding patient needs in accordance with the vision and mission of Gundersen Health System.
License and Certifications:
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes.
1. Works with patients and families to examine, evaluate, diagnose, prognose, and intervene to insure optimal outcomes. Also consults and educates the patient and other care-givers as needed.
2. The physical therapist works with the referring provider and other clinical staff in providing optimal care of the patient through appropriate timely methods of communication including, but not limited to, complete and accurate patient chart notes and face-to-face consultations.
3. Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professions, communicates value of physical therapy services.
4. Responsible for completing documentation according to established departmental standards to enhance effective patient care and proper reimbursement.
5. The physical therapist works with assistive staff in providing optimal care for the patient through supervised delegation of appropriate patient care duties as allowed by state and federal law.
6. Meets standards of practice according to federal, state, and professional association guidelines. Maintains and achieves proficiency in departmental competencies.
7. Teaches and counsels individuals, families, groups, and community.
8. The physical therapist works with other interested parties in education, research and quality improvement of services.
9. Participates in departmental and multidisciplinary review of process, treatment, or systems issues for quality improvement initiatives.
10. Pursues relevant educational opportunities to maintain or enhance professional knowledge and meet departmental needs.
11. The physical therapist, to the best of her/his capabilities and talents, works with other Gundersen Health System personnel in fulfilling the mission and vision statements of the organization.
12. Will be involved in coordinating and overseeing physical therapy student education.
13. Will be involved in Physical Therapist orientation to various sites and/or programs.
14. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.