Directs the evaluation, development, coordination, and implementation of physical therapy intervention provided to patients. Serves as a patient advocate assuring the delivery of physical therapy meets legal, ethical and institutional standards while adhering to the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the department and the organization.
Specific Job Related Duties:
Provides evaluation, treatment and discharge planning to patients relative to age, culture and condition in assigned clinical area.
Documents patient evaluation, treatment progress and billing, appropriately in the medical record.
Documentation must meet peer review requirements.
Communicates pertinent patient information with the patient, family members, physicians, team members, and other disciplines.
Participates in rounds, clinics and case conferences as assigned.
Meets required competencies for assigned area.
Delegates duties and monitor service delivery appropriately to PTA, Rehabilitation Aide.
Supervises students as requested (at least 1 year of experience).
Participates in and provides in-service/continuing education/ research opportunities.
Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.