The staff Physical Therapist is directly responsible to the Director, and/or his designee, and has the responsibility for overall direction, utilization, supervision, instruction, and evaluation of professional and supportive staff, volunteers, and students in their area of the physical therapy department/facility.
Ensures that Physical Therapy Practices are consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and Standards of Practice policy in this manual.
Demonstrates treatment skills that are rooted in evidence based practice guidelines while balancing b both patient and provider expectations and needs.
Confers with the person(s) most closely associated with the active management of the patient to keep them informed of any additional patient needs, treatment modification, and/or progress.
Treats patients of all ages (e.g., infants, children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, elderly, ages 0–120 years), race, creed, gender, and disability without bias or prejudice.
Demonstrates respect and understanding of the patient’s right to treatment and right to involvement in treatment decisions. Patient centric shared decision making. Practices ethical responsibility based on the cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs of the patients served as applicable by law.
Professional Status and Public Relations:
Maintains current professional knowledge of techniques and trends in the field of Physical Therapy.
Attends conventions, meetings, or special courses whenever possible and shares gained information with the department/facility personnel.
Prepares and presents educational presentations to community groups as requested.
Maintains positive public relations with all community sources.