The Physical Therapist (PT) is responsible for the physical therapy management of patients under the direction and supervision of the Director of Therapy Services. They will evaluate patients and interpret evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction while establishing treatment goals and plans to achieve established goals. The PT initiates discharge planning from physical therapy. They implement the treatment program through direct treatment of the patient, may delegate a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel and coordination of the treatment plan with other health care personnel as appropriate.
WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as standing or walking for prolonged periods of time; frequent bending, reaching, stooping, crouching, crawling, and stretching is necessary to assist in the movement and transfer of patients with mobility impairments and requires use of proper body mechanics. This may include transferring patients from beds to wheelchairs and vice versa, and perform maximum assist/dependent transfers. The employee must exert 10-20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 40 pounds.Requires frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation. Requires normal/corrected vision and hearing to normal range.