The staff physical therapist is a position responsible for evaluating and treating patients in an effort to restore function after an injury or illness. This position is also responsible for documenting this treatment in order to ensure proper payment of such services.
Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and a supervised clinical internship of at least four months required.
License to practice physical therapy in the State of Nebraska. BLS certification required. Driver's License required.
Demonstrates ability to evaluate patients of all ages and diagnoses. Is able to utilize this evaluation to create a treatment plan designed to prevent disability due an injury or illness.
Demonstrates the ability to modify and update a treatment plan to help a patient obtain maximal improvement with therapy.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize when a patient is ready for discharge and develops an appropriate discharge plan.
Demonstrates the ability to complete all documentation accurately, completely, and timely per policy as required by Joint Commission, Medicare, Medicaid, the hospital, and any other industry regulating agency. This includes: evaluations, treatment session notes, progress reports, physician updates, discharge notes/information, Medicare paperwork, recertifications and any other piece of documentation requested by the previous stated agencies.
Demonstrates the ability to manage a caseload consistent with industry, hospital and departmental standards.