The Physical Therapist diagnoses and treats patients with medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. The physical therapist provides a variety of health care services centered on the unique and individual needs of each patient according to the plan of care, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Works with a multidisciplinary team to deliver a full range of services, and participates in team-based continuous improvement.
1. Demonstrates best practice and accountability in the performance of safe and effective assessment, reassessment, development, and implementation of the patient’s therapy plan of care. Consults with other disciplines, as required, to coordinate patient care services.
2. Delegates appropriately to physical therapy assistants and rehabilitation aides to support patient needs while maintaining accountability for the care plan. Understands the competency level of those delegated to, and supports learning and teaching opportunities to further enhance the skill set of care team members.
3. Completes accurate and timely documentation of services provided in accordance with professional and compliance standards to ensure accurate billing and coding to maximize reimbursement and compliance.
4. Assists in the development of standards of care, preferred practice patterns, protocols, and clinical procedures using evidence-based practice to ensure quality care.
5. Demonstrates responsible actions and initiatives to positively impact patient access to care and contribute to the department’s financial performance.
6. Promotes successful relationships with referral sources and within the community to enhance strategic growth and gain market share.
7. Fosters clinician autonomy through individual professional development and mentorship to support the team’s success in advancing their profession.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of physical therapy.
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS).