Responsible for the evaluation of patients, determining plan-of-care and goals of treatment, participating in treatment of patients within the scope of Physical Therapy. Provides oversight to therapy assistants and students in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served; provides supervision to therapy aides and volunteers. Works as part of a patient care team toward the best outcomes for the patient.
Current Physical Therapist license from the State Physical Therapy Licensing Board required.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, and observation and team members.
Completes patient treatment according to plan of care and modifies plan to meet patient needs, and updates plan as appropriate.
Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.
Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients.May act as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
Mentors and provides oversight to new caregivers, physical therapist assistants, and therapy aides. Provides clinical instruction and training to students.
Recommends and participates in development of new services and programs, quality improvement and monitoring activities.
Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.