Establishes and implements physical therapy plans of care in collaboration with Physician.Administers therapy treatments to patients with physical disabilities resulting from injury, disease or surgery. Uses techniques such as heat, electricity, water, muscle manipulation, massage and exercise.Responsible for the evaluation of patients and following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served.
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.
Provides individualized therapy treatment in accordance with plan of care.
Makes recommendations for relative content and scope of therapy services and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
Recommends and develops new therapy services and programs in collaboration with staff.
Shares expertise with other health care professionals. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure smooth, continuous care of patients. Acts as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staff to facilitate problem solving, coordination of services and acts as an educational resource.
Completes documentation accurately, timely and within professional standards.
May spend minimal time to assist with evaluating and orienting new caregivers and making recommendations to management regarding equipment and space needs related to physical therapy functions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Current Physical Therapist license from the state Physical Therapy Licensing Board specific to location of practice.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.