The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats individuals whose ability to perform daily functional tasks is threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, the aging process, environmental deprivation, sensory impairment, physical injury or illness or psychological or social dysfunction.
- Performs direct patient care at a highly professional level and on a timely basis to meet the daily needs of the inpatient and outpatient schedules as assigned by the Clinical Director.
- Performs comprehensive evaluation and/or reevaluation which includes reviewing patient’s chart using accepted methods and appropriate evaluative tools.
- Initiates evaluation within 48 hours of receiving the physical therapy order and completes the evaluation within two visits.
- Interprets test correctly and consults with patient, families, nursing, physician, and other appropriate resources in the development of the treatment plan as evidenced by chart documentation.
- Develops realistic short term and long term goals. Demonstrates creativity and skill in designing and implementing treatment programs to reach these goals.
- Graduate from accredited physical therapy program at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
- Must hold and keep current annually Texas Licensure as a Physical Therapist.
- Experience preferred, but new graduates are accepted.