The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluating and treats patients referred for physical therapy by a physician. In addition, the Physical Therapist communicates and collaborates with other caregivers to provide quality care and maintains accurate patient records.
- Performs physical therapy evaluation, establishes and implements treatment plan for patients referred by a physician and assigned by the clinical coordinator or manager. Documents accurately patient evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge records.
- Delegates appropriate treatment procedures to the Physical Therapist Assistant, reviews, and co-signs their documentation.
- Communicates with appropriate health care providers on matters concerning patient treatment, continuity of care, and discharge planning.
- Maintains department readiness, i.e., supplies, linen, and equipment cleaning.
- Minimum Education Requirement - Graduate of an accredited physical therapy program.
- Licensure Requirement - Current license to practice physical therapy (PT) in the State of Ohio; Maintains yearly FIM certification (Inpatient Rehab Unit only).
- Physically able to perform strenuous activities, such as lifting and transferring patients.
- Must hold a valid Ohio driver’s license.