Responsible for providing assessment and treatment programs designed to return patients to their optimum functional level, in coordination with other team members.
Essential Job Functions:
1.Performs individualized evaluation and ongoing assessment related to the patient’s condition, addressing special needs and behaviors. This will include, but is not limited to, assessment of range of motion, strength, mobility, coordination, transfers, gait and other activities of daily living.
2.Develops treatment goals, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team, that are time specific and result in discharge of the patient to his home environment attaining the highest level of function possible.
3.Develops the treatment plan and revises as necessary from the goals set by the interdisciplinary team in coordination with the physician, the patient and the family.
4.Assumes responsibility for instruction and supervision of Therapy Aides in patient care activities as appropriate within hospital policies and procedures and medical regulations.
5.Accountable for following the guidelines for attendance, punctuality and overall dependability. Accountable for effective performance and follow-through of all assigned responsibilities and for completing responsibilities within designated (or agreed upon) timeframes. Completes responsibilities in a manner consistent with organizational policy, goals and values.
License, Certification, Education or Experience:
Licensed as a Physical Therapist in the State of Washington.
Baccalaureate, Master’s Degree, or certificate in Physical Therapy.
Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire.
Knowledge and training in the special needs of patients from young adult to geriatric ages and is responsible for the needs associated with these groups.