A Physical Therapist provides professional services in diagnosing disorders and providing therapy for patients with musculoskeletal or neurological impairments. This includes evaluation of all assigned/scheduled patients, the development of treatment plans, administration and implementation of the treatment program, and appropriate discharge planning.
Perform initial evaluation including history of prior level of function, subjective information, objective tests and measures, assessment (including discharge disposition recommendation in acute setting), and establishment of plan of care and goals for future treatments.
Incorporate evidence based clinical decision making to select and utilize appropriate patient interventions in accordance with plan of care, and modify plan of care as appropriate based on patient progress/response to interventions.
Follow best practice for clinical documentation.
Maintain patient safety, modesty and privacy/confidentiality at all times.
Provide education to patients, caregivers and other staff members as appropriate to include adaptive equipment and recommended safety precautions.
Provide supervision and guidance as needed to Physical Therapy Assistants and rehabilitation aides.
Collaborate and communicate effectively with other team members including physicians, case managers, nurses, and other therapy staff, including participation in discharge planning in inpatient settings.
Screen for and make referrals to other disciplines when indicated.
Required to maintain current BLS certification.
Other duties as assigned.
Work is performed in the Rehabilitation Services department including reception area, treatment rooms, office, gym areas as well as patient rooms and hallways with inpatients. Involves continuous contact with patients. Interaction is constant with frequent interruptions.