Evaluates patients; plans and administers a medically prescribed physical therapy program; monitors patient's progress, directs Physical Therapist Assistants; and consults with physicians; provides patient and family education; maintains records and processes appropriate charges.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Evaluates/re-evaluates patient's functional ability and physical status consistent with patient diagnosis and physician referral.
Develops plan of care and measurable goals consistent with evaluation findings and physician referral. Establishes treatment frequency, duration and Rehab potential. Alters, revises, or discontinues therapy according to patient response.
Administers therapeutic treatment efficiently and competently.
Consults with physician, other health care professionals, certifying agencies and reimbursement sources regarding patient status and progress. Prepares timely and accurate report to physicians.
Communicates successfully with co-workers, patients, physicians, and external publics through verbal, non-verbal and written communications.
Documents patient evaluation, treatment program, progress and discharge summary in medical record in established time frame per department Policy and Procedure.
Uses appropriate forms, terminology and abbreviations.
Accrues charges consistent with Physical Therapy services rendered in order to ensure accurate correlation between work performed and billable service.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.