Under the general direction of and upon physician referral; to assess the functional needs of physically disabled patients, develop treatment goals, plan and implement appropriate treatment plans utilizing a variety of physical therapy treatment procedures.
PRIMARY (ESSENTIAL) DUTIES:
Based upon the treatment diagnosis of the patient, OBJECTIVELY and QUANTIFIABLY assess a baseline level of physical function for each patient referred. Such evaluations should include baseline assessment of pertinent medical and onset history, cognitive function, sensory-perceptual-motor function, functional mobility, and pain control. This baseline information should be sufficient to adequately form the basis of treatment outcome goals.
Based upon the initial assessment of the patient, identify functional needs and establish appropriate treatment outcome goals. Such goals will be established as an expected outcome of the patient's treatment plan, will be expressed in measurable terms, and will be realistic and appropriate to the patient's condition.
Based upon the treatment outcome goals established for the patient, plan and implement treatment programs designed to achieve or significantly progress toward achievement of outcome goals. Treatment programs will be dynamic relative to the clinical response of the patient and will achieve a level of consistency and continuity that will enhance the patient's clinical response.