The physical therapist works as a member of the interdisciplinary patient care team. They perform an individualized evaluation and design a goal-directed customized plan to improve the person’s physical function and mobility. They periodically review the patient’s performance to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
- Evaluates patients including contact with physicians for any clarification of orders or precautions. Using appropriate techniques with consideration all patient physical, psychosocial, developmental/maturation status and cultural needs.
- Develops and implements PT treatment program using appropriate problem solving and PT skills including reviewing and revising programs as indicated.
- Communicates with physicians and other health care workers concerning patient status, ability to progress and needs for continued services.
- Develops rapport and demonstrates professionalism with above mentioned staff.
- Documents evaluation, progress and discharge summaries, home programs and other forms for intra/extra agency personnel as indicated.
- Documentation is clear, concise, timely and complete.
- Supervises PT Assistants, techs and students
- Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy.
- Licensure in state of primary practice site required.
- Successful completion of an academic Physical Therapy program and 4 years of experience.
- Leadership of Interdisciplinary Team or demonstrate excellence in at least 3 of the areas below as defined in the Rehabilitation Services Clinical Ladder: Clinical Educator, Management Apprentice, Implements new product line, Certification/Speciality Recognition, State or National Committee Involvement, and Additional graduate coursework.