This position is responsible for assessments, treatments and clinical recommendations of patients with movement dysfunction according to physician’s orders, scope of practice and bylaws from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
* Provides and conducts evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, education and clinical recommendations according to the scope of practice as a Physical Therapist from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) addressing disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systems
* Abides bylaws provided by APTA
* Provides services in Physical Therapy in accordance with the physician’s plan of care.
* Assists the physician in assessing the patient’s level of functioning as it related to Physical Therapy.
* Instructs and advises patients, family and other health team personnel regarding their roles in the Physical Therapy plan of care including instruction in the use of prosthetic and orthotic devices and durable medical equipment, as appropriate.
* Demonstrates discipline specific competency in the skills required by the care center/facility.
* Supervises and teaches the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Communicates plan of care changes to the aide and other appropriate staff as necessary.
* Performs a complete assessment of the patient, including screening for movement dysfunction from disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systems
* Based on assessment findings, develops a plan of care including specific interventions to treat functional mobility deficits
* Provides clinical recommendations based on patient need.
* Observes signs and symptoms and reports changes in the patient’s condition to the physician and/or other appropriate staff as necessary.
* Participates and provides discipline specific instruction to patients, families, caregivers and staff.
* Provides clinical recommendations and referrals to other physicians, clinicians, healthcare professionals or support services based on the patient and caregiver needs
* Evaluates, and re-assesses needs of the patient; initiates, develops, implements and makes necessary revisions to the patient’s plan of care. Assesses the patient’s continual care needs.
* Conducts discipline specific patient screenings to determine clinical needs of the patient, medical necessity and skilled services.
* Ensures documentation is meeting or exceeding requirements for evaluation, short-term/long-term goals, re-assessment, daily notes and discharges.
* Teaches, supervises and counsels the patient, family and caregiver regarding procedures and other care needs as appropriate to the patient’s condition. Utilizes educational material as appropriate.
* Develops, prepares and maintains individualized documentation on every patient with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate documentation per care center policy.
* Participates in continued professional development and enhancement of clinical knowledge through continuing education and peer reviewed literature.
* Cooperates and consults with appropriate staff to provide staff education when requested.
* Participates in department, care center, and company meetings as needed or requested
* Provides in-services to other staff and outside referral sources, associations and/or support groups as needed or requested.
* Provides clinical support and supervision of students and new graduate clinicians as needed or requested.
* Maintains professional licensure/certification according to state and national governing bodies.
* Participates in continuing education courses for clinical development
* Maintains current personnel file information and provides information to care center in timely manner.
* Continue professional development to enhance clinical practice. Setting own development challenges and volunteers to learn.
* Assists with orientation of new personnel.
* Successful completion of a Physical Therapy program at a school of Physical Therapy approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) or the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of American Medical Association (AMA) or the committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association.
* Current and unencumbered license to practice Physical Therapy specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.
* One year (1) of Physical Therapy experience preferred but not required.
* Current CPR certification.