Summary of the Job:
Plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from injuries, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability: Reviews physician's referral (prescription) and patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required. Tests and measures patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs. Plans and prepares written treatment program based on evaluation of patient data. Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function. Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily-living activities, and in use of assistant and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses. Administers treatments involving application of physical agents, using equipment, such as whirlpool baths, moist packs, and ultrasound machines. Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit. Administers massage, applying knowledge of massage techniques and body physiology. Administers traction to relieve pain, using traction equipment. Records treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer. Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, aides, and students.
Seeking PRN PT with IP and OP experience. Must have ability to work weekends; one weekend every four weeks, plus as needed on weekdays.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science or Master's degree in Physical Therapy from an APTA accredited institution. Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Louisiana. Working knowledge of computer software to include, but not be limited to: word processing and spreadsheets.
Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required.
Physical Effort required:
Constant (67% - 100%) – talking, hearing, and seeing
Frequently (34%-66%)– NONE
Occasionally (1%-33%)– lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, and handling/feeling