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Physical Therapist

Overview
A licensed professional who provides coordinated care to patients of all age groups. Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans to restore or maintain patient well-being. Plans, organizes, and conducts physical therapy treatment program based on the medical referral and their evaluation. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team.
Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides care utilizing infection control measures that protect both the staff and the patient (OSHA)
Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency; i.e., attending in-services, as required by regulation; participates in in-service programs
Accepts clinical assignments that are consistent with education and competence to care for patients
Monitors assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payors
Provides effective communication to patient/family, team members, physician, and other health care professionals to ensure coordination of services; provides appropriate referrals, as necessary
Performs initial and ongoing clinical assessments to identify patient needs, determine level of functioning, including OASIS assessments at appropriate time points and appropriateness of patient for home health
Performs and oversees other team members, when applicable, in the performance of patient care that is consistent with patients' needs and desires
Prepares, and completes a Plan of Care in consultation with the physician and other care-team members. Documents on progress notes, phones orders, and other clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis. Revises the POC based on evaluation and ongoing assessment data
Plans and provides appropriate treatment for neuromuscular, neurological, and orthopedic disorders based on medical referral and therapy assessment
Assists/instructs patient/family in transfer techniques appropriate to patient abilities. Instructs on use of equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, etc., in a safe manner. Utilizes appropriate therapy equipment specific to patient diagnosis and needs
Adhere to all company policies and procedures
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Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Licensing/Certification:
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association approved program
Current State License as an Physical Therapist
Valid Driver's License.
Current CPR, negative TB screen and Hepatitis consent/declination
Experience:
Two years' experience as a Physical Therapist in an acute care or rehabilitation setting.
Knowledge and Skills:
Therapy skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice.
Good interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of durable medical equipment


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