Position : Physical Therapist
Provides assessment, performs evaluation, identifies therapy diagnosis, formulates therapy treatment plan with goals and implements treatment of PT services to patients.
Be responsible as the primary therapy provider to implement, supervise and modify a therapy plan of care based on assessment of patient response to optimize the outcome for each patient.
Review clinical records and case histories.
Attends care conferences, regular meetings/rounds and remains in contact with referring providers, nurses and other rehabilitation professionals to review patient’s status and individual needs with-in the health care team concept.
Collaborates with other team members to assure appropriate medical equipment is arranged and care plan is established prior to discharge.
Document patient encounter findings and treatments including diagnoses, treatment plan, recommendations, and prognoses in appropriate format according to hospital policies. Provides services in a timely manner after receipt of referral.
Both In-patient and out-patient populations in various settings as assigned.
Direct the work of support staff, students or interns.
Facilitates a healthcare partnership between providers, the patients and their families.
Develop, implement and conduct patient education and therapy programs based on patient and/or family needs.
Provides patients and families home exercise programs to achieve the fullest rehabilitative potential.
Advises patients and family members in methods that facilitate a capacity for self-care and independence, facilitating movement towards a healthcare partnership between providers, the patients and their families.
Home programs are clear and concise and the provider ensures that these instructions are understood by asking for feedback and demonstration of programs by patient or caregivers.
Programs are taught demonstrating sensitivity to cross cultural issues.