Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 7/2/2020
Organizes and conducts physical therapy programs to facilitate rehabilitation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology and to promote and maintain health. Provides care in a manner appropriate to the age of the patient.
- Demonstrates skill and accuracy in performing patient evaluations
- Devises/designs and implements treatment programs and goals using knowledge of physical therapy principles and standard operating procedures to regain physical or mental functions or adjust to their impairment.
- Appraises/evaluates and revises prescribed treatment plans according to patient’s response and progression. Skillfully and safely progresses patients through levels of treatment within the capabilities of the patient.
- Instructs/educates patients/families/caregivers in the use and purpose of therapeutic or adaptive devices, therapy plans, and home exercise programs.
- Maintains timely and accurate documentation, including the medical record, physician communication, charges, etc.
- Consults with other members of the rehabilitation team as needed to coordinate patient care.
- Adapts/adjusts patient equipment and devices; safely and appropriately applies orthoses.
- Provides liaison contact with community agencies/resources for follow-up continuity.
- Regularly and appropriately delegates treatment programs to other health team personnel in the care of the patient; instructs/educates the supportive staff in the appropriate portions of the treatment program.
- Consistently demonstrates an awareness and concern for patient safety; complies with hospital infection control policies.
- Demonstrates the ability to communicate with patients/families/care-givers in a professional manner, while motivating them to advance in rehabilitation.
- Actively participates on patient care and department committees.
- Demonstrates an ability to terminate treatments appropriately and makes referrals to outside agencies in a timely manner.
- Regularly reviews caseload for opportunities to effectively “dove-tail” procedures performing physical therapy on more than one patient simultaneously without interfering with quality.
- Provides useful suggestions regarding supplies and equipment to supervisors/clinical staff; ensures equipment in work area is in safe and proper working order.
- Assists in selected portions of the orientation and/or training of new employees/students.
- Reacts to change productively and performs other job related tasks and duties as assigned.
- Possesses adequate knowledge of applicable Federal and State Regulations related to the treatment setting.