PHYSICAL THERAPIST

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides Physical Therapy services to patients as directed by the plan of treatment and in line with thephilosophy, objectives and policies of the agency. Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants and maintains responsibility for the implementation and follow-through of PT procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Licensed as, a Physical Therapist by the State of Virginia, has graduated from a PT curriculum approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or the Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of the AMA and a minimum of one year experience as a Physical Therapist.

RESPONSABILITIES:

Assists the physician in evaluating patient’s level of function, establishing treatment plan and goals.

Performs initial evaluations within 48 hours of referral and re-evaluations every 30 days, as appropriate coordinating plan of care with the physician as needed.

Prepares clinical and progress notes and required summaries, as appropriate.

Revises the plan of treatment and contacts the physician for change in plan of care.

Advises and consults with patient’s family and other health care staff.

Coordinates care with agency DON and other staff

Observes, records and reports any changes in the patient’s condition and updates the agency on changes in the patients status or schedule changes.

Supervises the Physical Therapy Assistant including but not limited to, informing the PTA of new patients, scheduling supervisory visits and co-signing PTA documentation.

Instructs patient and/or family in use of equipment safe patient management and home therapy programs as needed.

Providesstaff in-services when required.

Participates in chart reviews, case conferences peer review and QA/PI activities when required.

Communicates effectively with patient, caregivers and families as well as agency staff.

Provides quality and appropriate care and reports issues or concerns to the DON /Administrator.

Assures that all tasks are performs in a timely manner.

Performs other duties as assigned.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

Able to effectively perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.

Able to stand, bend, stoop, kneel, lift and reach freely.

Able to read and interpret instructions related to patient care.

Has transportation to travel to assignments.

Has current driver’s license and car insurance.

Maintains annual TB test, CPR certification and other required documents and submits them to HR.

Acknowledgement:

*I have reviewed my job description and agree to perform all duties mentioned to the best of my ability; I understand that my job duties may change as the needs of the agency change. I further agree to notify my immediate supervisor if I am unable to complete any of my job duties in a timely manner.