PHYSICAL THERAPIST

The physical therapist contracted or employed through the Organization is responsible for providing

physical therapy services and for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Personnel Services Agreement

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician's plan of care and as defined in

The State Physical Therapy Practice Act

 

This may include, but will not be limited to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initiates physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences

 

May train patient in the use of prosthetic device

 

Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as necessary

 

Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals

 

Participates in discharge planning for patient

Prepares and submits a clinical progress summary based on the attainment of goals as directed by Organization policy

 

Provides physical therapy consultation to home families/caregivers when indicated

 

Provides inservice education programs for nursing organization personnel as needed

 

Participates in the peer consultation process

 

Supervises physical therapy assistants according to organization policy and state regulations

 

When therapy is the only skilled service, instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care every two (2) weeks

 

The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

  • Assessing and evaluating therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total plan of care. Evaluates home environment

  • Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM—potential for rehab

  • Directing physical therapy treatment

  • Instructing patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances

  • Determining priority needs for physical therapy

  • Reporting to physician patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Possesses a degree from a baccalaureate or masters program in physical therapy approved by an accredited organization

 

Licensed to practice as a physical therapist by the Physical Therapy Board of California

 

Two years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist. Community/home health experience is preferred

 

Demonstrates good verbal and written communication and organization skills

 

Possesses and maintains current CPR certification

 

Licensed driver with automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with the organization requirements

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