• Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, and consults with other specialists as needed.
• Reviews patient’s functional needs and adjusts care plan as indicated to ensure optimal patient outcome.
• Designs and implements a plan of care for the patient based on a thorough assessment of potential development and incorporates participation by significant others whenever it seems possible.
• Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care.
• Directs the assistance of support staff in order to achieve the patient’s functional goals.
• Communicates effectively with other professional and support staff in order to achieve positive patient outcomes.
• Practices established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement programs, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
• Documents evaluations, treatment goals, and plans. Regularly updates documentation and maintains all required prescriptions and signatures.
• Enhances professional growth and development of self and other through participation in educational programs, in-service meetings, and workshops. Keeps up to date on current professional literature.
• Provides direction and leadership to staff and acts as a resource to promote physical therapy within the community.
Population Served: Pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
• Lifting: Occasional-maximum of 75lbs. from chair or bed to stand, 35lbs. overhead. Frequent-maximum of 20 lbs., up to 10x hour.
• Items lifted- weights, CPM’s, hot packs, chairs, etc…
• Transfers: Up to max assist of one, up to 24 times per day from supine to sit to stand. All diagnostic categories.
• Push/Pull: Moderate force for wheelchairs, manipulating and moving equipment and machines.
• Carry: Maximum of 20lbs. for a maximum of 100 yards.