Company: Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC
Posted on: August 7, 2022
POSITION SUMMARY FOR A PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Provides and directs physical therapy services to residents,
including assessment, treatment, program planning and
implementation, related documentation, and communication. Functions
under physician's orders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR A PHYSICAL THERAPIST
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides physical therapy services to residents and initiates
referrals when appropriate and in accordance with Physical Therapy
Conducts screenings of residents at regular intervals to determine
need for intervention/treatment.
Evaluates residents to obtain data necessary for treatment planning
and implementation. Conducts specialized evaluations as
Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to residents,
family and other team members.
Establishes individual resident schedules in conjunction with other
Develops treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including
short and long-term goals and methods to achieve identified
Coordinates treatment plan with resident, family and other team
Implements and conducts treatment as outlined in treatment
Monitors resident's response to intervention and modifies treatment
as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician
Develops appropriate home or community programming to maintain and
enhance the performance of the resident in their own
Documents results of resident's assessment, treatment, follow-up
and termination of services.
Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the resident.
Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment.
Trains residents, family and appropriate staff in the use or
application of orthotics and prosthetics.
Participates in discharge planning.
Supervises and directs LPTA's in the implementation of the
Supervises students and volunteers.
Supervises Physical Therapy Aides and Rehabilitation Aides.
Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services
delivered and of individual physical therapy programs for
effectiveness and efficiency, using predetermined criteria.
Participates in resident, family and staff education.
Confers formally and informally with other team members in
coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the resident.
Adheres to Physical Therapy Department procedures regarding
documentation of physical therapy services.
Attends in-service meetings and facility meetings as required.
Provides in-service education to members of the resident's care
team and education to the community.
Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and
Records billable treatment times according to Physical Therapy
Department procedures and submits weekly/monthly statistics to
Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of
practice, department procedures and productivity standards.
Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility/company
Complies with all infection control, Universal Precautions and OSHA
standards for the healthcare professional.
Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation,
planning, implementation and follow-up or resident therapy
Maintains positive relationships and rapport with coworkers,
residents, family members and facility personnel.
Reports to work on time and adheres to schedule maintaining
acceptable patient ratios and work efficiency during assigned
Assists with and participates in quality assurance program as
Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PHYSICAL
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from an accredited
Successful completion of National Certification Examination for
Current state licensure or license eligible.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR A PHYSICAL
These essential functions described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the basic functions
of a physical therapist. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform these
Physical requirements for this position are classified as medium
under the Department of Labor classification. The employee must be
capable of exerting 20-50 pounds of force occasionally (less than
1/3 of the time), and/or 10-20 pounds of force frequently (1/2 of
the time), and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly (2/3 of the
time) to move objects, equipment and/or residents. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch; use hands to
manipulate tools, equipment or controls; reach with hands and arms,
balance, lift and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with
residents. The employee is required to have visual and hearing
acuity sufficient enough to assess resident safety and ability. The
employee works mostly inside, in resident rooms or clinic. This
position is classified as a Category 1 for the purpose of exposure
determination under the OSHA Regulations regarding the Standard on
Occupational Exposure to Blood borne Pathogens (29CFR 1910.1030).
Category 1 is defined as all procedures or job-related tasks that
involve an inherent risk for mucous membrane or skin contact with
blood, body fluids or tissues, or a potential for spills and/or
splashes of blood or body fluids. The use of protective equipment
and measures is required for every employee engaged in Category 1
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