Physical Therapist (PT)

Job Title – Physical Therapist

Qualifications – Must be licensed by the state in which practicing patient care and

  • Has graduated from a physical therapy curriculum approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, or the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association or
  • Was admitted to membership by the American Physical Therapy Association or
  • Was admitted to registration by the American Registry of Physical Therapists or
  • Has graduated from a physical therapy curriculum in a 4 year college or university approved by the State Department of Education or
  • Has 2 years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist and has achieved a satisfactory grade on a proficiency exam conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service except that such determinations of proficiency do not apply with persons initially licensed by a state or seeking qualification after December 31, 1977

Reports to – Director of Nursing/Clinical Director

Duties –

Evaluates patient’s functional abilities utilizing test, measurements, and evaluation procedures.

Assess patient’s home environment for safety hazards and architectural barriers. Identifies equipment needs. Identifies function problems and establishes goals and a plan of care designed to improve the patient’s functional status. Instructs patient and family members/care givers in the exercise program.

Periodically re-evaluates and upgrades the patient’s program to maximize functional improvements and coordinates care with Physician and other disciplines involved in the patient’s care.

Administers the exercise program utilizing specialized therapeutic exercise techniques and equipment. Recommends prosthetic/orthotic devices.

Confers with the referring physician and other agency professional staff to obtain information to promote coordinated, efficient and quality patient care.

Performs and submits required documentation of patient’s evaluations, plan of care, clinical notes, and progress reports, along with changes in orders and summaries, according to the appropriate agency patient care.

Orients, instructs, and supervises the home health aide in accordance with program regulations in carrying out specific physical therapy modalities.

Keeps abreast of changes in physical therapy theories and practices, contributes to the ongoing development of programs and professionals within the service of sharing expertise, contributing resources, and giving in-services.

Keeps immediate supervisor informed of problem areas and makes suggestions for improvement.

Attends and contributes to in-services, clinical record reviews, and case conferences as required to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the agency.

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