Physical Therapist

Location: Lancaster, CA
Date Posted: 03-17-2017
Summary:

The Physical Therapist (PT) 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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Reporting to physician patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition.
  • 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 inservice education programs for nursing organization personnel as needed.
  • Participates in peer consultation process.
  • Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants according to organization policy and state regulations.

Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate (BS) degree in physical therapy approved by an accredited organization
  • Licensed to practice as physical therapist within the state, if applicable.
  • One (1) year or more experience as a physical therapist
  • Good verbal, written communication and organization skills.
  • Possesses current CPR certification.
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