Consults, screens, evaluates and treats patients as assigned in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physician referral, depending on level of care.
Develops effective treatment plans to assigned patients.
Supervises the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in direct patient care and patient related activities. Treats patients according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients.
Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) Services, physicians and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
Participates in policy and procedure meetings.
Documents treatments and outcomes and all required documentations related to patient care according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner.
Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff.
Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
Establishes and instructs parents/caregivers in patient specific home exercise programs/maintenance programs.
Participates in discharge planning.
Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
Acts as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant schools.
Communicates and coordinates clinical services/department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation Services regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
Demonstrates knowledge of Physical Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example, electrical stimulation, traction, ultrasound, whirlpool, etc.
Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Physical Therapy.
Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.
• Licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of Texas.
• Current CPR certification.
• Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days
• Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.
• Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Physical Therapy.