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Physical Therapist - PRN - Nexus Neurorecovery Center - Conroe, TX

Description

Physical Therapist develops and provides physical therapy services to referred patients and serves as a patient advocate in the Therapy Department

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screens, evaluates and treats patients as assigned.
  • Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physician referral, depending on level of care.
  • Develops effective treatment plans to assigned patients.
  • Supervises PTA’s and rehabilitation technicians 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, 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Physical Therapy.
  • Masters and/or Doctorate degree preferred

EXPERIENCE:

  • No experience required
  • Minimum of one year working with the adult and adolescent populations preferred.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Licensed by the State of Practice in Physical Therapy
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days

 

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