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Rehabilitation Services / Physical Therapist

Farmington, Maine

Category: Allied

Certification: Rehabilitation Services

Specialty: Physical Therapist

513258

Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION - PHYSICAL THERAPIST (M5)

Job Summary:

Physical therapists provide a variety of medical services to help individuals who have been injured or physically affected by illness to recover or improve function. A Physical Therapist must be able to evaluate a patient’s condition and devise a customized physical rehabilitation and treatment plan to enhance strength, flexibility, range of motion, motor control, and reduce any pain, discomfort and swelling the patient is experiencing.

Qualifications:

Education: Graduate with a Bachelors degree from an accredited physical therapy program.

Licensure: Current license as a Physical Therapist as required by state law

Experience: One year full time experience as a Physical Therapist

Certification: Current BLS Certification

Duties and Responsibilities

The Physical Therapist is expected to practice safe and ethical care within his/her scope as defined by the State Regulatory Agency under the direction of a Rehabilitation Department Head. The Physical Therapist should understand his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrate & articulate sound clinical reasoning in synthesizing complex evaluation data identifying diagnosis and developing a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Develop and update appropriate plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family and related to the person’s age and lifestyle with measurable long and short term goals and a defined D/C plan
  • Understand the role of physical therapy in the context of the patient’s age, total needs perspective and environment
  • Perform age appropriate competency skills in area of practice and with respect to individual patient’s problems.
  • Follow intervention protocols and alter plan of care appropriately.
  • Discharge patient when goals have been met or medical necessity is no longer warrants intervention.
  • Establish provisions for continuing services/follow up as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with supervisors and peers to contribute to the overall productivity of the team.
  • Utilize support personnel (aides, assistants) as appropriate and available.
  • Actively support and participate in patient coverage efforts across all divisions within the department as necessary.
  • Assess the learning needs and capabilities of patients and caregivers.
  • Initiate patient and family education in a timely manner relative to age, LOS, readiness to learn, and emotional status.
  • Utilize appropriate methods and materials for effective learning, monitoring response to education, and adapting program appropriately.
  • Ensure that patient/family understands when and how to access further intervention.
  • Patient care documentation is timely, legible, and efficient.
  • Documentation is concise, pertinent and meets the department’s documentation standards.
  • Oral reporting is clear, concise, relevant, and timely.
  • Cooperates with other personnel to achieve departmental objectives and maintain good employee relations with interdepartmental personnel
  • Accurately report patient status to supervisor
  • Utilize resources and materials in an efficient and safe manner
  • Performs all duties promptly in a competent and caring manner


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    Our company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)