The physical therapist uses standard and non-standard methods for the evaluation of patient's functional status. Interprets a wide variety of patient functional levels and provides individualized progressive treatment for patients with complex disabilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: Measures, fits and instructs patients for the use of complex adaptive equipment and assistive devices. Employee communicates readily with multidisciplinary treatment team advising the team of patient's needs and progress, exchanging discharge planning information with them. Written communication is accomplished in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for the care, upkeep and sanitation of equipment used. Obtain a history, perform a physical examination and formulate a treatment plan to improve a patient's function. Telemedicine technology may be used for the assessment and treatment sessions. Ensures proper supply levels are maintained for patient treatment. Maintains and submits in a timely manner statistics and other required reports. Incumbent is responsible for the physical therapy program and clinics to which he/she is assigned and confers with the Therapy Supervisor at periodic intervals for the purpose of keeping him/her informed of problem cases, workload and progress reports. Notes must be completed within required time frames per service-specific policies. Increases knowledge and skills by attending seminars, workshops, lectures, and In-service meetings, especially in the specialty field. Maintains continuing education credits as necessary to maintain licensure/certification. Employee demonstrates knowledge and skill to provide physical assistance to aging patients, considering potential difficulties with balance and ambulation and the increased possibility of damage or injury to skin and bones. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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