Physical Therapist - Home Care - Contingent - Days
Under general supervision of the Rehabilitation Manager and/or clinical coordinator for the area, and according to established policies and procedures and the APTA guide to Physical Therapist Practice, exercises professional judgment and training in order to evaluate and administer physical therapy treatments to patients directed toward relieving impairment and/or restoring physiological functions. Directs and supervises support staff in providing routine physical therapy treatments.
- Evaluates and plans physical therapy treatment programs for each patient in accordance with physician's referral; reviews the patient's medical records and recommends specific treatment based upon his/her own professional evaluation of the case, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
2. Administers appropriate physical therapy treatment procedures and physical modalities such as heat, electricity, water, light, sound, etc., which are consistent with physician's orders and the therapist’s professional assessment of patient's needs, in any of the sites served by the Rehabilitation Services Department.
3. Documents care given to patients; confers with referring physicians, medical and nursing staff, patients, and their families regarding treatment goals and progress and modifies the treatment plan as appropriate.
4. Participates in the presentation of in-service training of physical therapy staff members and personnel from other hospital areas, which interact with physical therapy.
5. Leads and directs the activities of support staff members in performing routine physical therapy treatments and coordinates scheduling of subordinates' work assignments.
6. Participates in performance improvement activities to include studies evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care provided in the physical therapy department.
Education: Bachelor's/entry level master's / doctorate degree of physical therapy from an accredited institution.
Skills: Ability to effectively evaluate patients, formulate treatment plans, provide direct physical therapy treatment, and supervise support staff that assists in treatment.
Years of Experience: Successful completion of fieldwork experience. One month of job related orientationand experience is required.
License: License to practice physical therapy in Michigan.
As an essential job function, due to continuously changing patient census/activity and staffing needs, must have the flexibility to work a varying schedule should the need arise, which may require working a varying shift, overtime (greater than 40 worked hours per week) and/or shift durations that exceed the assigned status for shift length and/or hours per week.
Physical Demands: Must have the physical ability to freely move from one work area to another and to physically assist patients to carry out the treatment plan. Works in a normal patient care environment, which may involve the potential for exposure to infectious materials and communicable diseases.
Care and alertness are required when performing treatments and working with physical therapy equipment.
Travel: 100% Necessary- patients homes/ living facility.
The above list of accountabilities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; it should not be considered exhaustive.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, height, weight, familial or marital status, or genetics.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace
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