General Statement of Job
The purpose of the position is to plan, organize, and implement licensed Physical Therapy services under the supervision of the Director of Rehabilitation and as ordered by the referring physicians. This position supervises activities of licensed Physical Therapy Assistants and rehabilitation aides performing designated Physical Therapy tasks.
Schedules or oversees scheduling of Physical Therapy patients.
Reviews and revises Physical Therapy policies and procedures as often as appropriate.
Reviews and develops Physical Therapy programs to ensure that the facility provides appropriate Physical Therapy services to patients.
Evaluates patients and residents using standard Physical Therapy evaluation criteria and establishes appropriate treatment plans.
Provides Physical Therapy treatment to residents and patients.
Supervises Physical Therapy assistants and rehabilitation aides in the treatment of patients and other duties.
Recommends equipment needs to the Hospital Administrator.
Administers therapeutic treatment to patients according to physician’s and/or Occupational Therapist’s established management care plans.
Creates and implements Occupational Therapy treatment plans.
Assesses patient progress, including progress subsequent to treatment.
Maintains documentation and files concerning activities conducted (e.g., charting, patient progress, treatment logs, and monthly statistics).
Communicates with appropriate District personnel concerning patient progress.
Provides instruction to nursing personnel in patient management and related persons involved in patient management/care, including patient families.
Ensures safety of patients during administering of all rehabilitative and therapeutic procedures.
Attends various seminars, workshops, in-service training programs, department meetings, and rehabilitation conferences to maintain current knowledge of trends and developments both in the field and in relation to patient rehabilitation plans.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program required.
Three (3) to five (5) years practical experience in the field preferred; Supervisory and neurological experience preferred. New graduate acceptable.
Basic Life Support certification required.
State license and registration as a Physical Therapist and the ability to acquire required continuing education to maintain licensure.