Evaluates patients for physical therapy services and provides therapeutic intervention according to departmental standards. Assesses the appropriateness and effectiveness of services provided to patients and documents according to departmental standards. Participates in all educational components of the Orthopedic Residency program to expand knowledge and professional development to a specialty level, culminating in the ability to sit for the Orthopedic Certified Specialist Examination.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Demonstrates a professional image/attitude towards patients, coworkers, and others. (dress code, HIPAA, schedule flexibility).
- Performs physical therapy evaluations and develops an effective treatment plan appropriate to a patient’s rehabilitation needs within the care continuum and according to departmental policies and procedures. Selects and competently uses a variety of appropriate treatment techniques. Consistently documents a patients vital signs and patient/family education according to departmental standards. Documents functional and measurable goals in the physical therapy plan of care and updates them according to departmental standards.
- Provides technical supervision, direction, and support to Physical Therapist Assistants, Rehab Aides, students, and volunteers.
- Meets departmental productivity standards and actively participates in departmental in-service activities and attends continuing education seminars.
- Routinely consults with physicians, and other clinicians to increase knowledge of physical therapy and to identify the need for physical therapy services.
- Participates in interdisciplinary/team meetings, MD/student in-services, and monthly departmental meetings when indicated.
- Participates in and completes materials related to departmental process improvement, departmental yearly competencies, productivity logs/patient statistics, and HealthStream in a timely manner.
- Adheres to all resident policies and procedures by completing all necessary didactic courses and assessments in the timeline given. Maintains physical therapy license and CPR certification. Complies with flu and TB testing according to AAHS policies. Participates in other designated projects or roles under the Residency Coordinator.
- Develops an understanding of ethical, socioeconomic and medical-legal issues that affect patient care and access to services.
- Participates in weekly mentorship meetings, skills labs, shadowing opportunities and lectures to promote ongoing learning and completion of requirements.
- Higher Education Level required for PT Licensure
- Outpatient rehabilitation or related experience.
- Physical Therapist
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands – Heavy Duty
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Very heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.