Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of those
patients being treated by Physical Therapist Assistants and Therapy
techs. May be assigned to orient staff and students and assume the
duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of
Assesses patients' needs; identifies and initiates appropriate
physical therapy interventions; works cooperatively with other
patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional
physical therapy practice and interdisciplinary teamwork.
Observes and evaluates treatment affect, accomplishment of short
and long term goals. Recommends change to physician, if needed.
Performs an appropriate assessment on each patient and performs
reassessments, as per policy. Performs accurate and timely QI
scoring. The population is adult and geriatric patients requiring
an adult medical rehabilitation program and services.
Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of
function of participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate
interventions to reduce pain; makes appropriate physician contact
Formulates and updates patient specific plan of care for physical
Reports patient progress and barriers to discharge in each patient
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of
medical/health care errors.
Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and
evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in
teaching, as appropriate. Performs appropriate documentation.
Demonstrates knowledge, competency and proficiency of physical
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and
religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains
department cleanliness and safety.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves
patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, and
Participates in patient/family conferences and team
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and to function
under stressful situations.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department
and with other departments.
Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in
patient care and performance improvement activities.
Meets current documentation standards and policies. Documents goals
on the Interdisciplinary Care Plan on admission of the patient and
provides updates regularly.
Participates in educational staff performance improvement
in-services. Assists with orientation and in-service training for
certified department staff members. Participates in guidance and
Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely
Participates in infection control, departmental equipment training,
and organizational safety and fire safety programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state where the
hospital is located.
Inpatient rehab experience preferred
Current BLS/CPR Card.