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Category Physical Therapist  

Primary Job Function
The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats patients in accordance with orders from the physician through the use of therapeutic procedures designed to address deficits in physical function and improve independence, safety and quality of life. The Physical Therapist ensures quality, efficient physical therapy is provided to patients by managing the delivery of care throughout the course of treatment and delegating appropriate components of care to the Physical Therapist's Assistant under his/her supervision. The Physical Therapist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of physical therapy.
Primary Responsibilities
• Review available patient information and evaluate the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.
• Conducts and documents a thorough functional assessment of the patient utilizing standardized procedures. Includes home/vocational and equipment needs.
• Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on patient needs and containing achievable functional goals.
• Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines.
• Record patient progress in the patient record a minimum of every seven (7) days.
• Revise treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process.
• Documents the course of treatment in a clear, concise manner, including a discharge summary utilizing the prescribed format.
• Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and provide close supervision while such staff are working with patients.
• Orient patients to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Inform patients of any potential risk during any procedure.
• Work with nursing staff, patient and families to maximize patient's use of functional abilities.
• Establish and instruct patient and family/other caregiver in exercises and therapeutic procedures to be continued following discharge.
• Assist in the referral process when a patient requires additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge of community resources.
• Attend and participate in rehabilitation team conferences regarding patient progress, problem or needs.
• Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as required.
• Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical competency.
• Participate in the quality improvement process by responding appropriately to results of medical record audits, patient/referral source satisfaction surveys safety activities and regulatory requirements.
• Act in compliance with CHS Management policies and procedures, State, Federal and Professional Organization regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
• Provide input to the Lead Therapist on clinical performance of assistants as requested and appropriate.
• Promote the programs and services of CHS through formal and informal interactions with the community.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements Minimum Qualifications/Requirements
• Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy.
• Current license/certification in the state of practice.
• Prefer minimum one (1) year experience in rehabilitation. Supervision, training and/or experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility.
• Prefer membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.
• Demonstrated competency in identified areas of specialization.
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated competency in applying principles, methods, materials and equipment used in physical therapy.
• Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.

Working Conditions
Typical therapy clinic envirnoment. Requires ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends. Strong organizational skills in order to effectively maintain multiple projects simultaneously. Requires creativity as well as the ability to work independently. Ability to be discreet and maintain confidential information

Physical and Mental Activities,
Tool and Equipment:
Ability to walk, bend, drive, stand, sit and reach constantly during an eight (8) hour day/shift. Ability to speak and hear to understand and give directions. Visual and auditory acuity sufficient to assess, and monitor patient/resident needs, maintain accurate records, understand directions and recognize people. Fine and gross motor skills. Ability to push wheeled equipment throughout the facility and in the community. Work endurance ability to work eight (8) hour days/shifts. Ability to participate in sustained activity for up to three and one-half (3.5) hours at a time. Reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence. Possesses highly developed communication and problem-solving skills.
Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  
Tags Physical Therapist, PT, RPT  
Location Newburgh  
About the Organization At CHS our mission is to develop great clinicians to provide cutting edge rehab in a caring environment; support autonomy that respects the professional clinical decision making skills of our therapists.  
State Indiana 

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