SPECIFIC POSITION SUMMARY
To evaluate, plan, develop and implement physical therapy services in accordance with current federal, state and local standards governing the health care facility, subacute, outpatient, and/or home health settings to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Responsible for all activities related to patient care, interdepartmental communication as appropriate, and other duties as assigned by rehabilitation supervision.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION
EDUCATION: Graduate of an approved school of physical therapy and eligible for licensure in the state in which the program is located.
EXPERIENCE: Prior experience in long-term care setting preferred.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: Knowledge of the federal, state and local regulations that affect physical therapy and rehabilitative care delivery. PT evaluation should include but not limited to graded therapeutic exercise, gait & posture training, general conditioning, ADL training, traction, hydrotherapy, hot/cold packs, electrical stimulation/ultrasound, massage, home visits, decubitus care, balance training, edema control, joint mobilization, myofascial release, neuromuscular facilitation, scar management, soft-tissue mobilization, stretching, instruction in body mechanics, aqua massage, and wound care. Ability to work effectively with all persons and disciplines. Must be of good moral character and have sincere desire to work with patients, staff, visitors and family members. .
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY DEMANDS OF THE JOB WITH OR WITHOUT THE AID OF MECHANICAL DEVICES INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO
Stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, frequent lifting with mechanical aides 21 to 60 pounds, grasping, fine hand coordination, ability to read, understand and write in English, ability to communicate with personnel and clients, ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions, ability to hear, and ability to remain calm under stress.
OSHA CATEGORY FOR POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES The category listing for occupational exposure for this particular position is CATEGORY ONE. This position includes tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues to which universal precautions apply.