The physical therapist works as a member of the interdisciplinary patient care team. They perform an individualized evaluation and design a goal-directed customized plan to improve the person's physical function and mobility. They periodically review the patient's performance to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills.
Evaluates patients in clinical area served. Therapist considers all aspects of the patient including the physical, psychosocial, developmental, and cultural needs. Evaluation results are communicated to the physician, family, and other team members in a clear and concise manner.
Develops and implements treatment plans using appropriate problem solving skills, and clinical reasoning. The therapist serves as a resource to staff members and students.
Documentation is clear and concise, and in compliance with departmental, KPTA and APTA guidelines, and regulatory requirements from third party payers.
Demonstrates understanding of regulatory requirements as it pertains to the clinical area served - Follows all departmental policies, procedures, and standards.
Meets all state requirements for continuing education with the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
Demonstrates good rapport with patients and professionalism with other professionals, patients, and visitors.
Demonstrates willingness to help out in all areas and recognize the needs of the entire department.
Provides supervision for PTA's and rehabilitation technicians including communication of results of patient evaluation, as well as treatment plan and implementation.
May provide educational programs through in-services to the rehab services department or interdisciplinary colleagues, and teaching labs to the PT students.
May provide student supervision, utilizing a wide variety of supervisory styles to enhance student learning.
May assist to develop, collect, and analyze performance improvement data.
Assumes responsibility for risk and safety issues associated with position.
Utilizes resources efficiently and effectively.
Takes responsibility for own learning needs.
Participates as a member of a team to achieve organizational goals.
Brings ideas/concerns to supervisor.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
Entry Level BS, MS or DPT degree in PT
Licensure in state of primary practice site required
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