Physical Therapist / PT Outpatient

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation - Allentown, PA (30+ days ago)4.2

PT - Physical Therapist
Job Summary: The Physical Therapist provides physical therapy services in an outpatient setting comprised of patients with musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/pulmonary, integumentary and neuromuscular medical conditions/diagnoses. Provides services to patients/clients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. Restores function, provides prevention education, promotes health, wellness and fitness, alleviates pain and prevents / minimizes disability.

Essential Results and Competencies:

  • Delivers quality care
  • Pursues educational opportunities
  • Shares knowledge with others
  • Uses a wide variety of techniques & technologies to provide patient care
  • Customizes treatment & communications to individual patient needs (IE cultural & cognitive)
  • Plans for discharge appropriate to setting & circumstances in a timely manner (IE HEP, equipment, family teaching)

  • Uses objective measurements appropriate to substantiate care
  • Completes documentation on the date of service
  • Interventions selected match treatment delivered & meet regulatory standards (IE 3 hr. rule, 8 min. rule)
  • Documentation substantiates charges selected
  • Documentation meets clinical policy & procedure guidelines (frequency, timeliness-weekly/monthly notes & discharge instructions)

  • Adheres to productivity standard
  • Efficiently & effectively schedules patients
  • Demonstrates flexibility to help others (IE provide coverage @ other sites, adjust work schedule to meet needs, assist others to cover patients)
  • Program development & involvement
  • Staff & student development
  • Embraces change and promotes positive work environment
Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree or higher in Physical Therapy required.

Preferred Qualifications: 1 or more years of experience as a Physical Therapist preferred. Prior experience in an outpatient setting preferred.

License/Certification Requirements: Current licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice Physical Therapy in the state of Pennsylvania required. Valid CPR certification at time of hire or within first 90 days of employment required.

***Important Note: Good Shepherd is a drug free work environment. As a result, candidates selected for employment may be subject to a drug screen test.***


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