B.S. - Bachelor of Science
PT - Physical Therapist
1 year preferred
- Provide Physical Therapy services in the hospital-based setting, inclusive of performing examination and evaluation, determining a diagnosis, prognosis and developing individualized plan of care with appropriate recommendations for discharge.
- Determine functional diagnosis by utilizing physician referral, medical records and physical therapy examination.
- Establish goals to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
- Include patient and family members in program planning and provide interventions utilizing a patient focused care approach
- Carry out interventions with patient consent.
- Complete documentation elements that adhere to rules for professional practice act and guidelines for regulatory and reimbursement agencies. Clinical documentation is performed via electronic documentation system.
- Perform reassessments at regular intervals and communicate patient progress to referral sources.
- Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained.
- Provide for appropriate follow-up care and discharge communication to referral sources.
In addition to clinical care responsibilities, therapists participate in professional activities including: supervise, train and assess therapy students during onsite clinical internships/affiliations; keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, collaborate with colleagues, and participate in professional conferences; and provide education to staff. Staff participate in many interdisciplinary committees within each hospital helping to promote a culture of mobility and function. Additionally, therapists participate in health promotion programs and community based events to promote patient/client health, and prevent physical disability.
Minimum Education Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited College or University of Physical Therapy with a Bachelors, Masters or DPT Degree in Physical Therapy.
License / Certification Requirements:
Position requires current licensure or eligibility for licensure to practice Physical Therapy in the state of PA.
Good Shepherd is a drug and tobacco free work environment. As a result, candidates selected for employment may be subject to a drug screen test, which includes nicotine***
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