Responsible for the evaluation, re-evaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care in accordance with the departmental policies and procedures and preferred practice patterns.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy
- CPR BLS -American Heart Association - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
- Florida Professional Physical Therapist license - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
- Level II Background Check - Finger printing background and Good Moral Character Affidavit
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintains and documents productivity standards set by the Rehabilitative Services Director.
- Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges according to departmental standards.
- Develops a Plan of Care outlining area of deficit, target activity, context, assistance needed, functional, realistic, and measurable goal(s), and/or status ongoing goal(s).
- Recommends and provides treatment based upon medical, clinical, functional, and observational findings.
- Follows TRAAC. Initiates, documents, & prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential and/or when benefit of therapy is reached.
- Continually documents active &supportive education with the patient, parents, and others concerned, regarding progress, problems, home programs, & other issues related to the therapeutic process.
- Maintains ongoing continuing education to maintain professional licensure and clinical excellence.
- Supervises Assistants, Rehabilitation Aides, and others (i.e., interns/students) according to experience.
- Masters or Doctoral degree preferred
- APTA and FAPTA memberships highly recommended
- Pediatric Internship highly preferred.
- 2 years minimum of pediatric experience preferred.
- Ability to appropriately interact with patients, parents/guardians and other health care professionals in all work related situations.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Analytical ability.
- At least 2 years of experience necessary to treat infants (0-15 months) independently as determined by meeting departmental clinical competencies established for physical therapy.
- Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers.
- Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan of care and evaluate the patient's response to care.
- Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
- Serve as clinical instructor for students assigned by CCCE after 2 years of clinical experience.