Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Miami, FL

Description

Job Summary

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.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • 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.

(EOE DFW) 

Updated 7-2-2015