Physical therapists are experts in identifying and treating human body conditions mainly by physical means. If the disease arises from injury, sickness, or other causes, it focuses mainly on those persons that have impaired musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary (skin) systems associated function or disability. Physical therapists assess these processes ‘functioning and administer the correct therapy to relieve pain and improve physical function. People of all ages and backgrounds are in great need of such services.
The profession needs strong skills in communication and problem-solving, and the ability to undertake regular physical activity. Physical therapists enjoy interacting with people in a conventional workplace setting and outside. In a range of settings, physical therapists operate, from hospitals and sports centers and nursing homes, colleges and clinics.
Today the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is the grade needed to become a practicing physical therapist in the U.S. A license to practice physical therapy is also required for all states and territories in the USA. Each state includes the National Board of Examination (NPTE) but each state may have additional licensing requirements.
- Perform evaluations, developing individual treatment plans, coordinating care with your support staff and Clinic Director.
- Complete daily patient care notes, progress notes, discharge notes and other required forms as requested by treating physicians, rehab nurses or insurance companies, case managers and physician referrals.
- You will be accountable for maintaining the specified clinical logs and checklists that are necessary in maintaining the clinic in compliance with all local and federal requirements.
- Supervise and guide Physical Therapy Assistant in implementing plan of care.
- Participate in quality assurance, maintain productivity standards, utilize modalities and exercise equipment appropriately, provide instruction which may include demonstration, written and verbal communication.
- Provide feedback and follow up to Physician when appropriate, participate in discharge planning.
- Provide timely reporting and documentation in the clinical record.
- Assist with marketing and promotion of Physical Therapy clinic and facility.
- Conducts department inventory and orders supplies as needed.
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- PT (Required)
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