Physical Therapist, (PT)


Responsibilities:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform diagnostic exams to evaluate and assess patient needs in coordination with medical professionals
  • Coordinate with referring physician and other medical providers to develop physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription
  • Educate patients and family by teaching them new ways to approach tasks and break down activities into achievable components
  • Regularly meet and communicate with a variety of healthcare professionals to ensure successful patient treatment outcomes
  • Document findings and administer treatments to better assess patient response to treatment and other relevant information
  • Supervise other medical personnel involved in the care plan to ensure any interaction with patient is within their scope of practice and serves to improve the established goals
  • Perform written re-evaluations in preparation for patient’s return for follow-up Physician appointments
  • Evaluate the results of physical therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress; recommend and implement adjustments and modifications
  • Complete discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers
  • Other related duties as required and assigned by Therapy Services Director


Skills and Abilities:

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Physical Requirements:

 

  • Master’s degree in physical therapy through an accredited Physical Therapy program
  • Unencumbered Missouri license to provide physical therapy
  • Extensive clinical work in hospitals, residential centers, rehabilitation facilities and/or clinics
  • Exceptional knowledge of principles and practices of physical therapy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work and collaborate with diverse patients and medical professionals
  • Prefer minimum two years’ experience in physical therapy field



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