PT, Physical Therapist - IP / OP
NAME: POSITION TITLE: Physical Therapist
The Physical Therapist provides evaluation and sets up treatment programs for all patients referred to physical therapy; provides physical therapy treatment to referred patients; writes and reviews patients progress reports, including charting, and reports to referring physicians; consults with prosthetists/orthotists and suppliers of patient care products; provides correct information on Medicare and AHCCS and all other forms; provides correct statistics and billing information for Physical Therapy patients; educates staff in departmental/hospital concerns and instructs new staff in safe body mechanics; attends department and hospital meetings as appropriate and serves on various committees; orients and trains new and continuing staff regarding scope and needs of the Therapies Department; and, performs other duties as assigned.
The Physical Therapist is accountable to the Director of Therapies Service and ultimately is accountable to the Chief Operations Officer.
The Physical Therapist has the authority and the responsibility of supervising the Physical Therapy Assistants, Rehab Techs, students, new graduates and other members of the Physical Therapy Department. The Physical Therapist has the responsibility of reporting incidents, patient and/or employee issues, work related accidents, and any other unusual events to the appropriate therapy supervisor and/or Director of Therapies Services or Sr. Leader .
Patients, Family, Physicians and Staff
All positions at Western Plains Medical Complex are part of an interdisciplinary team, and, as such, participate in the care and service delivery process through effective interaction with other team members.
Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.
See performance appraisal section.
Must possess a current, active Kansas License as a Physical Therapist as verified through the Kansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Special Skills & Qualifications:
Must have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Effective human relations skills are required for
interfacing with team members, all levels of staff, physicians, patients, families and other contacts. Must possess the ability to effectively function in a stressful environment. Must possess the ability to use the following equipment; Telephone/Overhead Paging System/Fax Machine/Calculator/Computer.
EDUCATION: (indicate minimum)
College level: ( ) Associate ( ) Bachelors ( X ) Masters High school plus some college or business training
Professional School High school education / GED
Technical or Vocational training High school diploma not required