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PT Physical Therapist - Acute care

Location : Columbia SC 29204
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : 1594
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

POSITION SUMMARY:



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.




Essential Functions


  • Confirms and interprets physician referrals for Physical Therapy Services and consults physician as needed for clarification or recommended change.

  • Administers and documents evaluation and treatment plan appropriate to patient condition and diagnosis with regular reassessments during the course of treatment.

  • Works closely with physical therapy assistants to assure the established plan of care is followed.

  • Documents daily progress notes and discharge summaries and administers treatment according to policy.

  • Performs patient treatment of assigned caseload per treatment plan; utilizing clinical judgment and procedures within the scope of Physical Therapy practice

  • Re-evaluates and adjusts treatment plans and goals on an ongoing basis for each patient.

  • Assumes responsibility of other staff members in their absence and assists them when caseload allows

  • Instructs patients and caregivers regarding safety issues, Home Exercise Programs, etc. as indicated.

  • Supervises and assists with job training and clinical education, daily work activities of physical therapy assistants, rehab aides, physical therapy students and physical therapy assistant students. Works closely with physical therapy assistants to ensure quality care to assigned patients. Completes 8th visit follow up treatment with appropriate patients.

Required Qualifications :

QUALIFICATIONS:


 


Minimum Work Experience



Prefer one year of Physical Therapy experience.

 

Minimum Education



Graduate of an APTA accredited school of Physical Therapy.

Responsible for maintaining continued education requirements for licensure as required by state law.

 

Required Licenses



[South Carolina, United States] Physical Therapists

CPR Certification

BLS Certification.

 

 

Skills :
ACLS ARDMS ARRT REGISTERED ASCP CERTIFICATION BILLING BLOOD BANK BLS BUDGET MANAGEMENT CARDIAC CASE MANAGEMENT CATH LAB CHEMISTRY CLINICAL LABORATORY CPR CERTIFIED CRITICAL CARE EKG GERIATRIC HEMATOLOGY IMAGING INFECTION CONTROL LABORATORY MAMMOGRAPHY MEDICAL LABORATORY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY MEDICARE MICROBIOLOGY MLT MRI NCA NUCLEAR MEDICINE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT OUTPATIENT PEDIATRICS PHARMACY PHLEBOTOMY RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST RADIOLOGY REGISTERED NURSE SCHEDULING SEROLOGY SPEECH TESTING THERAPEUTIC THERAPY TRAINING ULTRASOUND URINALYSIS X-RAY
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