The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluation and treatment of patients; supervises Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides in direct patient care and related activities
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides physical therapy evaluations and treatments
Treats patients according to the physician’s treatment plan
Communicates with supervisor and other health care interdisciplinary team members regarding patient progress, problems or plans
Records evaluations, daily treatment notes, monthly progress notes, discharge summaries and charge tickets timely and completely
Demonstrates behavior that protects the safety of self/others and of the physical plant and equipment. Follows policy when accidents occur.
Attends departmental, Utilization Review and other meetings as requested
Maintains confidentiality of patient information
Follows clinical and personnel policies
Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants and/or Physical Therapy Aides in direct patient care and related activities
Assists in training and orientation of new staff as requested
Consistently demonstrates professionalism, respect and confidentiality with patients and staff
Keeps regular clinic hours, as approved by supervisor
Complies with the Physical Therapy act in California
Demonstrates effective communication methods; either written, verbal, non-verbal or electronic
Follows up with front office related issues using the appropriate chain of command
Has a positive influence on others
Listens to and acknowledges the concerns of patients and co-workers. Communicates effectively with patients and co-workers, exchanging information and opinions constructively
Treats all patients with respect
Is punctual for shift. Fills out timecard correctly, obtaining authorization for overtime and schedule changes from supervisor. Observes policies regarding break/meal times, time off and calling in sick.
Performs all other miscellaneous job related duties as assigned
Makes every attempt to reduce expense & maximizes productive & revenue
Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities
Responsible to maintain a safe and clean environment, including department/unit based safety and infection control requirements.
ESSENTIAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORS
Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the Medical Center’s Mission and Values and those that reflect the “Seven Standards of Service Excellence”.
Performs job responsibilities in an ethical, compliant manner consistent with the Medical Center’s values, policies, procedures and code of conduct.
Works well with team members toward a common purpose. Reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group. Supports the team’s decisions, regardless of individual viewpoint.
Demonstrates flexibility in schedules and assignments in order to meet the needs of the Work Unit/Department.
Utilizes, maintains, and allocates equipment and supplies in a cost effective and efficient manner. Improves productivity through proper time management
Seeks feedback from customers and team members in order to identify and improve processes and outcomes.
Qualifications: COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
Thorough knowledge of physical therapy principles and practices
Working knowledge and competent usage of Microsoft Office
Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to perform the tasks required
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, physicians, staff and families
Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgement, discretion and decision making
Ability to work effectively in a team and foster a team building approach with co-workers
Currently licensed as a Physical Therapist in California
CPR Certified, required