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Physical Therapist, PRN

United Medical Rehabilitation Hospitals Gretna, LA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $50 to $60 Hourly
  • Other
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Physical Therapist
REPORTS TO: Program Manager

JOB OVERVIEW: Provides and directs Physical Therapy Services to patients, including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation, related documentation, and communication in accordance with Physical Therapy procedures. Functions under physician’s orders.

Demonstrates competency in the following areas: Duties and Responsibilities:
a. Evaluates patients in a timely manner to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and implementation.
b. Conducts specialized evaluations as indicated.
c. Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to patients, family, and other team members.
d. Establishes individual patient schedules in conjunction with other team members.
e. Develops treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including short- and long-term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
f. Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family and other team members.
g. Monitors patient’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician orders.
h. Documents results of patient assessment, treatment, follow-up, and termination of services in a timely manner.
i. Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the patient.
j. Participates in discharge planning.
k. Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices, orthotics or prosthetics. Trains patient, family and appropriate staff in the use or application of the above.
l. Supervises and directs LPTAs in the implementation of the treatment plan.
m. Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and of individual Physical therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency, using predetermined criteria.
n. Confers formally and informally with other team members, including nursing department team
members, in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the patient.
o. Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development.
p. Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice and department procedures.
q. Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
r. Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation, planning, implementation and follow-up of patient therapy programs.
s. Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
t. Projects a positive and professional image at all times.

a. ADL/Functional Activities
b. Assist Patients to DON/DOFF
c. Body Mechanics
d. Cognitive/Perceptual/Motor
e. Electrical Stimulation
f. Gym Ball
g. Hot/Cold Packs
h. Home Assessment
i. Jobst/Isotoner Glove
j. Paraffin Bath
k. Dynamometer
l. Removes/Adjusts/Replaces Braces, Splints and Slings
m. Stabilization Training/Soft Tissue Mobilization
n. Joint Protection
o. Energy Conservation
q. Transfer Training
r. Ultrasound
s. Manual Muscle Testing/Hand Evaluation
t. Gait Training
u. Stationary Bike
v. Wound Care/Debridement
w. Training Stairs
x. All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Education and Experience:
• Master of Science in Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
• Successful completion of National Certification Examination for Registered Physical Therapist
• Current BCLS certification
• Current Louisiana licensure
I-Position is considered to have opportunity for routine exposure to blood borne pathogens in the normal performance of job duties. II- Position is considered to have occasional opportunity for exposure to blood borne pathogens in the normal performance of job duties. III-Position is considered to have no occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens in the normal performance of job duties.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit with intermittent standing, walking, crouching. Requires use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. May require occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds.
A review of this position description may have excluded some of the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisors.


United Medical Rehabilitation Hospitals

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Gretna, LA



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