Physical Therapist

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Position: Physical Therapist

Setting: Home Health, Outpatient, Early Intervention, Physician’s Practice, Hospitals, School System

Hours: PRN, Part-Time, Full-Time

Area: Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Purpose:

Directs physical therapy treatment toward preventing disability, relieving pain, developing, improving and/or restoring muscle function and maintaining maximum performance within the client’s capabilities in accordance with the plan or care/treatment. Oversees physical therapy assistants to assure appropriate implementation of the plan of care.

Position Requirements:

Education: Graduate of an accredited physical therapy program

Job Requirements:

  • Accomplishes physical therapy human resource strategies by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; implementing recruitment, selection, orientation, training, coaching, counseling, disciplinary, and communication programs; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation strategies.
  • Develops physical therapy organizational strategies by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Establishes physical therapy operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and patient-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Develops physical therapy financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Provides physical therapy services by evaluating patient care protocols; measuring outcomes; researching and evaluating emerging trends.
  • Assures physical therapy quality services by establishing and maintaining departmental quality assurance program including monitoring of quality indicators, documenting actions taken to resolve problems, and reporting to the medical care evaluation committee in accordance with Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards.
  • Promotes knowledge and utilization of physical therapy services by maintaining liaison with physicians in the college of medicine; establishing physical therapy policies, procedures, new programs and related services; responding to requests and identifying emerging issues.
  • Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by developing policy positions concerning federal, state, and local regulations, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards; anticipating emerging issues.
  • Knowledge and ability and the necessary skill and judgment to perform all procedures as outline in their scope of practice.
  • Ability to contribute as a team member and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.

Licensure:  

  • Current valid license as an Physical Therapist by the state(s) of practice.
  • Current CPR certification
  • CHT certification
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