The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats patients and consistently modifies Physical therapy programs to decrease or eliminate pain and/or dysfunction, utilizing different methods of treatment based on diagnosis/injury.
Develops and implements a written treatment plan based on the interpretation of the assessment to include measurable goals relative to the patient's age specific needs and diagnosis
Communicates verbally with the patient, family, physicians and other health care staff regarding the nature of the patient's disability, treatment plan, safety issues and expected outcome of the patient
Provides discharge planning and a written discharge summary for the patient who will be continuing rehabilitation service at another facility
Documents all patient related activities in a manner that is thorough, clear, timely and allows for easy retrieval of information and is consistent with medical center policies and procedures
Supervises Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant students during their clinical affiliations and provide formal and informal education sessions to patients, families, physicians, health care staff, students or any other group requesting information on topics within the scope of practice
Monitors compliance with all applicable laws and regulations promulgated by the government or other third parties
Assists the organization in incorporating the guiding principles into its education practices and in creating an environment responsive to change
Consistently meets established productivity requirements
Contract physicians and office staff to promote Rehab Services and Wesley Medical Center
Required Registration, Licensure or Certification
Current Physical Therapy licensure in the state of Kansas
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy
Required Education or Experience
Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy
Required Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbal and written
Demonstrated knowledge of growth and development over an individual's life span
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