Physical Therapist

Posted 1 week ago

Position: Physical Therapist

Shift: Full-Time, Part-Time

Salary: DOE

Job Summary:

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.
  • Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement and assess the intervention program.
  • Review physician’s referral and patient’s medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient’s chart or enter information into computer.
  • Obtain patients’ informed consent to proposed interventions.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
  • Test and measure patient’s strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency and record data.
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.
  • Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits and any reasonable alternatives.
  • Inform patients when diagnosis reveals findings outside physical therapy and refer to appropriate practitioners.
  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.
  • Administer treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, laser, electrical stimulation, under-water treadmill, and ultrasound machines.
  • Educate physical therapy students as well as those in other health professions.
  • Provide educational information about physical therapy and physical therapists, injury prevention, ergonomics and ways to promote health.
  • Refer clients to community resources and services.
  • Construct maintain and repair medical supportive devices.
  • Direct group rehabilitation activities.
  • Ability to treat and meet competencies for top four (4) referral diagnosis as assigned by department manager.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program and eligible for Idaho Physical Therapist License.
  • Current Idaho Physical Therapist License.

EOE/M/F/V/D

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