Physical Therapist - North Point
Company: North Point Healthcare Center
Posted on: November 24, 2022
North Point Healthcare Center - POSITION DESCRIPTION: To provide
direct patient care and support activities which build and maintain
the outstanding outcomes of the therapy department.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Aids in the restoration and enhancement of
independent function in those individuals whose living status has
been compromised by illness and/or injury. Evaluates and treats
patients, communicates with families, physicians and other
interdisciplinary team members, documents services in the medical
records. Contributes to the professional development of self and
others. Enhances interdisciplinary team through professional skills
and knowledge. Demonstrates safe working practices.
Provides patient treatments which meet patient needs and uses
current treatment knowledge in accordance with the facility
clinical procedures. This includes but is not limited to:
- Performing accurate, comprehensive patient
- Developing effective plan of treatment and obtaining
appropriate approvals from referring physician.
- Supervising Physical Therapy Assistants/other Physical
Therapists and/or Aides in direct patient care and patient related
activities according to Facility Policy as well as State and
- Communicating with supervisor and interdisciplinary team
members regarding patient progress, problems, and treatment
- Instructing patient's families and/or nursing staff in
specified follow through programs.
- Interviewing patients and families regarding previous level of
functioning, life style and current and future expectations for
- Demonstrating knowledge of appropriate resources for
problem-solving and clinical best practice.
Writes accurate, complete, and clear documentation in accordance
with regulatory, licensing, payor, and accrediting requirements.
This includes but is not limited to:
Recording Resident Needs Reviews, evaluations, daily treatment
notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries in accordance with
facility Policies and Procedures.
Recording treatment charges accurately and insuring that
documentation is consistent with billing data.
Writing specific, objective documentation that is outcome oriented
and details the patient's needs, potential to benefit from
treatment, and progress achieved to date. Includes specific,
objective measurable goals.
Managing Medicare Medical Review and Denials process in conjunction
with Director of Rehabilitation, the facility, and therapy
Acquiring and documenting consents/approvals for treatment when
Consistently demonstrates facility's interdisciplinary approach to
patient care. This includes but is not limited to:
Integrating findings of other members of the interdisciplinary team
in treatment assessment and recommendations.
Integrating input from patient and family in treatment assessment
Preparing for and providing meaningful contributions to the rehab
team conferences, patient care conferences, utilization review
meetings, family conferences, and caregiver training sessions.
Collaborating with and informing facility staff in areas of patient
Educating members of the team in areas of expertise.
Working with facility to teach documentation practices which assist
the therapy team.
Communicating effectively with discharge planners.
Contributes to professional development of self and others. This
includes but is not limited to:
Utilizing continuing education to achieve targeted quality
Interacting with peer therapist at local acute hospitals and other
environments, if appropriate.
Presenting at weekly rehab team conferences, facility in-services,
and professional conferences.
Maintaining a current body of knowledge in areas of clinical
expertise through seminars, professional journals, and peers.
Meeting continuing education requirements of regulatory
Aids in building and maintaining a positive facility culture as a
professional member of the staff. This includes but is not limited
Consistently demonstrating positive core values in interaction with
co-workers, patients and families, with all other persons involved
with the patient's care, and the general public.
Consistently demonstrating professional standards.
Contributing to a positive work team by sharing information, using
problem-solving methods and accepting new ideas, constructive
criticism, or advice from others.
Demonstrating superior customer service through courtesy,
consistent follow-up and positive communication.
Demonstrates safe working practices. This includes but is not
Identifying and correcting safety hazards or notifying the facility
or the Director of Rehabilitation so that safety hazards will be
Maintaining work areas in safe and orderly fashion.
Maintaining equipment in safe working order by facilitation annual
Using proper body mechanics during treatments of patients and
during support activities.
Using universal safety precautions.
Wearing appropriate protective equipment.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Knowledge in Physical Therapy evaluation and
- Ability to supervise and direct assistants and aides.
- Understanding of the principles of physical modalities employed
in Physical Therapy.
- Knowledge of use of prosthetic and orthotic devices ambulatory
aides, assistive and resistive devices, and training.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Ability to work with all types and levels of patients.
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication
Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctorate Degree in Physical
Therapy from an accredited Physical Therapy program.
Experience in geriatric rehabilitation preferred.
Experience in adult neurological, cardiac, and/or general
rehabilitation is preferred.
For Direct Patient Care:
Must be able to lift and transfer patients to and from all surfaces
a minimum of 10 times per day.
Must be able to lift approximately 50-70 pounds a minimum of 10
times per day.
Must be able to perform CPR, if required.
Must be proficient with use of hands for repetitive grasping,
pushing-pulling, and fine motor manipulation.
Physical Therapist will spend approximately 60-80% of time bending,
stooping, kneeling, and reaching while working with physical
Physical Therapist will spend approximately 60-80% of time
For Support Activities:
Physical Therapist will spend approximately 10-20% of time sitting
at desk or terminal entering data.
Current Physical Therapist Registration/State Licensure as
Current CPR certification.
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