Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center Akron , OH 44301
Job Title: Staff Physical Therapist
Department: Physical Therapy
Reports To: Senior Physical Therapist
Prepared Date: 5/13/10; 5/22/12
Evaluates patients; plans and administers a medically prescribed physical therapy program; monitors patient's progress, directs Physical Therapist Assistants; and consults with physicians; provides patient and family education; maintains records and processes appropriate charges.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following but are not limited to:
Evaluates/re-evaluates patient's functional ability and physical status consistent with patient diagnosis and physician referral.
Develops plan of care and measurable goals consistent with evaluation findings and physician referral. Establishes treatment frequency, duration and Rehab potential. Alters, revises, or discontinues therapy according to patient response.
Administers therapeutic treatment efficiently and competently.
Consults with physician, other health care professionals, certifying agencies and reimbursement sources regarding patient status and progress. Prepares timely and accurate report to physicians.
Communicates successfully with co-workers, patients, physicians, and external publics through verbal, non-verbal and written communications.
Documents patient evaluation, treatment program, progress and discharge summary in medical record in established time frame per department Policy and Procedure.
Uses appropriate forms, terminology and abbreviations.
Accrues charges consistent with Physical Therapy services rendered in order to ensure accurate correlation between work performed and billable service.
Selects and obtains equipment for patient. Instructs patient and care giver in usage and care of equipment. Completes all necessary paperwork for same.
Instructs patient and care giver in activities and therapeutic exercises necessary for post-hospital care.
Evaluates need for home or outpatient physical therapy and makes appropriate recommendations for same.
Utilizes and supervises Physical Therapist Assistant and support staff effectively to ensure follow-thru of developed patient plan of care in accordance to department expectations, work setting and patient load.
Participates in quality improvement program. Provides input in Policy and Procedure development and revisions to positively impact service outcomes and delivery cost.
Shows flexibility/adaptability in meeting environmental constraints and demands placed on services as is common with changing reimbursement and managed care targets.
Effectively and timely communicates work related concerns to appropriate individual. Consults with Sr. Therapist when unable to meet departmental expectations.
Participates in educational sessions for the medical staff and other disciplines to promote understanding and optimal use of physical therapy facilities and treatment programs.
Attends in-service education programs and continuing education courses to keep abreast of new developments. Incorporates newly learned skills into daily practice.
Participates as clinical instructor for student affiliates.
Demonstrates effective time management with daily schedule, individual treatment sessions, and non-patient care time.
Assists with supervision of training, work assignments, and performance appraisals of peers.
Assists with daily departmental operations (i.e., scheduling, budgetary process, coordination of patient care, customer satisfaction, and human resource issues).
Works well with patients, physician(s) and other CCOC employees
Successfully meets Unit Specific Skill Sets
Complies with all Standards of Behavior set forth by CCOC
Adheres to policies and procedures set forth in CCOC Employee Manual
Adheres to the CCOC attendance policy
Follows HIPAA, OSHA and Compliance Plan regulations
Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy or Bachelor's Degree and certificate in Physical Therapy
Current License issued by the Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Athletic Trainers Board to practice Physical Therapy in the State of Ohio.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS Must be able to effectively communicate with physicians and other CCI & CCOC employees
Successful verbal and written communication skills required for customer relations.
Must be able to lift and transport patients and equipment.
Must be willing to work with persons with disabilities.
Ability to effectively interact with populations of patients/customers with an understanding of their needs for self-respect and dignity.
Assumes accountability for demonstrating behaviors consistent with the customer service policy.
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
Requires lifting and carrying items weighing up to 100 pounds
Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
Requires exposure to communicable disease, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, and other potentially hazardous conditions common to a clinical environment.
Must be able to continuously stand and walk; frequently squat, climb stairs, bend to the floor, reach over the shoulder, kneel, twist, sit, stand and remain in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods of time.
As an organization, all employees with patient contact are expected to demonstrate competencies, specific to their job duties, for the following patient population categories:
Elderly, Children, Surgical, Impaired (Hearing/Visual), Cultural, Age.
NOTE: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature