Physical Therapist (Pt)

Life Care Centers Of America Bridgeton , MO 63044

Posted 4 months ago

Position Summary

The PT Physical Therapist provides direct rehab care in physical therapy to patients upon physician referral in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited program in physical therapy, BSPT, MSPT, or DPT (2003 or later must have MSPT or DPT)

  • Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.

  • One (1) year experience in post acute care or related setting preferred

  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

Specific Job Requirements

  • Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e mail

  • Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for patient needs

  • Must demonstrate good body mechanics at all times

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient care, documentation and therapy software responsibilities, patient rights, and safety and sanitation

  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to follow physical therapy treatment plans for patients

  • Must be able to establish, assess, and modify realistic, measurable, timely, and functional goals

  • Must be able to oversee and evaluate care given by PTAs, Rehab Aides, and PT and PTA students

  • Must be able to chart appropriately and timely

  • Must be able to utilize therapy software appropriately and accurately

  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients

  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Physical Therapist (Pt)

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