Physical Therapist - Per Diem
- Job Title
- Physical Therapist - Per Diem
- Requisition ID
- Begin Date
- Snoqualmie, WA
- Other Location
Responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating physical therapy services for patients in concert with the total care plan. Provide quality care to attain patient’s optimal functional level.
Accountabilities/Essential Job Functions:
- Assess the patient’s physical therapy needs:
- Obtain a medical history, particularly as it is related to the present condition, from the patient, family, physician, team members and/or previous records.
- Evaluate the patient in the following areas: ROM, muscle status, balance skills, coordination, functional activities, gait analysis, postural alignment, endurance, learning abilities and mental status.
- Assess the facility environment to determine and make adaptations as needed for the ease and safety of care and the maximal independence of the patient.
- Assess equipment needs in the facility and assist in obtaining same.
- Evaluate the patient’s condition, family and home situation to determine what assistance will be available from family members in caring for the patient; determine if additional services or resources are needed. Assess equipment needs and medications for safety and progressive recovery at LLOC.
- Instruct caregivers to special needs of the patient, including but not exclusive to positioning, transfers, and mobility function.
- Develop an individualized therapy plan:
- Utilize the assessment data to develop a care plan based on the problem-oriented record format: develop a written treatment plan, including objectives and methods of teaching and adjust information to patient’s current level of understanding: prepare and instruct PT approaches; adjust patient care plan as appropriate.
- Interpret hospital and clinical services as the patient and family are involved in the development of a care plan.
- Consult with appropriate disciplines and request their involvement in care, using their information and ideas to develop the plan.
- Consult with physician and obtain consent to proceed with treatment plan.
- Assure implementation of the therapy plan:
- Provide physical therapy services and treatment consistent with POC, requiring specialized skill and ordered by the physician.
- Provide physical therapy procedures and techniques which may include: muscle re-education, progressive muscle strengthening exercises, ROM, gait training, functional training, application of physical modalities, posture, breathing exercises, coordination and balance exercises. Modify treatment plan as indicated by patient condition progress.
- Instruct caregivers and family for maximal function and safety in the home environment, including proper use of equipment, body mechanics and guarding techniques.
- Instruct, supervise and counsel caregivers and family members in continuity of care management.
- Make referrals to other disciplines as appropriate.
- Provide written feedback to referral source as appropriate
- Maintain appropriate and timely documentation to patient progress.
- Administer planned an informal learning experiences for the patient, delegating appropriate reinforcement to other team members.
- Maintain responsibility for the care given by the Physical Therapy Assistants/PT Aide
- Assume or share responsibility with other team members for care given by Rehab Aide.
- Communicate patient care and progress in case conferences
- Chart therapy services rendered using the SOAP note.
- Record units according to rehab department procedure.
- Evaluate the therapy plan:
- Review the written plan and its effect on patient care and make appropriate modifications at least every 30 days.
- Obtain feedback from the other team members regarding the plan’s effectiveness.
- Explore with the staff, patient and /or family, progress in care.
- Consult with the attending physician concerning alteration of the therapy plan.
- Review patient’s record in appropriate utilization review setting
- Meet as needed with the Rehabilitation Manager regarding patient care problems and how these may be resolved.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Participates in CE programs to insure continued professional development; shares knowledge and technical skills with other department members.
- Participates in department program development projects as directed
- Attends and participates in professional staff meetings and in-services.
- Performs other duties as required
Education/Training: Master’s or bachelor’s degree or a graduate of an accredited physical therapy school as approved by the American Physical Therapy Association in collaboration with the Council on Medical Education or the American Medical Association.
License/Certification: Current license to practice physical therapy in Washington State.
Skills: Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Environmental and Job Hazards:
Physical and Mental Demands: Ability to safely lift 25 lbs.
- Assess the patient’s physical therapy needs:
- Required Skills
Must possess a current license to practice physical therapy in WA State.