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The Physical Therapist for Brighton Rehabilitation (“Brighton”) is responsible for providing quality Physical Therapy services to patients and contract facilities. This includes assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, provision of education, documentation, and patient/family communication for the purpose of assisting the patients achieve optimal functional level and quality of life in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation setting. The Physical Therapist reports directly to the Director of Rehabilitation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Quality Patient Care
1. Provide Quality Patient Care
a. Timely response to requests for service.
b. Participate in screening individuals in compliance with Brighton policy and procedure.
c. Ensure plan of treatment is initiated by attending physician, and is developed in consultation with nursing.
d. Evaluate patients in order to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and development of appropriate goals.
e. Maintain documentation according to Brighton''s policy and procedure for content and timeliness.
f. Respond pro-actively to the needs of the assigned facilities/entities.
2. Direct Patient Care
a. Adhere to Physical Therapy Department policies and procedures regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients referred to facility. Evaluations only to be performed after obtaining an appropriate order from the MD.
b. Establish short-term goals, long-term goals, and a treatment plan for each patient in accordance with patient, family, and team objectives. Plan of treatment to be approved by attending physician.
c. Responsible for reviewing therapy goals, efficiency of treatment, risks vs. benefits, and potential financial responsibility with patient and family as necessary and appropriate.
d. Administer individual or group therapy services as outlined in the treatment plan and approved by attending physician.
e. Modify the treatment plan according to patient status and following written approval of the attending physician.
f. As directed, supervise the administration of therapy services provided by Certified Physical Therapy Assistants, and/or aides.
g. Monitor the patient during all phases of treatment and supervise the use of specialized equipment.
h. Recommend, provide, or adapt assistive or orthotic devices to support the patient''s functional independence.
i. Provide specific training in the use, care and/or application of assistive or orthotic devices to patient, family or other department staff or team members as appropriate.
j. Inform the family or other team members of the specific therapy program to ensure maximal carryover of training in preparation for discharge.
k. Confer informally and formally at family and team conferences with other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitative program of the patient.
l. Establish individual patient schedules in conjunction with other team members.
m. Record billable treatment times according to Brighton''s procedures and submit required statistics to corporate office.
n. Participate in FMP, and discharge planning.
3. Indirect Patient Care Activities
a. Complete MD letter on all patients and deliver to referring physician within ten working days.
b. Ensure all Brighton''s required documentation is completed, including the appropriate signatures, on all patients in a timely manner.
c. As directed, assists in the orientation and supervision of Certified Physical Therapy Assistants and Rehab Aides.
d. Ensure continued professional development through participation in facility in-services and outside continuing education programs; shares knowledge and technical skills with other team members.
e. Attend and participate in professional staff meetings and in-services; attends and participate in family and team conferences.
f. As directed, participate in department program development projects.
g. Assists in maintaining adequate levels of equipment and in maintaining the therapeutic area.
h. Demonstrate initiative in assisting other staff members.
i. Ensure documentation (700, 701, and weekly notes etc…) are filed in the medical record in a timely manner.
j. Promote Brighton''s mission, philosophy, goals, and directives in a positive and appropriate manner.
k. Perform other duties as required.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a graduate of a four-year Bachelor degree program
Must hold current state licensure or eligibility via temporary license in Physical Therapy
Must have a current APTA certification in Physical Therapy
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Physical requirements for this position are classified as medium to heavy under the Department of Labor classification. The employee must be capable of exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (less than 1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently (1/2 of the time), and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to move objects, equipment, and or persons served. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch, use hands to manipulate tools, equipment, or controls; reach with hands and arms, balance, lift, and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with persons served. The employee is required to have visual and hearing acuity sufficient enough to assess persons served safety and ability. The employee works inside the persons served rooms or clinic and is regularly exposed to bodily fluids.
The essential functions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the basic functions of a Physical Therapist. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.