The Physical Therapist Licensed Applicant evaluates and treats patients/residents, communicates with families, physicians, and other health team members, and maintains documentation of services in the medical records. Provides Physical Therapy services under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist including treatment planning & implementation, and discharge planning. Tests patient’s physical abilities analyzing rehabilitation goals; consult with rehab team in order to coordinate the most effective physical program.
The Physical Therapist Licensed Applicant contributes to the accomplishment of Physical Therapist Licensed Applicant practices and objectives that will provide a high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, and goal attainment.
Reports to / Supervision Received:
1. Manager: Regional Mentor
2. Direct Supervisor: Physical Therapist(s), Director of Rehabilitation
3. Indirect Reporting Relationship: CQI Designee/Mentor
- Under supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, evaluate patients/residents within 24 hours of physician referral.
- Under supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician, and treat patients/residents according to physician’s treatment plan.
- Communicate regularly with supervisor, other members of the rehabilitation team, and nursing staff on the patient’s treatment plan, progress, and prognosis.
- Under direction of a licensed Physical Therapist, record evaluations, daily treatment notes, weekly progress notes, 14-day progress report to the physician, and discharge summaries per policy and procedures.
- Instruct patient/resident’s families or nursing staff in maintenance program.
- Participate in discharge planning.
- Secure necessary durable medical equipment for patients/residents to facilitate independence in mobility: i.e. orthoses, walkers, canes, elevated toilet seats, and grab bars.
- Submits logs and all billing information on a timely basis.
- Reports any problem areas/equipment within each facility to the appropriate supervisor immediately.
- Comply with the State Licensing Board of California, Title 22, CMS, and California Labor Board Guidelines.
- Must comply with company rules, policies and procedures
- Must comply with safety rules, policies, and procedures
- Physical Therapist Licensed Applicant Status for the State of California.
- Must have valid CPR certification
- Must have a completed physical examination from a licensed physician.
- Must have a negative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five years.
Knowledge, skills and Experience:
To perform the Physical Therapist Licensed Applicant job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the company Physical Therapist Licensed Applicant. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Entry-level to Experienced.
- Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
- Must be able to gather, analyze information timely and skillfully.
May develop to: Physical Therapist
Physical Job Description:
These physical demands are representative to the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Physical Therapist Licensed Applicant job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people wit disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Physical Therapist Licensed Applicant job.
- Mental Demands:
See projects through to completion.
Recommend and implement improvements to processes increasing efficiency.
Mathematical ability sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and figure averages.
Ability to communicate effectively by telephone and in meetings and discussions.
- Essential Physical Tasks:
Ability to bend, reaches, or assists to transfer up to 100 lbs.
Ability to stand and/or work 80% of an 8-hour shift.
Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions.
- Equipment Used:
Standard PTLA supplies
Skilled nursing facility setting
No unusual exposures.
Safety precautions must be taken at all times.
THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF SKILLS, EFFORTS, DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.