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Physical Therapist - PRN

Physical Therapist - PRN

Job Description


Provides evaluations and treatments to referred patients including but not limited to musculoskeletal dysfunction, pain and neurological impairment. Demonstrates competence with certain patient populations, including stroke patients.
  • Demonstrates technical and professional competence in all procedures.
  • Age group(s) of patients served in this job
  • Demonstrates competence to evaluate and treat all demographics, including stroke patients.
  • Evaluates referred patients for treatment using appropriate objective tests.
  • Consults with physicians when needed, regarding patient plan of care, patient progress, and revision of treatment plans.
  • Prepares patient and explains prescribed treatment to patient prior to performing treatment.
  • Performs wound care; heat modalities including ultrasound and moist packs, electrical stimulation, cryotherapy, massage and mobilization techniques for pain relief; gait and transfer training, neuromuscular re-education; vestibular rehab, balance and coordination training, and general strengthening/flexibility exercises in an educated and competent manner.
  • Maintains accurate, timely and complete records of patients receiving treatment, including evaluations, discharge summary, treatment notes, progress notes, record of charges, etc.
  • Educates patients/family/caregivers on follow-up home care needs and exercises and assists in obtaining needed equipment.
  • Refers patients to other health care providers and community resources when appropriate.
  • Attends all required meetings and in-services. Increases knowledge base by attending seminars and continuing education classes as required for licensure.
  • Practices within the Missouri Physical Therapy Practice Act and the American Physical Therapy Association's Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy and the Code of Ethics.
  • Initiates communication with others, gives direct feedback and encourages peers to do the same.
  • Trains other physical therapy staff as directed. Periodically provides education and in-services to hospital staff.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the current reimbursement systems, their standards, and documentation procedures.
  • Reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate area and follows-up with repair person as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy
  • 4 hours of continuing education related to stroke patients every 2 years
  • Registered Physical Therapist in the State of Missouri

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Per Diem
Job Type Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4106
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Physical Therapist - PRN

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