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Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist

Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist

Job Description

Responsibilities of the Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist include, but are not limited to the following:

Seeks and obtains sufficient information necessary to function effectively in the health care setting where assigned

 
Provides individual patient / client services and determines priority needs for physical therapy by:


A. Assessing and evaluating therapeutic, rehabilitative and functional status. Physical therapists are licensed professionals who work with people that have sustained disabilities, impairments, or limitations in their overall physical function. Physical therapists examine, evaluate, diagnose, develop treatment plans, and provide prognosis for each patient on an individual basis. Through the modalities of exercise, mobilization, manipulation, heat, cold, and electrical stimulation, physical therapists work to restore function, improve mobility, and decrease pain with the goal of re-establishing a patient’s prior functional level. Physical therapists focus on the evaluation of strength, balance, range of motion, co-ordination, endurance, and posture of each individual patient. From the initial examination, the physical therapist then develops a treatment plan specific to correcting pertinent physical findings. Each patient’s individual treatment plan is geared toward reaching specific rehabilitation goals that are set by the therapist and the patient together as a team and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations & policies of MGA.

B. Assessing for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM, potential for rehabilitation and evaluation of the home environment.

C. Participating in the development of the total plan of care.

D. Directing the physical therapy treatment plan of care.

 

E. Regularly re-evaluating patient / client progress and revising the plan of care as necessary.

  •          Initiates the physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and / or family / caregivers in certain phases of physical therapy in which they may work with a patient /client, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the program for the patient / client.
  •          Instructs patients / clients and family / caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances and / or prosthetic devices when applicable.
  •          Maintains communication regarding patient / client status with the physician and supervisory personnel.
  •          Collaborates with the physician and other team members to develop, implement and support the patient’s Plan of Care
  •          Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient evaluation and attainment of goals.
  •          Observes the patient / client for reactions to treatment or changes in condition, discusses changes with the patient / family / caregiver and reports changes as necessary.
  •          Assists the caregivers/families, other healthcare personnel in providing continuity of care.
  •          Clinical documentation must be turned in every 24-48 hours.


RESPONSIBILITY: Participation in Agency’s other mandated activities as requested by Agency Director such as In-services and PI Committee.

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

A. Participating in other mandated activities is documented on sign-in sheets.

B. Willingness to participate in education and committee work related to patient care.

 

Job Requirements



PHYSICAL THERAPIST:

1.  Is a graduate of an accredited Master’s program in Physical Therapy.

2.  Has at least one year of appropriate experience as a Physical Therapist. Community / home health experience preferred.

3.  Is currently licensed as a physical therapist through the Appropriate State Board of Physical Therapy.

4.  Complies with accepted professional standards of practice.

5.  Displays good observation skills and judgment as well as good oral and written communication skills.

6.  Is self-directed and able to work with little supervision.

7.  Flexible yet organized with the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment

8.  Current/ valid state driver’s license, vehicle in good working order and insured.


Speech and Language Pathologist

1.  Is a graduate of an accredited Master’s program in speech language pathology.

2.  Has been granted a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

3.  Has at least one year of appropriate experience as a speech language pathologist. Community / Home Health experience preferred.

4.  Is self-directed and able to work with little supervision, exhibits good oral and written communication skills.

5.  Complies with accepted professional standards of practice.

6.  Flexible yet organized with the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment

7.  Current/ valid state driver’s license, vehicle in good working order and insured in accordance

8.  with the state,


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST:

1.  A bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy at a college or university which has been

2.  Accredited by the American Council on Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or from an institution chartered outside of the United States which has been validated by World Federation of Occupational Therapy and the ACOTE

3.  Successful completion of an internship under the direction of an Occupational Therapist;

4.  Passed the entry level certification exam as validated by an initial certificate by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or The American Occupational Therapy Certification Board (AOTCB) or AOTA;

5.  Applied and obtained state registration.

6.  Has at least one year of appropriate experience as an occupational therapist. Community / home health experience preferred.

7.  Complies with accepted professional standards of practice.

8.  Displays good observation skills and judgment as well as good oral and written communication skills.

9.  Is self-directed and able to work with little supervision.

10.   Flexible yet organized with the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment

11.   Current/ valid state driver’s license, vehicle in good working order and insured in accordance with the state

 

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist


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