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Outpatient Therapist

26,808 Outpatient Therapist
Jobs Available
in US
$ 13.89 - 31.67/hour

Resumes of Outpatient Therapist

Writing an effective Outpatient Therapist resume is an essential part of your job search. Make sure you include a summary of your experience and goals, plus, list relevant work experience, certifications and computer programs you know. Also, highlight your skills, such as: being a good communicator, managing projects and more.

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Typical Outpatient Therapist responsibilities to be added to your resume.

  • Test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, or respiratory or circulatory efficiency and record data.

  • Evaluate, fit, or adjust prosthetic or orthotic devices or recommend modification to orthotist.

  • Construct, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices.

  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.

  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.

  • Administer manual exercises, massage, or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.

  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

  • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.

  • Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.

  • Inform patients and refer to appropriate practitioners when diagnosis reveals findings outside physical therapy.

  • Teach physical therapy students or those in other health professions.

  • Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.

  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners, or appropriate others to plan, implement, or assess the intervention program.

  • Provide educational information about physical therapy or physical therapists, injury prevention, ergonomics, or ways to promote health.

  • Refer clients to community resources or services.

  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.

  • Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits, and any reasonable alternatives.

  • Obtain patients' informed consent to proposed interventions.

  • Direct group rehabilitation activities.

  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.

  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.

  • Administer treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, ultraviolet or infrared lamps, or ultrasound machines.

  • Conduct or support research and apply research findings to practice.


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