Physical Therapist

The practice of Physical Therapy shall include assessment, treatment, planning, implementing, education, communication and demonstration of leadership to address the needs of patients and their families as well as to foster a positive working relationship among professionals and ancillary staff. The Physical Therapist will have the knowledge and skill to care for the physical and developmental needs for patients. The Physical Therapist will practice within defined standards of care and direct the practice of support staff in order to achieve the patient's functional and discharge goals. S/he is expected to communicate effectively with other professional and support staff in order to promote a positive, problem-solving environment.
Care Management
Participates in patient care conferences with other related health services, patient, and family to review patient's progress and evaluate goals.
Develops appropriate plan of care that include goals and home instructions in conjunction with other team members, patient and family.
Delegates selected treatment to supportive personnel with assumption of responsibility for care of patient and continuing supervision of supportive personnel. Documentation Plans specific measures to meet assessed learning needs and documents in patient record.
Recognizes and addresses patient, family, and appropriate others in the learning needs of the individual.
Presents information clearly and in a manner appropriate to the level of patient and family understanding.
Implements the treatment plan and evaluates and records the patient responses to the treatment sessions.
Participates in the development of individual discharge plans that are responsive to patient/family concerns.
Able to revise/update plan based on assessment.
Completes documentation per department policy. Education Acts as a resource person to peers within the rehabilitation department, fielding questions, mentoring, or providing educational opportunities.
Acts as a liaison/partners with other educational institutions/groups/organizations to enhance professional development. Patient Care
Evaluates the patient by performing chart review, interpreting tests and measurements appropriate to discipline and patient diagnosis.
Performs treatments and patient care activities in a timely manner following appropriate protocols and guidelines.
Bachelor's degree- RequiredChildren's Health ClinicMaster's degree- Required
Certificaion and Licensures
Current license in the state of Arizona- RequiredBLS (American Heart Association) certification within 3 months of hire- RequiredCertification specific to profession- Preferred
Clinical documentation experience- RequiredChildren's Health ClinicOne to three years Pediatric experience- Preferred

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