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Physical Therapist Job Description

Physical Therapist Primary Function:

Physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain
and prevent permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.
Restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Their patients include accident
victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, heart disease,
fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.

Company Expectations of the Employee:

  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management techniques.
  • Prioritize workload so as to meet productivity standards and applicable deadlines.
  • Communicate with Company owners on a regular basis about project status and issues.
  • Communicate with subordinates on a regular basis about project status and issues.
  • Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations with internal and external customers.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude and demeanor.
  • Report to work on time and prepared to perform duties of position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing initial and ongoing assessment to determine level of functioning, including OASIS Assessment at appropriate time points.
  • A physical therapist gathers background data, reviews referrals, selects and modifies evaluation tools, and evaluates patients determining the level of patient’s physical and psychosocial functioning.
  • Developing and revising the plan of care in consultation with the physician and other care-team members.
  • Responsible for planning, evaluation, and treatment implementation of assigned caseload.
  • Preparing clinical progress notes.
  • Supervising therapy assistants and home health aides as appropriate.
  • Evaluating outcomes.
  • Educate patients and/or families about proper safe use and recommend methods for installation of adaptive equipment.

Requirements:

Education: Currently licensed by the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Experience: Minimum of one year in an acute care setting. Two years experience in Home Health preferred.

Skills:

  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  • Able to establish and maintain confidence of owners and employees.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and confidently by applying analytical and logical thinking.
  • Able to use standard office equipment and software proficiently.

Language Skills:

  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret reports, general business directives, policy and procedure statements, and governmental regulations.
  • Able to write reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  • Able to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from employees and regulatory agencies.
  • Able to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying educational levels.
  • Able to effectively organize and present information and respond to questions from employees and external groups of varying sizes.

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