POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE & CODE:

Physical Therapist (13009)

DEPARTMENT:

Rehabilitation Services

REPORTS TO:

Manager/Director

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

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POSITION SUMMARY: Provides full range of physical therapy services to patients.† Works independently and in consultation of referring physicians with guidance of the supervisory personnel, organizing treatments to meet established criteria and proper documentation in patientís medical records.†

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.

2.

Current or temporary licensure in the state of West Virginia. Permanent licensure obtained within 90 days of employment.

3.

Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE:

1.

One (1) year acute hospital experience.

 

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.† They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.† Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Provides coordinated and comprehensive patient care including assessment, expected outcomes, rehabilitation interventions and evaluation within an interdisciplinary team approach.

2.

Physical therapists will apply research and proven techniques to examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body's ability to move and function in daily life as monitored by supervision, by documentation review, and consultation with M.D.

3.

Carries out oversight responsibilities to ensure supervision of PTAs, Rehab Techs, students, and volunteers.

4.

Participates in the Performance Improvement program of the department of Rehabilitation Services department with emphasis on physical therapy, to assure the delivery of appropriate, timely, and cost-effective services.

5.

Maintains professional competence and proficiency to assure services consistent with national and professional standards of care.

6.

Participates in meeting the goals and objectives of the work unit and department to ensure that the department contributes to the attainment of the hospitalís goals and objectives.

7.

Submits accurate charges for services rendered for patients, according to departmental policies and procedures utilizing the billing system via the patientís EMR.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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The National Institute of Occupational Safety and health recommends minimizing the need for employees to manually lift patients, and limit safe patient handling to 35 pounds.† All transfers, lifts and re-positioning will be completed utilizing the lift equipment and/or other patient handling aids as indicated by the patientís profile and appropriate algorithms.†

2.

Heavy/Hard Work: Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, and carrying of materials and equipment weighing 40+lbs.†

3.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.†

 

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

,Clinical setting.

 

 

 

 

 

Date Reviewed/Revised:†† May 2019