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Physical Therapist 7/21/2017


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Examines patients with impairments, functional limitations, and disability or other health-related conditions in order to determine a diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention; examinations include, but are not limited to, the following: a. Aerobic capacity or endurance b. Anthropometric characteristics c. Arousal, mentation, and cognition d. Assistive, adaptive, supportive, and protective devices e. Community or work reintegration f. Cranial nerve integrity g. Environmental, home or work barriers h. Gait and balance i. Integumentary integrity j. Joint integrity and mobility k. Motor function l. Muscle performance m. Neuromotor development and sensory integration n. Orthotic requirements o. Pain p. Posture q. Prosthetic requirements r. Range of motion s. Reflex integrity t. Self-care and home management u. Sensory integrity v. Ventilation, respiration, and circulation 2. Alleviates impairments and functional limitations by designing, implementing and modifying therapeutic interventions that include, but are not limited to, the following: a. Therapeutic exercise (including aerobic conditioning and weight training equipment) b. Functional training in self-care and home management (including activities of daily living) c. Functional training in community or work reintegration activities (including ADL's, work hardening, and work conditioning) d. Manual therapy techniques e. Prescription, fabrication, and application of assistive, adaptive, supportive, and protective devices and equipment f. Airway clearance techniques g. Debridement and wound care h. Physical agents and mechanical modalities (including paraffin baths) i. Electrotherapeutic modalities j. Patient-related instruction k. Condition amputated limbs and instruct on wrapping these 3. Prevents injury, impairments, functional limitations, and disability, including the promotion and maintenance of fitness, health, and quality of life in all age populations. 4 Engages in consultation, education, and research. 5. Maintains a record on each patient including physician orders, diagnosis, treatment, progress, record of attendance and summary, in a timely manner. Keep accurate daily and monthly department records. Submit and verify patient charges for services rendered. 6. Consults with physician concerning goals and treatment plans. 7. Provides direct supervision of aides and assistants. 8. Assists in transferring of patients; teaches patients and other staff proper transferring technique. 9. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times, discussing patient or hospital business only when appropriate and necessary to provide quality patient care. 10. Employs tact and courtesy at all times, with patients, physicians, visitors and co-workers. Continually strives to establish and maintain good rapport and working relationships to foster positive intra- and interdepartmental communications. 11. Observes all hospital and departmental policies and procedures; follows all hospital and departmental safety rules. 12. Participates in in-service training as requested by department director.

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