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- Tests and evaluates the extent of a members impairments, functional limitations, participation barriers and/or disabilities to ensure proper treatment using various tests and procedures.
- Plans therapy program, establishes treatment goals; and administers treatment to improve and/or remove impairments to minimize functional limitations to provide full participation in activities of daily living and reduce disability using various therapeutic techniques and procedures.
- Provides direct member care through a variety of modalities, including in-person, telephonic, and/or video-based services.
- Includes members, families, and/or caregivers in establishing goals and obtains members informed consent as necessary.
- Provides members/families/caregivers with treatment plan and instructions for home exercise and self-management.
- Upgrades treatment plan and goals as member progresses.
- Regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of member towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
- Discharges member from Physical Therapy when the member has received maximum benefit from Physical Therapy.
- Provides accurate and timely documentation of Physical Therapy member management.
- Supervises the care delivered by PTAs (Physical Therapist Assistants) as per jurisdiction requirements.
- Maintains appropriate medical records documentation for services and communications regarding care.
- Consults with medical providers regarding member evaluation and treatment, progress of the member, and discharge from treatment.
- Reviews member records for current diagnosis, past medical history, precautions, and contraindications.
- Maintains compliance with company, state and regulatory documentation standards.
- Establishes safe work environment.
- Maintains clinical competency and ethical standards as outlined in the guidelines of the APTA.
- Maintains departmental supplies, equipment, and apparatus in clean, safe and functional condition.
- Directs and instructs support personnel in performance of more routine procedures as requested.
- Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations with the public members and other personnel.
- Provides triage Physical Therapy services by providing advice and care through in person, phone, or video means.
- Provides input and/or assistance to more senior Physical Therapists, Lead Therapist, and/or Rehabilitation Manager in the development or delivery of new classes, services, member and provider education, development of handouts, and other related services.
- Provides coverage as needed in other facilities within the region if appropriate.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Minimum one (1) year of full time practice as a licensed Physical Therapist in a clinical setting required.
- Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum for a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree with certification in physical therapy or a foreign-trained equivalent required.
- This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire.
- Physical Therapy Direct Access Certification (Virginia) within 6 months of hire
- Physical Therapist License (District of Columbia) within 6 months of hire
- Physical Therapist License (Maryland) within 6 months of hire
- Physical Therapist License (Virginia) within 6 months of hire
- PECOS Enrollment within 1 months of hire
- Basic Life Support from American Heart Association
- National Provider Identifier
- Actively pursuing and engaging in at least one of these continue education or clinical experience to gain/enhance clinical expertise required as described below:
- Post graduate degree from an accredited university with a specialty focus;
- Fellowship or certificate from an accredited body or organization in a subject matter that is pertinent to our member population and is clinic based;
- Expertise/competency in a clinical subject matter in high demand or in a clinical subject matter with limited resources or specialists on staff.
- Demonstrates leadership skills and problem-solving abilities in the clinic and to our members.
- Demonstrates behavior consistent with the criteria for professional practice.
- Demonstrate leadership in project management, teaching, clinical instructor for students, committee membership.
- Evidence of involvement in staff development and/or mentoring.
- Teaches physical therapy related health education classes.
- Actively involved in supervision and orientation of volunteers within Physical Therapy Department.
- Participates in community activities and member education at least 2 times per year, which may include teaching health education classes, participating in medical center functions and attending community health fairs.
- Knowledge of or practice in at least 50% of PT clinical competencies.