Posted on: March 19, 2023
The Seasonal Physical Therapist is responsible for the implementation of the physician's order for physical therapy services. The Seasonal Physical Therapist should provide all necessary aspects of physical therapy within an interdisciplinary environment in order to facilitate the return of the patient to as independent and safe lifestyle as possible. The Seasonal Physical Therapist must utilize a growth and development knowledge base in the care of children (pediatric), adolescent, and geriatric patients. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.
Able to perform patient evaluations with use of appropriate functional tests/measures and demonstrates the ability to assimilate objective measures along with social factors, medical stability, activity restrictions, participation limitations or other relative comorbidities to determine functional deficits and construct short term goals, long term goals and personal/family goals with an appropriate frequency and duration in order to establish the therapy diagnosis and appropriate plan of care.
Demonstrate the ability to tolerate physically demanding tasks of moving equipment and patients utilizing safety measures for both self and patients per the physical/environmental demands specified below.
Demonstrates proper, secure documentation in the Electronic Medical Record
Demonstrates the ability to use critical thinking with patient evaluation and treatment planning
Demonstrates understanding of moist heat and other physical agent modalities commonly used as these apply to each area of practice
Utilizes age-specific patient care indicators all as necessary or indicated per plan of care
Demonstrates understanding of the musculoskeletal, nervous and integumentary system utilizing age-specific patient care indicators as it relates to each structure
Appropriately identifies learning needs of patient or family members
Works as a team member to assist patient/family at all points of entry into the acute therapy care system.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related job duties as assigned.
The incumbent shall, at a minimum:
be a graduate of a four year bachelor s degree approved Physical Therapy Program
provide proof of 2 hours of CVA specific continuing education obtained within the recent 4 months
Minimum of one of the following as a Licensed Physical Therapist:
1 year of full-time acute care specific experience or
2 years of skilled nursing / inpatient rehab facility experience or
2 years of acute care specific experience, when in the context of working less than full time hours in this area of practice
Hold a valid permanent license as a physical therapist from the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy or Compact License as per MS Regulations
Must interpret and follow physician's orders, cooperate with co-workers and superiors, be
responsive to patient needs and demands, and demonstrate initiative towards completion of
Constant walking, balancing, standing, turning, reaching, lifting, carrying, pushing, handling, hand and finger movements, wrist movements, sensory discrimination. Frequent stooping, crouching, sitting. Occasional running, climbing, kneeling. Must be able to use visual acuity for close paperwork, color vision, depth perception. Hearing acuity for conversation, monitoring equipment, telephone, transcription, background noise.
Must be able to lift, handle, push, pull up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to operate blood pressure machines, pulse oximetry, wheelchairs, walkers and other pertinent assistive devices.
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