Staff Physical Therapists are responsible for providing assessment and treatment intervention. FUNCTIONS/ Major Duties and Responsibilities; I. Clinical Is able to read and interpret written consults/prescriptions. Assesses and evaluates patients referred for consultation. Develops and initiates new treatment programs which apply current Physical Therapy practice and research findings as needed or indicated by the patient population being served. Works cooperatively with other specialties to provide seamless rehabilitation treatment for patients who may require interdisciplinary and complex care. Independently evaluates patients, devises objectives and goals, adapting goals, objectives and plans to meet the special needs of individual patients, unusual circumstances or complex cases. Treats patients using standardized and recognized assessments and treatment modalities. Documents appropriately and in a timely manner in patient's electronic medical record (CPRS). Provides patient/family education as needed. Demonstrates skill in communicating information regarding patients to interdisciplinary team members, patients and families as needed. Assigns and supervises subordinate Physical Therapy staff, trainees, and volunteers in the delivery or support of treatments and education to patients and caregivers. Promotes a safe, clean, and well-organized environment for patients and staff. Participates in interdisciplinary meetings for special programs, patient care and discharge planning. Acts as a consultant/subject matter expert for PM&RS staff and other facility staff as required. II. Education Participates in continuing education courses and seminars to remain current with advances in the field and to meet continuing education requirements of VA CT Healthcare System and Connecticut State Licensure. Participates in PM&RS in-services and provides in-services to PM&RS and other facility staff as assigned by supervisor or Chief , PM&RS. Actively participates in student training as required. III. Administrative Schedules patient visits to ensure quality Physical Therapy treatments are delivered most efficiently and effectively. Documents evaluations, goals, treatment plans, and rehabilitation potential, using standard format in patient's medical record as required by PM&R, Joint Commission, and VA CT Healthcare System standards. Ensures that subordinate Physical Therapy staff and trainees maintain appropriate documentation. Participates in Performance improvement monitoring including the formulation of monitors, data collections, peer reviews, and preparation of reports in accordance with VA and Joint Commission guidelines. Takes responsibility for ordering supplies to insure that adequate supplies are always on hand and that repairs and maintenance activities are performed in a timely manner. Monitors work areas to ensure a clean safety conscious environment exists for all patients and staff. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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