Summary: Plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from injuries, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Reviews Physician's referral (prescription) and patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required.
-Tests and measures patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs.
-Plans and prepares written treatment program based on evaluation of patient data.
-Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function.
-Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities and in use of assistant and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
-Administers treatments involving application of physical agents.
-Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
-Administers traction to relieve pain.
-Records treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer.
-Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
-Evaluates, fits, and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommends modification to Orthotist.
-Confers with Physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care.
-Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of assistants, aides, and students.
-Plans and conducts lectures and training programs on physical therapy and related topics
for medical staff, students, and community groups.
-Plans and develops physical therapy research programs and participates in conducting
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Current license from the Texas Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational
Therapy Examiners, BLS required within 30 days of hire.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.
Open until filled