Physical Therapist

Company: Affinity Health Group ( Learn More )

General Information
US-LA-Relocate to Monroe, LA
4 Year Degree
Not Specified
Not Specified
Job Description Job is located in Monroe, LA.

Job Summary:  The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluation, examination, and treatment of medically prescribed physical therapy.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients
  • Refer clients to community resources and services when applicable
  • Provide educational information about physical therapy and physical therapists, injury prevention, ergonomics and ways to promote health
  • Perform and document an initial examination, evaluating the data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention
  • Complete documentation in a timely manner, according to current company policy
  • Complete all documentation within 72 hours of the patient encounter
  • Complete all billing requirements by the end of business each day
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit
  • Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home
  • Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in the patient's electronic medical record
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation
  • Test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency and record data
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals
  • Teach physical therapy students as well as those in other health professions
  • Direct and supervise supportive personnel, assessing their competence, delegating specific tasks to them and establishing channels of communication
  • Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits and any reasonable alternatives
  • Inform the patient when diagnosis reveals findings outside their scope and refer to an appropriate provider
  • Construct, maintain and repair medical supportive devices
  • Marginal Duties:
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Job Requirements

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Bachelor degree from an APTA accredited physical therapy program
    • Current State License
    • Must hold a current state license and must maintain license renewal in accordance with the applicable State Licensing Board
    • Customer service oriented attitude/behavior.
    • Ability to work with limited supervision and to make decisions based on established policies and procedures.
    • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. 
    • Current CPR
    • Physical and TB completed within the last six (6) months
    • Minimum of one (1) year experience, preferred, working in an outpatient setting.
    • None
    Supervisory Responsibilities:                                                                                                                                                                      

    Supervision Received:
    • Works under general supervision of the Therapy Services Manager

    Working Conditions: Overtime will be occasionally required. Travel in the Monroe/West Monroe area will frequently be required. Travel in other areas will occasionally be required.

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.