Upon referral & in collaboration w/ other members of the health care team, the PT uses clinical judgment skills to treat patients w/ actual or potential health problems. The PT is responsible for implementing PT programs to prevent disability from immobilization, surgery, following disease, injury or loss of body part; to restore function & return patient to maximum potential. The PT will coordinate therapy activities w/ other health care disciplines.
- Delivers quality treatment programs to patients ranging in age from pediatric to geriatric in compliance w/ competency checklists. Evaluates the physical status, functional abilities & age-specific needs of patients to determine the current level of functioning, self-care, self-responsibility, independence, & quality of life. Develops & implements a treatment plan which involves the patient, family & social support systems: identifies interventions to reach reasonable goals; coordinate & collaborates on treatment options; advocates to enhance patient's social support systems, facilitates environmental modifications, & creates new support systems. Integrates discharge planning early in treatment based on continuing assessments & stated expectations for achieving treatment goals & objectives. Provides treatments based on established departmental guidelines & protocols; demonstrates competency in managing patients based on competency checklists. Utilizes all equipment appropriately & safely per established protocols, manufacturer's' guidelines, & competency checklists.
- Completes all chart documentation according to the criteria of the record review checklist.
- Provides written documentation, departmental & interdepartmental, that is legible, complete, & timely.
- Provides patient handouts that are effective & appropriate for patient understanding.
- Maintains professional competency by attending continuing education applicable to the specific patient population treated.
- Presents in-services as appropriate.
- Supports organizational mission statement & goals.
- Complies w/ departmental safety precautions/procedures. PPD. CPR. Safety fair. Uses safety precautions when transferring patients.
- Productivity: Demonstrates time management skills by meeting productivity standards, using patient treatment time effectively, & utilizing time between patient treatments efficiently. Coordinates therapy activities w/ other health care disciplines when appropriate. Utilizes resources appropriately. Participates in maintaining a clean, safe, & organized department.
- Responsibility: Performs duties in a professional manner demonstrating dependability, flexibility, & teamwork. Adheres to professional practice standards & guide for professional conduct. Maintains confidentiality of patient & employee medical information. Adapts to changes in assignments &/or new conditions in work environment. Actively participates in intradepartmental & interdepartmental efforts to ensure high quality, comprehensive care. Provides quality customer service. Makes accommodations in daily work schedule to meet patient's needs. Interacts w/ patients/families/other staff in a friendly & courteous manner. Complies w/ Quality of Service Behavior Guidelines. Demonstrates problem solving by taking ownership of patient & organizational problems & working to resolve them when they occur. Demonstrates initiative by independently beginning new projects &/or resolving departmental issues. Demonstrates leadership by volunteering & completing new projects &/or resolving departmental issues when needed. Demonstrates decision making by evaluating, establishing & adapting treatment plans & making recommendations to providers as needed to provide effective therapy.
- Relationships: Communicates orally w/ patients/families/caregivers, peers & supervisors in an appropriate & effective manner. Demonstrates professional interpersonal relationships w/ fellow therapists, providers, & supervisors. Accepts supervision in an open & professional manner, & implements recommendations/suggestions.Communicates w/ patients/families/caregivers, providers, peers, & supervisors in written form that is appropriate & effective.