Job Description & Requirements
Physical Therapist - Outpatient
• Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction. Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals. Initiates discharge planning for occupational therapy. Implements the treatment plan through direct treatment of the patient, delegates a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel, and coordinates the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.
• Provides advice and education to patient and family. Evaluates need for and trains patient/family in the use of special equipment or devices and adapts as necessary e.g., splints slings, prosthesis, A.D.L equipment or refers to other disciplines as necessary for effective treatment. Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment. Discharges patient from occupational therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from occupational therapy. Provides accurate, timely documentation of occupational therapy patient management.
Common Diagnosis- Hand Injuries, over use, trauma, post operation
Procedures- evaluation & treatment of upper extremity conditions, splinting, post op, transplant