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Provides professional patient care and practices physical therapy by evaluating, planning, implementing, and documenting treatment. Evaluates and treats patients in accordance with the order from the physician and provides treatment through the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures and assistive devices intended to maximize functional potential in all areas of the patient’s life. Develops and implements an individualized treatment plan based on patient needs and containing achievable functional goals. Revises treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process. Instructs and collaborates with physical therapy assistants regarding treatment procedures to be utilized and provides the appropriate supervision of patients being treated by the assistant. Establishes and instructs patients and families/other caregivers in exercises and therapeutic home programs to be continued following discharge. Completes the appropriate documentation in a timely manner. All care is provided in accordance with the philosophy and essential functions of the hospital, the rehabilitation department, the Indiana State Practice Act, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Joint Commission.
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution.
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana as a physical therapist. If eligible for licensure, must obtain license within 3 months of employment. Must be certified in CPR by American Heart; or must become certified within 90 days of employment. Must maintain certification according to expiration date. American Physical Therapy Association membership preferred.