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Physical Therapist l - Nonbedside - Carolina Rehabilitation - Charlotte

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 23070
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 44011011737709-Physical Therapy - Outpatient
Location: Charlotte - 1100 Blythe Blvd

Overview

Job Summary

Evaluates, plans, directs, and administers programs of Physical Therapy. Plans and conducts Physical Therapy programs to restore function, prevent disability, and help patients enhance physical and functional abilities.



Essential Functions

  • Evaluates patients, selects and administers assessment techniques, synthesizes information to establish appropriate patient care plan to include necessary modalities, procedures, exercise programs, therapeutic groups and patient education as warranted by a holistic view of the patient's diagnosis, condition, age, and discharge needs.
  • Gathers and interprets appropriate data from the medical record, physician reports, patient, and/or family as evidenced by documentation.
  • Establishes functional goals in conjunction with the patient and provides evidenced based intervention to work towards meeting these goals with ongoing assessment to adjust the plan of care as needed .
  • Documents evaluations, tests, progress notes, daily treatment notes, attendance records, patient/family education, outcomes, discharge notes, and charges as needed.
  • Communicates patient's evaluation and subsequent progress to physician, referral sources, and other clinical staff, coordinates patient's schedule and treatment programs, and discharge planning.
  • Provides coverage at other departments following orientation and competency completion for level of care assigned as needed.
  • Provides supervision of PTA’s and Rehab Tech/Aide as required for licensure.

Physical Requirements

Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and adequate language/cognitive skills to perform job duties. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Must be able to transfer patients and use appropriate lift and transfer techniques. Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, gowns, and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids. Work is in a fast-paced clinical environment. The work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy program required. NC license for Physical Therapy required. Three (3) years experience as a licensed Physical Therapist or successful completion of a one (1) year residency program. Possess and maintain Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification from the American Heart Association. Meets all requirements of the Rehab Services Career Ladder Guidelines for a Level III therapist as approved by the Rehab Credential Council.

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