Skilled Therapies, Inc.

Servicing the Bay Area

925.271.9100

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Physical Therapist

Classification: Hourly/Salary

Supervisor: Director of Rehabilitation

Job Description

A licensed and/or certified therapist includes Physical Therapist. A therapist must demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills. They will prove competency in the provision of therapy services in accordance with acceptable standards of practice. This is a Category I job classification per OSHA standards. This employee will have occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens. Duties and responsibilities of the employee are governed by licensure regulations and practice acts of the state in which they are employed.

Qualifications

Education/License

  • Graduate from an approved certified therapy program (Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate).
  • Current certificate and/or license in the state in which they are practicing.
  • CPR certification in highly recommendation.
  • Current TB test results.

Experience

  • Geriatric experience preferred but not required.

Direct Responsibilities

  1. Screen patients according to protocol set by Director of Rehabilitation. Determine each patient’s need for skilled therapy based on objective and documented criteria.
  2. Evaluate patients according to schedule set by Director of Rehabilitation. Conduct the evaluations according to standardized or recommended techniques and procedures in a timely manner.
  3. Develop treatment plans at the end of the evaluation that includes measurable, objective, long and short-term goals for each patient based on documented data.
  4. Follow each treatment plan in an objective, measurable and documented approach.
  5. Coordinate daily work schedule with Director of Rehabilitation and other disciplines. Complete all scheduled treatments. Request assistant or adjust therapy schedule to avoid interference with the quality of service.
  6. Communicate daily to the Director of Rehabilitation any patient or scheduling changes that would inhibit the delivery of treatment.
  7. Maintain timely and accurate records according to polices, procedures and regulations which include evaluations, screenings, progress notes, discharge summaries, labor and service logs.
  8. Maintain active and supportive communication with the patient, significant others, physicians and other team members concerning progress, problems, home programs, follow-up and other issues related to the therapeutic process.
  9. Maintain a positive rapport with staff at all times through professional appearance and actions.
  10. Communicate pertinent information on a timely basis to supervisor and seek guidance necessary for performance of duties. Respond appropriately to clinical supervision as indicated by improving skills.
  11. Keep informed of current educational, Medicare regulations, medical guidelines, clinical trends and procedures through attendance of at least one conference or seminar a year.
  12. Demonstrate responsibility by reporting to work on time and providing proper notification for absence or tardiness per company policy.
  13. Review and co-sign documentation to assure appropriate clinical services are delivered in accordance with the state licensing Practice Act.
  14. Follow SKILLED THERAPIES policies and procedures for the delivery of patient services.
  15. Perform other related duties as necessary or as requested.
  16. Follow SKILLED THERAPIES policies, procedures, rules and applicable laws and standards.
  17. Responsible to adhere to productivity expectations established by the Director of Rehabilitation.
  18. Keep the state license and TB test current and in good standing, in addition to, providing copies of this information to each Director of Rehabilitation and SKILLED THERAPIES Human Resources.

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 the job, the employee is required to:

  • Regularly walk, and stand for long periods of time over an 8 hour shift
  • Regularly talk or hear up to 8 hours a day
  • Regularly sit, type, and use a mouse up to 3 hours a day
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Regularly use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly lift 40-75 pounds and support patients
  • Regularly required to use and/or push wheelchairs according to manufacturer’s guidelines.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Start and end times of workdays will vary according to patient scheduling needs.
  • Dress code may be required in work area.
  • The noise level in the work environment is minimal.
  • Minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Minimal exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Minimal exposure to electrical and radiation exposure.
  • This is a Category II job classification per OSHA standards. Minimal exposure to blood borne pathogens.
  • Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm may be present in the work environment.