The HELPsource™ Physical Therapist
The Physical Therapist uses a variety of therapeutic procedures, under orders from the referring physician, to restore function, relieve pain, and improve movement and function. The Physical Therapist functions in accordance with their State Practice Act.
- Performs a thorough functional assessment in accordance with established protocol and practice guidelines.
- Develops and implements an individualized treatment plan, appropriate to age and needs of the patient, containing achievable functional goals.
- Performs treatment as ordered in a safe, timely manner, in accordance with established protocol and practice guidelines.
- Maintains patients files as outlined in procedure manual.
- Communicates with physicians, other health care workers, and caregivers, as needed, regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
- Orients patients to treatment procedures appropriate to their age and needs.
- Establishes and instructs patients and caregivers in home exercise program.
- Assists in referral process when patient requires additional rehabilitation after discharge.
- Participates in peer review and quality improvement process.
- Accesses continuing education appropriate to discipline.
- Completes all annual mandatory training and certification requirements.
- Performs other duties as assigned and required to provide for quality care to patients.
- Master’s in physical therapy from an APTA approved and accredited college
- Current license in Pennsylvania.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated competency in applying principles, methods and equipment used in physical therapy.
- Ability to access patients needs to develop and implement comprehensive plan of care.
- Ability to function as a member of an integrated healthcare work team.