Physical Therapist (PT)

Life Care Center of Farmington
Farmington, NM
United States
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Job Description

          

Position Summary


The PT - Physical Therapist provides direct rehab care in physical therapy to patients upon physician referral in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.


Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements



  • Graduate of an accredited program in physical therapy, BSPT, MSPT, or DPT (2003 or later must have MSPT or DPT)

  • Currently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.

  • One (1) year experience in post acute care or related setting preferred

  • CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.


Specific Job Requirements



  • Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e mail

  • Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for patient needs

  • Must demonstrate good body mechanics at all times

  • Make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

  • Knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

  • Implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

  • Perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

  • Understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training


Essential Functions



  • Follow physical therapy treatment plans for patients

  • Establish, assess, and modify realistic, measurable, timely, and functional goals

  • Oversee and evaluate care given by PTAs, Rehab Aides, and PT and PTA students

  • Chart appropriately and timely

  • Utilize therapy software appropriately and accurately

  • Exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

  • Assist in the evacuation of patients

  • Demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

  • Concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

  • Communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

  • Sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

  • Read, write, speak, and understand the English language


An Equal Opportunity Employer