Catholic Health Initiatives Physical Therapist Lufkin PRN in LUFKIN, Texas

Physical Therapist Lufkin PRN

Description

Summary:

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.

  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.

  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.

  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.

  • Obtain patients' informed consent to proposed interventions.

  • Test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, or respiratory or circulatory efficiency and record data.

  • Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.

  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.

  • Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.

  • Administer manual exercises, massage, or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.

  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.

  • Inform patients and refer to appropriate practitioners when diagnosis reveals findings outside physical therapy.

  • Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits, and any reasonable alternatives.

  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners, or appropriate others to plan, implement, or assess the intervention program.

  • Administer treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, ultraviolet or infrared lamps, or ultrasound machines.

  • Teach physical therapy students or those in other health professions.

  • Refer clients to community resources or services.

  • Evaluate, fit, or adjust prosthetic or orthotic devices or recommend modification to orthotics.

  • Conduct or support research and apply research findings to practice.

  • Participate in community or community agency activities or help to formulate public policy.

  • Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral or professional degree

  • Requires a completion of professional training including supervised clinical experience from an accredited therapy school with a degree in Physical Therapy. Texas licensing is required. This position requires no prior experience and is considered an entry level position.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral or professional degree

  • Requires a completion of professional training including supervised clinical experience from an accredited therapy school with a degree in Physical Therapy.

  • Texas licensing is required.

Job Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-LUFKIN-MEMORIAL HLTH SYS LUFKIN

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 1700000172