Responsible for direction of the Physical Therapy Department staff, including Physical Therapy Assistants, and Restorative aides and Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant students.
Evaluates patients and recommends appropriate treatment plan, based on physical therapy standards of care
Assess patient pain , makes appropriate referrals for intervention
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs
Manages and operates equipment safely
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Participates in educational staff in-services.
Coordinates delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to support staff.
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of patient and clinical condition.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.