Physical Therapist - Full Time

Parma, OH

Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as nonmanual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities. Orthopaedics experience preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing, and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician according to state laws and regulation in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability.
  • Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.
  • Ensures that any changes in patient status are documented accurately and entered on a timely basis.
  • The staff therapist coordinates delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (PTA’s).
  • If required, the staff therapist home health division will assist with operational aspects of the department by participating performance improvement activities within the department and participates in all Quality Assurance activities.
  • Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines.
  • Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs as indicated by the home health agencies.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Ability to read and comprehend patient information.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must hold a valid license in the State of Ohio as a Physical Therapist.
  • Must have reliable transportation and show proof of auto insurance.

Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an open area with other PT’s. Work may be stressful at times.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Bend, twist and lift to assist a patient.
  • Coordination, balance, and strength to safely guard and protect a patient.

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