Primary Job Function
Organizes and conducts medically prescribed physical therapy programs to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of a body part; helps patient achieve maximum performance and resumption of daily living activities. May provide educational service to hospital and community to prevent injury and promote health as well as to treat dysfunction
A graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy and completion of clinical requirements resulting in attainment of a Bachelor of Science or Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Must have successfully passed the National Examination and be licensed to practice or be eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana. Must have strong interpersonal skills in order to relate to patients, Physicians and other staff members of other disciplines with goals being effective, efficient care of the patient
This position requires the employee to be at risk for occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.
Employee must be able to work holidays, weekends and overtime as the need arises.
Employee will work in a well lighted, comfortable clinic setting conducive to effective patient care activities.
Physical and Mental Activities, Tools and Equipment:
Requires lifting up to 50 pounds or push/pull patients up to 300 pounds using support help as indicated.
Teaches use of adaptive equipment for ambulation activities, diagnostic equipment to assist in patient evaluations and therapeutic equipment utilized in treatment of patients.
Requires daily use of personal computer as well as some office equipment ( e.g. telephone, fax, and copier).