• Posted on: Jul 08, 2024
  • Location: Central, AZ
  • Job ID: d915f4b9
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Posted on: Jul 08, 2024
  • Location: Central, AZ
  • Job ID: d915f4b9
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare

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We are seeking an experienced Physical Therapist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high-quality patient care that will help change patient’s lives for the better at the comfort of their homes. 

The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats residents, under orders from a physician, through the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures designed to restore loss of muscle strength, coordination and body alignment, to relieve pain and to improve movement and function. The Physical Therapist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of Physical Therapy.

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform initial and ongoing assessments of patient’s condition
  • Establish, revise and evaluate a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient/family
  • Perform therapy interventions utilizing standard physical therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the condition of the patient
  • Oversee activities of physical therapy assistants, students, and other support personnel

 

Qualifications

1.  Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy.  

2.  Current license in the state of practice.  

3.  Prefer supervision, training and/or experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.  

4.  Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in identified areas of specialization.  

5.  Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

6.  Demonstrated competency in applying the principles, methods, materials and equipment used in physical therapy.  

7.  Ability to assess resident needs and develop and implement a comprehensive plan of care.  

8.  Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.  

9.  Ability to complete the following activities safely, and at times, for prolonged periods:

• Standing: Maintaining an upright position on the feet, especially  for prolonged periods of time

• Pushing: Applying pressure and exerting force against an object for  the purpose of moving it forward or away from the source of the force – push or pull force up to 35 lbs.

• Lifting: Raising an object from a lower to a higher position, or moving an object   laterally, from position to position

• Required to lift up to 50 lbs of force independently.  May be required to lift over 50 lbs with assistance of another person or a mechanical lift

• Stooping: Bending the body forward and down from the waist, hips and knees, sometimes for a prolonged length of time.

• Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction away from the body

• Balancing:  Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving surfaces 

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