Physical Therapist I
Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: January 24, 2023
This position delegates responsibility to the Physical Therapist
Assistant, and Aides. Activities of this position are patient
focused and utilize assessment, planning, intervention, and
evaluation in accordance with physical therapy standards, physician
orders, and governing policies and procedures.
(25%)* Evaluates the patient's function by performing
formal/informal testing measures to determine the skeletal,
neurological, respiratory, and cardiovascular status.
(25%)* Develops a goal specific treatment regime based on
assessment data and the patient's tolerance to carry-out the
treatment plan as prescribed.
(25%)* Submits a written treatment regime to be included as part of
the plan of treatment authorized by and coordinated with the
physician. Updates plan of care as needed to reflect changes in
patient status. Co-signs verbal orders received by physical
therapist assistant as necessary.
(25%)* Devises a schedule of treatment, which is frequency and
duration specific to be discussed with patient/family/caregiver and
coordinated with clinical support staff.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Educates patient, family, and/or caregiver regarding pathology or
condition, patient alternatives, prognosis, and rationale for
treatment through forms of rest, exercise, modalities, and other
Provides supervision for Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical
Therapy Aides, Home Health Aides and students per subsidiary and
Recommends adaptive/supportive equipment based on assessment;
contacts appropriate representative and/or supplier to place order
and assists in securing equipment for patient.
Documents the patient/family/caregiver response to treatment and
changes in patient condition per subsidiary documentation policies
and/or standards and in compliance with regulatory agencies.
Completes daily documentation necessary for billing procedures per
subsidiary policy and in compliance with regulatory agencies
Provides treatment intervention and demonstrates competence to
facilitate or restore optimal functioning specific to therapist's
patient care area.
Educates patient/family/caregiver in home education program using
relevant and effective teaching methods.
Demonstrates effective oral and written communication with all
internal and external customers to maximize quality of patient care
including coordination with interdisciplinary team members.
Promotes education and development among staff, students, and other
health care providers using relevant and effective teaching
Promotes process improvement. Assists with program development,
Participates in team conferences and interdisciplinary meetings as
Promote physical therapy within MyMichigan Health and service area,
participating in and providing community education.
Function as case manager for assigned cases.
Demonstrates commitment to MyMichigan Health and specific affiliate
mission as evidenced by customer service, quality of service, and
teamwork. Maintains confidentiality of patient and subsidiary
information in accordance with MyMichigan Health and affiliate
policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned. MyMichigan Health is a technology driven
organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in
Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in
further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
Basic Life Support Required.
State of Michigan Physical Therapist License Required.
Bachelors Degree Required.
Successful completion of MyMichigan Health and subsidiary specific
orientation. Successful completion of new hire competency.
Interpersonal skills needed for effective verbal and written
communication in the English language to interact with people
individually and in a group at all levels.
Ability to work independently, demonstrating problem solving and
organizational skills, time management skills and initiative.
Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is
required and must be completed annually according to the Exposure
Ability to work where employee may be exposed to communicable
Ability to use personal protective equipment correctly.
Ability to perform essential job functions with reasonable
Ability to demonstrate and teach selected treatment routines to
appropriate professional and non-professional individuals.
Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Grand Rapids , Physical Therapist I, Healthcare , Clare, Michigan
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