*Performs a comprehensive assessment including physiological, psychological and environmental factors. Utilizes appropriate techniques and materials.
*Encourages and promotes patient/family independence.
*Develops, evaluates and revises patient care goals in conjunction with the patient and family.
*Coordinates goal directed, cost effective care for primary resources to deliver comprehensive individualized care.
*Communicates with MD, family and interdisciplinary care providers to clarify care and increase awareness of significant changes in conditionin a timely manner.
*Maintains effective working relationshipswith patients/families, referral sources, physicians, community resources and insurance representatives.
*Provide patient and family with appropriate information and materials necessary to support the learning process, i.e. home exercise program sheets and instruction sheets. Document teaching and learner response to teachings.
Graduation from an approved school of physical therapy. At least one year of experience as a registered therapist (PT) in a rehabilitation or acute care setting. Ability to work independently, to be self-motivated and well organized.