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Physical Therapist - Rehab

Rate TBD
Location Austin, TX United States (On-site)
Type of project Health Occupational / Physical Therapy
Duration part time ongoing
Education required College/University
Years of experience Less than 2 years
Deadline urgent
Area of Specialization Medical and Health Professions
Physical Therapist - Rehab
Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: Part-time
Reports to: Director of Therapeutic Services
In keeping with our mission, we provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or specials needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
We offer a positive work environment, and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
1. Participates in the quality improvement program (including, but not limited to, Health and Safety, Credential and Certification Currency, Continuing Education, and Training and Special Studies)
2. Knowledge and adherence to administrative, human resource and business standards and procedures of the agency;
3. Maintaining competency through continuing education;
4. Perform clinical duties including evaluating and treating clients safely and effectively.
a. Basic-Advanced knowledge of normal development.
b. Basic-Advanced knowledge and understanding of evaluating areas as stated in Easter Seals-Central Texas Physical Therapy Evaluation form.
c. Basic-Advanced knowledge of standardized evaluations used in pediatric population (Peabody, Bruinincks, etc) as well as general adult evaluations.
d. Interpretation of results of assessment.
e. Thorough knowledge of principles, methods, materials and equipment used in physical therapy.
f. Thorough knowledge of the possible hazards to clients during treatment and necessary precautionary and remedial measures.
g. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and families to maximize therapeutic gains.
5. Set functional and measurable goals based on evaluation, observation, family/client goals and physician orders.
6. Work with team to develop a plan of care consistent with client and family’s needs and goals as well as with therapeutic needs.
7. Attend staff meetings (when directed).
8. Maintain case records, complete reports, and daily notes in a timely manner as specified in the procedural guidelines.
a. Evaluations completed within 48 hours.
b. Daily documentation completed in timely manner.
c. Daily documentation completed in SOAP note format.
d. Document family education and home programming as it occurs.
e. Re-evaluations completed every 6 months.
f. Update plan of care every month
g. Update WEE-FIM or LifeWare data upon initial evaluation and every 6 months thereafter.
9. Prepare client certifications (Medicaid TP-1) and re-certifications (Medicaid TP-2).
10. Complete superbills and turn in to receptionist following each treatment session.
11. Make referrals and create linkages for transition services and follow up and to enhance current therapeutic program.
12. Basic knowledge of third-party reimbursement qualifications or procedures required by contracting agencies.
13. Assure availability of supplies and equipment.
14. Maintain a safe environment for rehabilitation clients and staff.
15. Provide therapy services within qualitative and quantitative standards of the agency.
16. Present in-service training on topics within his/her own discipline or area of expertise.
17. Provide resource information to staff members and families.
18. Assist and facilitate the work of team members, other departments, and agency managers in attaining the goals and objectives of the organization.
19. Supervision of PTA.
20. Adhere to and comply with safety policies and procedures.
As assigned:
1. Outreach screenings
2. Student intern supervision and training
Knowledge and skills related to achieving successful outcomes for children and families challenged by developmental risk and/or disabilities.
Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other employees, clients and their families, and other customers of the Center.
Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with customers, suppliers, co-workers and supervisors.
Ability to work independently and use good judgment.
Ability to maintain consistency with administrative and departmental policies through appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism and reliability.
Knowledge and use of proper handling techniques.
Computer knowledge.
Knowledge about agency services, programs, policies and standards.
Ability to adhere to safety, health and regulatory requirements as described in the Center’s policies and procedures.
Ability to organize, allocate time, and manage caseload requirements.
Ability to respect the value, potential and dignity of service participants and their families.
Bachelor´s or Master´s degree in Physical Therapy from an APTA certified school, current Texas
License in physical therapy, prefer background in pediatrics.
Submit resumes with salary requirements to [email protected]
Or fax to (512) 615-7121

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