Physical Therapist

Employer
Performance Physical Therapy LLC
Location
Lorton, VA
Posted
Mar 19, 2019
Closes
Mar 20, 2019
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Performance Physical Therapy, a Physical Therapist-owned outpatient practice, is looking for a full-time Physical Therapist to work in our unique setting. We are a manual based therapy clinic that prides itself on providing the best care for our patients with a personal touch. Our patients have mostly orthopedic and sports based injuries, but we treat a wide variety of other problems as well. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who has a passion for his/her work. New grads are welcome! We offer competitive compensation, bonus incentives, continuing education benefits, 401k, and health care benefits Come join our friendly, professional staff in a great working environment! The right candidate is a patient, compassionate professional who encourages and inspires their patients to work toward greater independence and recovery. Responsibilities Perform initial and ongoing physical therapy evaluations according to APTA standards of practice as well as state standards. Develop Plan of Treatment for each patient based on initial and ongoing evaluations including short and long term goals, collaboration demands of other staff members, and required patient and caregiver involvement. Implement Plan of Treatment on a consistent schedule and adjust this schedule and plan according to patient progress. Document patient progress according to approved medical documentation and facility documentation procedures. Evaluate mobility, strength and current level of patient function, while setting goals to improve in these areas that are scaled to patient abilities and realistically attainable. Report patient progress to patient, patient caregivers and loved ones, facility staff and healthcare professionals involved in ongoing treatment/care of patients. Develop a plan for patients following completion of their Plan of Treatment with appropriate in-home care services. Maintain professional and technical knowledge through attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications, etc. Assist other facility staff members as needed to provide care and create a clean, orderly and effective environment for rehabilitation and physical therapy. Qualifications Proven record of matching patient needs to treatment plans and proven record of implementing these plans safely and effectively. Strong experience administering a wide range of physical therapy techniques not limited to: manual therapy techniques; therapeutic exercise prescription; applying physical agents; initiating traction; and ultrasound machines. Experience assisting and directing treatments given by aides, technicians, and assistants. Knowledge of responsible use of facility equipment, best practices for equipment use and preventative maintenance procedures. Experience with recommending assistive equipment to patients and outpatient or home health follow-up programs. Experience with a wide range of patient age groups and injuries. A strong sense of empathy, a compassionate outlook on PT and the ability to motivate patients into pushing their limits in a responsible, safe way. We are looking for someone with the following qualifications: BS or Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from a physical therapy program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association Current Physical Therapy license for state of operation. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (with AED).

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