Regular Part Time:M/W/F 8a-4:30p; Every third Saturday, two Sundays/year
Hospital Rehab & Wellness
Under general direction, develops and implements physical therapy treatment programs in the treatment of neonatal through geriatric patients. Plans treatment programs designed to relieve pain, improve function, and return to maximum level of performance based on individual patient needs identified by thorough evaluation. Provides instruction to patient, families and caregivers. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary treatment team.
.Performs thorough biomechanical evaluations. Integrates and interprets evaluation findings and history. This evaluation may be administered independently or under referral from a physician or dentist
.Develops and administers individual treatment plans for physical rehabilitation.
.Makes recommendations and assists in and/or performs fitting of adaptive equipment and orthopedic appliances.
.Cleans, maintains, prepares, adjusts and operates physical therapy and rehabilitation equipment.
.Designs home treatment programs, counsels and educates patient, family, and/or caregiver on care and home treatment programs. May contact physical therapists at other facilities to report patient's status and progress at the time of discharge.
.Collaborates with Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Social services
and other health care personnel in coordinating overall patient care program and schedules.
.Supervises activities and directs physical therapy assistants, technicians, and aides in patient care programs.
.Develops thorough documentation of initial patient evaluations, daily interim reports, discharge summaries, staffings reports, home exercise programs and reports to physicians.
Other Related Functions:
.May develop exercise prescriptions and monitor patient performance during Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise programs.
.Conducts educational and/or inservice training programs for patients, department staff, physicians, related health care team members and community
.Supervises physical therapy students, volunteers
and other student personnel.
.Makes recommendations for new equipment, assists in new program development, coordination and implementation.
.Performs related work as required.
.Graduation from an accredited college or university with either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Therapy, Master's degree in Physical Therapy or Post-graduate certificate in Physical Therapy.
.Knowledge of physical therapy theory, neuroanatomy, kinesiology, physics, physiology, neurophysiology, exercise physiology, human development, statistics, learning and human behavior. Knowledge of physical therapy equipment, counseling techniques, and medical record and report preparation and maintenance.
.Ability to perform professional physical therapy techniques, treatments; to calibrate and operate physical therapy and orthopedic equipment. Ability to counsel patient and family, conduct nerve and muscle tests, create appliances and splints, collaborate with health care and social service personnel, recognize and record patient progress, prepare and maintain medical records and reports, orient and instruct patient and health care personnel.
.Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for neonatal through geriatric patients.
.Skill in providing professional physical therapy services and treatments including the use of good communication techniques, teaching precepts and complex problem-solving.
Possession of license or eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist issued by the State of iowa
Department of Health and the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners.