This position is accountable for providing quality Physical Therapy services under the supervision of the Therapy Supervisor, Manager and, ultimately, the Director of Rehabilitation Therapies. This individual provides comprehensive physical therapy services to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in acute inpatient, post-acute Rehabilitation, Home Care, Skilled Nursing, and/or Hospice settings; including their families/caregivers. Services include, but are not limited to, comprehensive evaluation and treatment of gait and transfer limitations, orthotic/prosthetic training and comprehensive wound care.
Nature and Scope:
The incumbent must provide optimal patient care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in acute inpatient, post-acute Rehabilitation, Home Care, Skilled Nursing, and/or Hospice settings. This position conducts evaluations, develops appropriate plan of care, and provides rehabilitation services through time of discharge from the facility.
At times, this position may be asked to participate in program development and outcome measurements in the clinical setting. Therapist is expected to provide services interchangeably among “like facilities.” For example, acute care staff may float between inpatient hospital settings, while post-acute staff may provide services within various post-acute facility settings based upon census and business needs.
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Recent graduates who have applied for the registration examination may be considered for provisional appointment.
Applicants with physical disabilities experience, specialty certification or experience in one or more specialty areas are preferred.
Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Physical Therapy license.
BLS/CPR certification per AHA standards required. APTA Geriatric Certified Specialty certification preferred for 740300, 200351, AND 200353 therapists.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computer skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.