Job: Lead Physical Therapist - Carolinas Rehabilitation Anson
Lead Physical Therapist - Carolinas Rehabilitation Anson
Carolinas HealthCare System
Wadesboro, North Carolina 28170
Job Description and Requirements
Evaluates, plans, directs, and administers programs of Physical Therapy. Plans and conducts Physical Therapy programs to restore function, prevent disability, and help patients enhance physical and functional abilities. Functions as a member of the leadership team, supporting and executing administrative decisions.
Evaluates patients, selects and administers assessment techniques, synthesizes information to establish appropriate patient care plan to include necessary modalities, procedures, exercise programs, therapeutic groups and patient education as warranted by a holistic view of the patient's diagnosis, condition, age, and discharge needs.
Gathers and interprets appropriate data from the medical record, physician reports, patient, and/or family as evidenced by documentation.
Documents evaluations, tests, progress notes, daily treatment notes, attendance records, patient/family education, outcomes, discharge notes, and charges as needed.
Communicates patient's evaluation and subsequent progress to physician, referral sources, and other clinical staff, coordinates patient's schedule and treatment programs, and discharge planning.
Communicates patient information and thoroughly documents therapist's actions and plan of care.
Provides coverage at other CHS departments following orientation and competency completion for level of care assigned.
Provides clinical leadership and mentoring to ensure staff competency and development.
Performs departmental leadership tasks as assigned by department leaders such as performance appraisals, staffing and patient scheduling.
Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and adequate language/cognitive skills to perform job duties. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Must be able to transfer patients and use appropriate lift and transfer techniques. Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, gowns, and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids. Work is in a fast-paced clinical environment. The work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy required. NC license in PT required. 1 year of experience as a physical therapist in a clinical care setting or home health preferred. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.
Carolinas HealthCare System
[posted Jun 7, 2018]
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