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Physical Therapist

Company: All Florida Orthopaedic Associates
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Employer InformationAll Florida Orthopaedics is St. Petersburg is most advanced practice specializing in the treatment of muscle and bone pain and injuries. Our physicians make a special effort to explain as much as possible regarding your condition, medications and treatment options. Conservative treatment approaches are always considered as the primary option. Certified, comprehensive physical and occupational therapy are available on-site. Many outpatient surgical procedures are routinely performed on-site in full-scale operating rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and complete anesthetic capabilities.
Purpose:Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength and function and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.
Tasks

  • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a plan of care for a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Administer manual therapy, exercises, massage, or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or improve function and ADL
  • Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners, or appropriate others to plan, implement, or assess the intervention program.
  • Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.
  • Verbiage and charges for said treatment must correlate
  • Obtain patients' informed consent to proposed interventions.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
  • Test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, or respiratory or circulatory efficiency and record data.
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress, and plans for reevaluation.
  • Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits, and any reasonable alternatives.
  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.
  • Administer treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, laser, electrical modalities or ultrasound machines.
  • Provide educational information about physical therapy or physical therapists, injury prevention, ergonomics, or ways to promote health.
  • Refer patients to community resources or services.
  • Inform patients and refer to appropriate practitioners when diagnosis reveals findings outside physical therapy.Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • 3 years of Patient Orthopaedic experience Skills:Basic Skills
      • Active Learning
      • Active Listening
      • Critical Thinking
      • Learning Strategies
      • Monitoring
      • Reading Comprehension
      • Speaking
      • Writing
        Complex Problem-Solving Skills
        • Identifying problems, reviewing information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

          Work Context
          • Spend Time Standing
          • Spend Time Using Your Hands to facilitate treatment of patients
          • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People
          • Responsible for Patient's Outcomes, Results ,Health and Safety
          • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled
          • Physical Proximity

Keywords: All Florida Orthopaedic Associates, St. Petersburg , Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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