The Physical Therapist will carry out an individualized program of physical therapy including assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, education, and communication to maximize a patient's progress toward achieving functional goals. The Physical Therapist will also maintain a positive working relationship with other health professionals and ancillary staff.
Supervises and oversees the restorative nursing program.
Provides direct patient care, evaluates functional needs and outcomes, and consults with other specialists. Reviews patients functional needs and adjusts care plans to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
Designs and implements a plan of care for patients based on a thorough assessment of potential development and incorporates participation by significant others whenever it seems appropriate.
Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care.
Directs the assistance of support staff to achieve patients functional goals.
Communicates effectively with other professional and support staff to achieve positive patient outcomes.
Practices policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
Documents evaluations, treatment goals, and plans. Regularly updates documentation and maintains prescriptions and signatures.
Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, in-service meetings, and workshops. Keeps up to date on professional literature.
Ability to remain calm in emergency or crisis situations.
Provides direction and leadership to staff and acts as a resource to promote physical therapy in the community.
Education and Experience:
Graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) approved physical therapy program.
At least one year of experience as a physical therapy aide.
Current license from the state Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Duties require extensive standing and walking.
Requires lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring patients.
It is a 91 bed SNF located in the heart of town. It caters to the residents of Ferriday and all surrounding areas. This building provides great therapy interventions for long term care and for those transitioning between hospital to home. It provides a range of care for a variety of patients. This SNF will provide a great work experience for all disciplines without feeling "overwhelmed".
If interested in this position please email Marti Brende at (url removed)