The physical therapist completes patient assessments, establishes patient care plans, administers patient treatment and directs delivery of treatment utilizing professional physical therapy assistants in accordance with licensure and regulatory scope and
standards, and established hospital policies, procedures and protocols. Adheres to the professional standards of CPH, the American Association of Physical Therapist and NYS Office of Professions.
1. Administers patient treatment plan involving application of physical therapy techniques and modalities as indicated. Monitors response and progress to update and modify treatment plan as necessary to meet patient goals. Instructs patients and family members / caregivers in physical therapy procedures and self-care techniques. Directs care that is provided by the physical therapy assistant by providing oversight. Performs discharge planning and documentation to provide discharge instructions and maintain post-discharge continuity of care.
2. Completes physical therapy evaluations to establish treatment plans and home programs to restore function, relieve pain & prevent disability. Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Provides additional documentation that is not performed during evaluation and treatment sessions.
3. Consults with physicians and other health care professionals regarding treatments, progress, patient needs, and outcomes.