Physical Therapist - Pediatrics

CentraState Healthcare System Freehold, NJ
Overview

Provides physical therapy to inpatients and outpatients to assist them in regaining physical or mental function and/or to adjust to handicaps.

Responsibilities

* Effectively evaluates the patient's performance in areas of daily living, recreation, education and social activities.

* Develops appropriate therapeutic plan based on patient assessment and physician's orders.

* Observes patient/resident progress and updates plan as indicated.

* Provides therapy treatments.

* Coordinates care plan with other healthcare providers.

* Provides education to the patient/family regarding the disease processes and planned treatment/intervention. Provides instruction in the areas of health promotion, activity and medication as appropriate.

* Evaluates the patient's progress, goal attainment and need for further services following discharge.

* Documents results of diagnostic evaluations, care plan and Resident progress in medical record.

Qualifications

Education:

* Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred.

Work Experience:

* Previous experience in an acute care hospital setting preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

* License in Physical Therapy/New Jersey

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong customer service skills.

Physical Demands

Working Conditions:

Normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.

Exposure:

Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

Physical Demands:

Sitting - Rarely

Standing/Walking -

Kneeling/Stooping - Occasionally

Bending/Climbing - Occasionally

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist -

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds -

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Rarely

Typing/Filing - Rarely

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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