Physical Therapist I

Lakeland HealthCare Saint Joseph, MI

Job Details

Responsibilities:

* Responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, administering, documenting and evaluating direct physical therapy patient care in accordance with accepted physical therapy practice and the physician's overall treatment plan.

* Establishes and directs treatment plans carried out by PTA's and ATC's.

* Performs a thorough and complete evaluation of patients properly referred according to Michigan law in order to determine the patient's rehab potential and establish an individually based treatment plan.

* Administers physical therapy treatments to patients according to professional standards and department standard operating procedure in order to maximize the patient's potential functioning level and to achieve treatment goals.

* Maintains and completes accurate documentation, department records and reports for all assigned patients in order to provide a clear record and to communicate patient's treatment plan and progress to the referring physician.

Requirements:

* Graduate of an accredited school of Physical Therapy (APTA) required.

* Must have current PT license in the State of Michigan

* Current CPR certification.

* Must possess interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with sick and/or irritable patients of all ages in order to gain their cooperation and allay apprehensions.

* Must be able to provide effective instruction to patients and family members.

Note: This position will work within the rehab division of Lakeland Health