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Physical Therapist

Company: Mott Children's Health Center
Location: Flint
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Physical Therapist will direct, supervise, evaluate and provide physical therapy services to patients as prescribed by the attending physician or nurse practitioner - partnering with new and existing patients to create a plan of treatment consisting of the appropriate exercises, procedures and techniques required to promote effective, safe recovers. The Physical Therapist will fully examine individuals to diagnose specifics about their conditions and is committed to helping patients obtain independence and mobility. - -ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Restore patient's function, alleviates pain, and prevent disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed physical therapy.
Provide quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results.
Advise and consult with patients, family members, physicians and other medical professionals o the care and treatment of patients. -
Determine physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
Help patient accomplish treatment plan by administering manual exercises, giving massages, and using equipment as necessary.
Evaluate and record patient's progress, modifying treatment plans, and trying new treatments if required.
Evaluate the use and fit of prosthetic and orthotic devices by observing, noting, and observing patient's progress; and recommending adjustments and modifications.
Document patient care services by charting in-patient and department records.
Instruct patients in proper in-home exercises and therapies.
Educate patients and their families about the recovery process and the challenges they will face. -
Create and update treatment plans.
Test and measure patient's strength and flexibility.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise physical therapist assistants.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from an accredited physical therapy program required.
Must have current Michigan Physical Therapist license.
CPR certification required.
Three years of experience in a pediatrics or clinical experience in a pediatric setting preferred.
Proficiency with computers, especially patient and healthcare databases
Excellent coaching, verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills for interaction with children, family and team members.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed primarily in an office/clinic environment with no unusual discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise or exposure to hazardous materials.
Regularly experiences (more than 80% of time) mental/visual fatigue.
Risk Category A - Job functions involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues. -
Note: - Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation to satisfy the requirements of the position may request a copy of the MCHC Reasonable Accommodation policy. - Request for reasonable accommodation will be reviewed and evaluated on a case by case basis, with the understanding that the individual will be required to perform the essential functions of the position. - - - - - - - - -The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified nor are they intended to express or imply any contract of employment or any part thereof.

Keywords: Mott Children's Health Center, Flint , Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Flint, Michigan

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