Occupational Therapist-AKMH MTS Occupational Therapy Services-PRN
Company: Lafayette General Health
Posted on: June 10, 2021
The Physical Therapist conducts physical therapy evaluations and
conducts prescribed physical therapy programs to assist patient
participation in tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance physical
performance and facilitate learning of skills essential for
adaptation of an altered lifestyle. The Physical Therapist (PT) is
responsible for working with other health professionals in
achieving goals related to meeting the individual's maximum
functional abilities following a life altering illness or
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of a licensed physician, the therapist
develops and implements patient treatment consistent with the
objectives of the interdisciplinary treatment plan by performing
comprehensive assessments, establishing realistic and measurable
short and long term goals, and initiating appropriate actions based
upon evaluation findings.
The therapist implements appropriate treatment techniques to
maximize patient function, promote healing and adjustment of
disability. Treatment techniques include but are not limited to
exercises, heat, water, light, electricity, massage joint
mobilization, gait and functional training, wound dressing, sharp
debridement, use of orthopedic and prosthetic devices.
Adapts conventional therapy techniques to meet the needs of
patient. Adaptations are based on the patients' and families'
physical and cognitive capabilities, intelligence level, interests,
and discharge plans.
Provides patient care in a safe and therapeutic environment by
maintaining the privacy of the patients and families.
Provides education to the patients and family members from
admission to discharge by providing individualized instructions to
In a timely manner, documents patients' evaluation progress,
interim assessments, and discharge summaries with updated goals.
Updates, modifies, and prioritizes goals based on evaluations and
re-evaluation of findings.
Independently plans and arranges for patient discharges through
communication with the interdisciplinary team; discharges patients
with appropriated home programs, durable medical equipment, and
referrals to other health care professionals.
Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of
practice within the profession.
Recognizes limitations and makes appropriate referrals to other
therapists or health care professions.
Performs administrative duties such as scheduling of patients,
charges, and patient documentation in an accurate and timely
Participates in staff and intern orientation/training.
- Engages in continuous quality improvement activities to
evaluate compliance to standards, policies and procedures, and
identifies strategies to improve patient care.
Graduate from an accredited physical therapy program.
Licensed as a physical therapist in the State of Louisiana.
- CPR Certification required within 30 days of hire
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor
constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a
maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
- May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving
patients as well as
walking about from patients' rooms, as well as to and from
various hospital areas
Keywords: Lafayette General Health, Lafayette , Occupational Therapist-AKMH MTS Occupational Therapy Services-PRN, Other , Kaplan, Louisiana
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