Under the supervision of the Director,
Outpatient and Inpatient Supervisor, organizes and performs
medically prescribed PT programs and participates in educational
duties inherent to the position. Performs duties and
responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and
Accountabilities: % of Time Spent
1. Provides patient care including
the following: Performs testing and evaluation
procedures as indicated; plans a physical therapy program for each
patient based on evaluation findings and physician prescription;
instructs the patient in exercise routines, home programs, use of
adaptive equipment and self-care activities; instructs patients’
families in these areas as necessary; utilizes orthotics as
needed; makes use of modalities available in the department;
provides liaison from nursing division and medical staff in regards
to patient care and PT activities; promotes safe environment for
patients and staff in the hospital. 60%
2. Records and reports patient’s
initial, progress, and discharge notes in a timely
manner. Attends scheduled team conference and discharge
3. Directs, instructs, and
utilizes physical therapy assistants as appropriate for
partial or total treatments and supervises these programs
regularly. May assign non-skilled tasks to rehab
4. Assumes delegated supervisory
responsibility for various levels of the student affiliate training
5. Reports to Physical Therapy
Supervisor regarding program development, form revisions, and
Quality Assurance as assigned. 5%
6. Responsible for continuing
education in order to maintain current theoretical and
practical knowledge of physical therapy. Represents the
department when indicated at professional and related conferences
and meetings. 5%
7. Performs other duties as
Science, Master’s degree, or doctorate in Physical Therapy from an
accredited institution required and must be licensed or eligible
for licensure by Missouri State Board of Healing Arts.
Must be certified in CPR
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure
by Missouri State Board of Healing Arts. Must be certified in
The assessment, care, and treatment
provided by the physical therapist will be consistent with the
specific age related needs of the patient. The physical therapist
is competent to care for patient age groups including the child,
adolescent, adult, and geriatric adult patient.
Employee is required to sit, stand, and
walk continuously. Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20
lb.) and medium (21-50 lb.) continuously and heavy (50 lb. +) load
frequently with assistance or appropriate handling devices or lift
equipment with loads that exceed Safe Patient Handling
requirements. Employee may be required to lift over 100
lb. with assistance. Employee is required to bend, squat,
crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist to overhead continuously.
Employee is required to reach forward and reach overhead
frequently. For repetitive action, employee is required to
use both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling.
Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and
temperature changes. Pt is frequently exposed to blood-borne
Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%)
Other environmental requirements include
the verbal ability that is necessary to understand terminology and
its application to physical therapy; to communicate with patients,
staff and physicians; to conduct training and to prepare meaningful
reports. Numerical ability is required to compute patient
charges and to assist in collecting data for various reports.
Clerical perception is needed to keep accurate records of patient
treatments, reaction and progress; also needed in preparing
training courses. Spatial and form perception is needed to
visualize anatomical structure of the disabled part of the body and
relation of the therapeutic devices in remedial actions. Good body
mechanics are needed to minimize strain when transferring and
treating patients. The therapist must demonstrate an ability
to work with people tactfully, and exhibit qualities of decision
making, judgment and motivation. Visual acuity to perceive
reactions to treatment and to read instructions. Motor
coordination and manual and finger dexterity are necessary in
performing therapy and using therapeutic equipment.
The most significant of duties are included
but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not
mentioned or developmental duties.
Member of a comprehensive healthcare team,
including other healthcare providers, the patient, the patient’s
family and significant others.
Director, Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Therapy
Provides Direction to: Technicians, Volunteers, and Physical
Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian
heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s is dedicated to
improving the health of the communities we serve.
Using talents and resources responsibly, we
provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional
excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.
As an independent healthcare network, we
create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to
high quality, safe and personalized services.
We accept and treat all persons
as being created in the image of God.
We respond with caring to the
needs of others as if they were members of our family.
We honor each person’s rights
and responsibilities in light of the common good.
We set and strive to attain high
standards of performance and continuous improvement.
We use our talents and resources
wisely, with honesty and integrity.
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Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and
provides courteous and effective communication with internal and