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The Department of Physical Therapy is currently seeking a Physical Therapist 2. The incumbent in this position will perform evaluation on new patients, establish goals and develop appropriate treatment plans with the patient in accordance with UMH patient care policies and based on standards of practice established by the APTA. Provide physical therapy treatment in accordance with the established treatment plan effectively and efficiently. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply therapeutic principles and practices. Skillfully and safely progress patients through the levels of treatment within the maximum capabilities of the patient. Document all evaluations, treatments and other pertinent patient interactions in accordance with UMH policy. Provide relevant education to the patient and/or family regarding the patient's condition and instruction for home activities. Develop and maintain effective communication with the patient, family and other members of the rehabilitation team. Communicate with physicians and their staff by phone or in writing. Obtain necessary additional information and suggest revisions in treatment as appropriate. Use treatment tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner. Maintain a satisfactory level of productivity according to clinical standards and demonstrate willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of crisis and real clinic need. Participate in quality and safety improvement activities as directed by the Department Director. Orient, instruct and direct work activities for assistants and support personnel. Supervise and instruct physical therapy students according to professional guidelines. May volunteer in rotations for pro-bono clinic, overseeing and guiding DPT students. Actively pursue professional growth through affiliation with professional physical therapy associates, workshop attendance and conferences. Understand and follow all UMH policies and procedures. Perform other duties as directed by the Department Director.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE