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Physical Therapist

Job Description

Position Overview


This position is a professional licensed Physical Therapy position which provides leadership to the PTA’s and Techs of the Physical Therapy Department, including Inpatient and Outpatient services, supervision of assigned staff and direct physical therapy care to eligible patients. 


Physical Therapist PRN position is needed to cover weekends and weekday needs.



Essential Job Functions



•        Administers physical therapy program including training and supervising hourly staff.



•        Develops therapy programs in accordance with the instructions of a physician through the use of heat, massage, hydrotherapy, exercise, rest and electricity; administers short wave diathermy, tens, electrical stimulation, whirlpool, and traction give such exercises as:  passive, motion, active, assisting, resistive, breathing, postural, and gait training.



•        Supervises and administers treatment to convalescing patients including muscle testing, grading the strength and weakness of different muscles, massage and muscle reeducation, guided exercise for weakened muscles, and underwater treatment.



•        Observes condition of patients during treatment and may modify the prescribed treatment if it seems to be injurious to the health of the patient; consults with the physician to outline long range programs for a patient and reports progress or results.



•        Supervises clinical assistants & technicians; demonstrates proper positioning methods and other techniques; teaches exercises to patient or patient’s family for home treatment.



•        Supervises patients for treatment; prepares periodic patient progress reports; prepares detailed monthly reports.



•        Orders or delegates ordering of supplies and equipment from appropriate vendors with monitoring of physical inventory for adjustments.



•        Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Graduate from a School of Physical Therapy accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Five years of practical physical therapy experience with a preference in orthopedics, sports medicine and musculoskeletal disciplines.

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and equipment of physical therapy.

  • Considerable knowledge of possible hazards to patients during treatment and of necessary precautionary measures.

  • Ability to interpret correctly patients’ reactions to all types of physical therapy treatment.

  • Ability to maintain adequate work reports and to prepare periodic reports of treatments, proposals for expansion of treatment, and other as indicated by department director.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physical therapy students, subordinates, professional employees, and patients.


Job Snapshot

Location US-LA-Shreveport
Employment Type Per Diem
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

SPECIALISTS HOSPITAL SHREVEPORT

Specialists Hospital of Shreveport is a licensed and physician owned hospital located at 1500 Line Avenue, Suite 206 in Shreveport, Louisiana 71101. Our hospital is proud to provide advanced technology in the fields of orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, pain management and physical therapy for inpatients as well as outpatients. Learn More

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SPECIALISTS HOSPITAL SHREVEPORT
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US-LA-Shreveport
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N/A
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Job Description

Position Overview


This position is a professional licensed Physical Therapy position which provides leadership to the PTA’s and Techs of the Physical Therapy Department, including Inpatient and Outpatient services, supervision of assigned staff and direct physical therapy care to eligible patients. 


Physical Therapist PRN position is needed to cover weekends and weekday needs.



Essential Job Functions



•        Administers physical therapy program including training and supervising hourly staff.



•        Develops therapy programs in accordance with the instructions of a physician through the use of heat, massage, hydrotherapy, exercise, rest and electricity; administers short wave diathermy, tens, electrical stimulation, whirlpool, and traction give such exercises as:  passive, motion, active, assisting, resistive, breathing, postural, and gait training.



•        Supervises and administers treatment to convalescing patients including muscle testing, grading the strength and weakness of different muscles, massage and muscle reeducation, guided exercise for weakened muscles, and underwater treatment.



•        Observes condition of patients during treatment and may modify the prescribed treatment if it seems to be injurious to the health of the patient; consults with the physician to outline long range programs for a patient and reports progress or results.



•        Supervises clinical assistants & technicians; demonstrates proper positioning methods and other techniques; teaches exercises to patient or patient’s family for home treatment.



•        Supervises patients for treatment; prepares periodic patient progress reports; prepares detailed monthly reports.



•        Orders or delegates ordering of supplies and equipment from appropriate vendors with monitoring of physical inventory for adjustments.



•        Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Graduate from a School of Physical Therapy accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Five years of practical physical therapy experience with a preference in orthopedics, sports medicine and musculoskeletal disciplines.

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and equipment of physical therapy.

  • Considerable knowledge of possible hazards to patients during treatment and of necessary precautionary measures.

  • Ability to interpret correctly patients’ reactions to all types of physical therapy treatment.

  • Ability to maintain adequate work reports and to prepare periodic reports of treatments, proposals for expansion of treatment, and other as indicated by department director.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physical therapy students, subordinates, professional employees, and patients.


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