Email: [email protected]
Address: 1200 East Pecan, Altus, OK 73521
Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and physical agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The staff therapist coordinates, delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (RCNA, L/PTA, Aide, etc.). The staff therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Provides input in formulating budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensures that patient changes are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. Will practice under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Requirements: Graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy or graduate of accredited college or university with a certificate in Physical Therapy required. Must be eligible to test for Boards. Will practice under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist, with temporary letter. CPR to be obtained during orientation period. Previous work history that demonstrates steady attendance and punctuality is required. Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred. Strong written and verbal skills. Basic computer knowledge. Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of physical therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of it. Basic knowledge of other rehabilitation disciplines.