The Physical Therapist is responsible for the planning, provision and coordination of physical therapy to patients in a home setting in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Agency policies.
Carries out the Agency’s mission, philosophy, goals and objectives within guidelines of Agency policy and position function.
Interprets and implements the Agency’s philosophy to staff and members of the community.
Performs initial and ongoing physical therapy evaluation according to APTA standards of practice and New York State Law and Rehabilitation Department guidelines.
Provides physical therapy services for the patient, as ordered by the physician.
Develops a plan of care for the patient, in collaboration with the nurse, identifying short and long term goals and patient and caregiver involvement.
Intervenes in the restorative health care plan upon a request for evaluation and treatment of a physical disability and submits written initial evaluation for inclusion in patient’s record.
Performs clinical tests to discover functional limitations and the potential for restoration and develops a plan of care with restorative and maintenance goals to meet identified needs.