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Therapist physical ir therapy

Cleveland Clinic
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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Plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of a body part.

The Physical Therapist oversees the assistants, aides, and therapy students.

This position interacts with the therapy staff, physicians, patients and families, hospital personnel and the community.

Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital.

Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times, keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.

Receives and interprets referrals for treatment and performs an initial evaluation on each patient for which they receive a doctor’s order.

Plans an appropriate course of therapy and administers the necessary treatments.

Observes and evaluates treatment; alters treatment if needed.

Maintains pertinent records and communicates with referring physicians and other staff members as necessary.

Strives for self-development.  Provides education and instruction for caregivers, hospital personnel, and the community as necessary.

Directs, supervises, and instructs assistants, aides, and therapy students.

Demonstrates knowledge and support of department and hospital policies and procedures.

Records pertinent history date on each new patient, including prior level of function.

Performs initial evaluations with appropriate level of thoroughness.

Plans a treatment program which is appropriate to the evaluation, physiologically sound and is directly geared to the established goals.

Establishes measurable goals which include:  timeframes, input from the patient, consistent with the physician’s referral and the patient’s condition, and are challenging but reasonable.

Crossed-trained in both acute care and outpatient therapy or willing to be trained in both settings.

Administers appropriate modalities such as:  ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot packs, cold packs, traction, massage, therapeutic exercise, gait training, and iontophoresis pending on the clinical setting.

Instructs patients, families, and others in appropriate home programs.

Uses hospital criteria to report suspected abuse or neglect.

Applies knowledge related to growth and developmental status when interacting with adolescent and geriatric patients.

Adjusts the treatment program and goals appropriately for the age level of adolescent and geriatric patients (exercises, assistive devices, etc.).

Makes re-adjustments in the treatment program with physician’s concurrence when assesses the patients and evaluates the response to treatment.

Documents findings, observations, treatments, and patient’s response to treatment in the medical records as needed or required.

Provides written re-assessment of each patient’s progress, results of treatment, and estimates of further rehabilitation potential as needed or required.

Writes discharge summaries that includes recommendations for further care as needed pending clinical setting.

Discusses treatment and progress with the department manager and physician when appropriate.

Communicates with other hospital personnel regarding patient care and discharge planning.

Assists with the training and instruction of aides, assistants, and students.

Provides in-service instructions to staff members of the rehabilitation services department, other hospital personnel, and the community.

Attends in-services and is compliant with essential education.

Delegates appropriate tasks and follows-up in order to maintain control.

Is aware of hospital and departmental policies and procedures and adheres to them.

Assist with the department’s quality assurance program.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Visual acuity to closely observe patient responses; including facial expressions, and read written information.

Auditory acuity to hear voice communication, bells and timers.

Manual dexterity to manipulate therapy equipment and supplies.

Must be able to transfer and generally move patients.

State of Florida Physical Therapy Licensure.

Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy from an approved college or University.

Current BLS Certification required from American Heart Association or American Red Cross.


The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


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Posted: 2019-12-18 Expires: 2020-11-20

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Physical Therapist
18th2018 - Physical Therapist
Overall Rating: 18/220
Median Salary: $84,020

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