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Physical Therapist

Human Services | Attleboro, MA | Full Time | Opened about 2 months ago

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Physical therapists lead the process in development, implementation, and coordination of the physical therapy program. Screening, evaluation, therapeutic intervention, transition and exit planning is provided for clients identified with or suspected of having disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform daily life activities or participate in necessary or desired occupations. Professional judgment and clinical knowledge are used to develop individualized programming based on physical performance deficits. The physical therapist regularly collaborates with other disciplines and services at departmental and system levels, and is expected to independently review outcomes and modify intervention programs as needed. Clinical reasoning and professional judgment are essential to ensuring the safety of clients and protecting liability of the company and the therapist. Errors may result in serious harm to clients. Direct supervision may be exercised over support personnel, such as physical therapy assistants and direct care staff.

Evaluates the client’s ability and formulates the client’s physical profile through a variety of functional, behavioral, and standardized assessments, skilled observation, checklists, histories, and interviews.

Completes the Service Needs Assessment in congruent with other team members (SLP, OT, case manager, program director, program coordinator, etc).

Contributes in the admittance process and completes all necessary paperwork for incoming clients within 90 days of admittance.

Synthesizes evaluation results into a comprehensive report which reflects strengths and barriers to participation in the habilitation environment; directs program development; and guides evidence-based intervention.

Develops physically based intervention plans (provider support strategies) based on client needs and evaluation results.

Trains physical therapist assistant (PT), direct care staff and other support personnel on specific goals/objectives, support strategies and data collection.

Collaborates with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of client physical performance strengths and needs, through evaluation, therapeutic program planning, and service delivery.

Participates in interdisciplinary meetings to review evaluation results, integrate findings with other disciplines, offer recommendations, develop intervention plans to achieve Day Habilitation Service Plan goals.

Maintains clinical records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and day habilitation policy.

Provides legal and ethical supervision of physical therapy assistant assuming responsibility for the individuals served by assistant.

Reviews physical therapy services for quality improvement and makes changes as needed to ensure quality of services.