Job Summary Responsible for the administration, documentation, and billing of physical therapy treatments under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist.
Provide personalized physical therapy treatments under the supervision of a physical therapist, using a variety of techniques, frame of references, and modalities. Modifies an intervention in accordance with changes in patient/client status within the scope of the established plan of care.
Communicate essential information regarding patients to the supervising physical therapist, including proposed changes to the treatment plan, daily patient progress, the need for reassessment, the need to discontinue services, and in response to a change in a patient's medical status.
Communication: Provide verbal and written patient education to patient, family, and caregiver. Communicate verbally and in writing, in a concise and professional manner with physicians, co-workers, caregivers, patients, family members, and other healthcare providers. Addresses concerns to achieve optimal treatment outcomes as demonstrated through feedback and documentation. Provides timely, proactive feedback to case managers and other key personnel regarding discharge and equipment needs as appropriate. Participates in Interdisciplinary rounds as indicated. Utilizes effective communication and interpersonal skills to enhance and encourage collaborative staff relationships.
Maintains accurate and current documentation in the patient's medical record as required by the profession and the department, including daily treatment notes, individualized treatment plans, discharge summaries, and daily patient charges.
Under the direction of the supervising therapist, works with PTA students according to State regulatory requirements and departmental guidelines. Acts as a resource for therapy-related issues to therapy assistive personnel and staff from other departments. Assists in the identification of department needs and contributes to the recruitment and retention of talented staff through positive role-modeling and fostering peer relationships. Participates in departmental and interdepartmental staff meetings, in-services, peer review, and process improvement. Maintains a current knowledge of Physical Therapy techniques, through continuing education courses, professional journals, etc., as well as JCAHO, CARF, DNV and Medicare requirements
Maintains accurate patient treatment records and completes billing and billing sheets according to department billing procedures and within established timeframes. Assumes responsibility for role in achieving/maintaining financial stewardship by utilizing all resources effectively and efficiently.
Internal Number: 2019-16315
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