Physical Therapist (Full Time)

  • Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
  • Lake Charles, LA
  • Sep 19, 2023

Job Description

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: Under the direct supervision of the Outpatient Rehab Manager, the Physical Therapist evaluates and treats all patients referred for physical therapy in the Outpatient setting; prepares reports and communicates patient progress to MDs and other clinical staff; contributes to the development of the department. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Provide direct patient care. Designs and implements a plan of care for the patient based on assessment. Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care. Document evaluations , treatment goals, and plans. Provides direction and leadership to staff and acts as a resource to promote physical therapy within the community. Communicates effectively with other professional and support staff in order to achieve positive patient outcome. The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE BS, MS or doctorate degree in physical therapy from an accredited institution. Current license to practice physical therapy in the state of Louisiana. Must maintain required hours of in-service per year to meet requirements for CEU's as stipulated by the Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy. CPR certification as outlined in the hospitals policies and procedures. Ability to remain calm in a emergency or crisis situations. The necessary knowledge and skills to care for the physical and developmental needs of the population age groups that will be receiving services. Physical Demands/Work Environment Work is medium, preferably up to 50 pounds of lifting or carrying without help or over 50 pounds with help.  Included is handling patients of all weights, with help as needed, to perform transfers, bed mobility, getting into equipment, and getting into and out of clothing. Positions required include standing and walking on a frequent basis; sitting, kneeling, and stair climbing on an occasional basis; stooping and bending on a frequent basis to assist patients; overhead reach on occasional basis; pushing/pulling on a frequent basis including wheelchairs, and pulling or tugging on patients. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.