The Physical Therapist plans and implements individualized treatment programs for patients according to the principles and practices of physical therapy. Communicates with medical staff, referral sources, third party payers and the interdisciplinary treatment team as needed.

This position reports directly to the Therapy Manager.

  1. Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program initiatives, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  2. Evaluates and develops PT plans of care to identify needs, formulate goals and interventions to achieve stated goals. This should include frequency and duration.
  3. Conducts specialized tests and uses functional outcomes measures tools to objectively measure strength, ROM and function.
  4. Directly guides patient in exercise programs and functional training.
  5. Provides instructions for HEP and therapeutic activities to be continued by the patient.
  6. Adapts conventional physical therapy techniques as required to meet the needs of patients including family or caregiver training.
  7. Conducts or participates in training appropriate staff in physical therapy techniques and objectives.
  8. Evaluates, documents and reports on patient’s progress as required.
  9. Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings as required.
  10. Attends other meetings as required.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
  12. Other duties as assigned.
  1. Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate Degree in a science-based field.
  2. Graduate from an accredited PT program
  3. Must be licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and in good standing in the State of Louisiana.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of Bayou Bend Health System to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other regard as required by law.
This policy relates to recruitment, employment, placement, layoffs and recall, promotion/demotion, discipline, transfer, termination, rates of pay and/or all other forms of compensation, training and development, use of facilities, and participation in hospital sponsored activities.
Drug Testing
Bayou Bend Health System is an alcohol and drug free workplace. As a condition of employment all candidates must undergo and pass a post-offer drug screen. Failure to participate in the mandatory drug screen will void all offers of employment.

Department: 048 - PHYSICAL THERAPY
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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