Therapist / Physical Therapist Job in Sonora, California / Skilled Nursing Facility
Company: Brighton Rehabilitation
Posted on: September 24, 2022
The Physical Therapist for Brighton Rehabilitation ("Brighton")
is responsible for providing quality Physical Therapy services to
patients and contract facilities. This includes assessment,
treatment, planning, implementation, provision of education,
documentation, and patient/family communication for the purpose of
assisting the patients achieve optimal functional level and quality
of life in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation setting. The
Physical Therapist reports directly to the Director of
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Quality Patient Care
1. Provide Quality Patient Care
a. Timely response to requests for service.
b. Participate in screening individuals in compliance with Brighton
policy and procedure.
c. Ensure plan of treatment is initiated by attending physician,
and is developed in consultation with nursing.
d. Evaluate patients in order to obtain data necessary for
treatment planning and development of appropriate goals.
e. Maintain documentation according to Brighton's policy and
procedure for content and timeliness.
f. Respond pro-actively to the needs of the assigned
2. Direct Patient Care
a. Adhere to Physical Therapy Department policies and procedures
regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients referred to
facility. Evaluations only to be performed after obtaining an
appropriate order from the MD.
b. Establish short-term goals, long-term goals, and a treatment
plan for each patient in accordance with patient, family, and team
objectives. Plan of treatment to be approved by attending
c. Responsible for reviewing therapy goals, efficiency of
treatment, risks vs. benefits, and potential financial
responsibility with patient and family as necessary and
d. Administer individual or group therapy services as outlined in
the treatment plan and approved by attending physician.
e. Modify the treatment plan according to patient status and
following written approval of the attending physician.
f. As directed, supervise the administration of therapy services
provided by Certified Physical Therapy Assistants, and/or
g. Monitor the patient during all phases of treatment and supervise
the use of specialized equipment.
h. Recommend, provide, or adapt assistive or orthotic devices to
support the patient's functional independence.
i. Provide specific training in the use, care and/or application of
assistive or orthotic devices to patient, family or other
department staff or team members as appropriate.
j. Inform the family or other team members of the specific therapy
program to ensure maximal carryover of training in preparation for
k. Confer informally and formally at family and team conferences
with other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitative
program of the patient.
l. Establish individual patient schedules in conjunction with other
m. Record billable treatment times according to Brighton's
procedures and submit required statistics to corporate office.
n. Participate in FMP, and discharge planning.
3. Indirect Patient Care Activities
a. Complete MD letter on all patients and deliver to referring
physician within ten working days.
b. Ensure all Brighton's required documentation is completed,
including the appropriate signatures, on all patients in a timely
c. As directed, assists in the orientation and supervision of
Certified Physical Therapy Assistants and Rehab Aides.
d. Ensure continued professional development through participation
in facility in-services and outside continuing education programs;
shares knowledge and technical skills with other team members.
e. Attend and participate in professional staff meetings and
in-services; attends and participate in family and team
f. As directed, participate in department program development
g. Assists in maintaining adequate levels of equipment and in
maintaining the therapeutic area.
h. Demonstrate initiative in assisting other staff members.
i. Ensure documentation (700, 701, and weekly notes etc...) are
filed in the medical record in a timely manner.
j. Promote Brighton's mission, philosophy, goals, and directives in
a positive and appropriate manner.
k. Perform other duties as required.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have a clinical background
Must possess professional competency as a general practitioner of
Must be a graduate of a four-year Bachelor degree program
Must hold current state licensure or eligibility via temporary
license in Physical Therapy
Must have a current APTA certification in Physical Therapy
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Physical requirements for this position are classified as medium to
heavy under the Department of Labor classification. The employee
must be capable of exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally
(less than 1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force
frequently (1/2 of the time), and/or up to 10 pounds of force
constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to move objects, equipment,
and or persons served. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel,
bend or crouch, use hands to manipulate tools, equipment, or
controls; reach with hands and arms, balance, lift, and perform
medium to maximum transfer assists with persons served. The
employee is required to have visual and hearing acuity sufficient
enough to assess persons served safety and ability. The employee
works inside the persons served rooms or clinic and is regularly
exposed to bodily fluids.
The essential functions described here are representative of those
an employee encounters while performing the basic functions of a
Physical Therapist. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
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