*Completion of Introductory Pelvic floor coursework and previous pelvic floor experience including student clinical rotations is highly recommended.
Assesses patients, develops and initiates treatment plans based on the results of the evaluation. The evaluation may include measurements of neuromuscular and skeletal functions. Provides direct patient care. Documents findings, progress and instruction to patients and caregivers. May assist Level II & III physical therapists and leadership with program development.
May provide training and guidance to students, interns and other staff. Responsible for patient care performed by assistants and rehabilitation technicians.
A physical therapist practicing direct access:
- Bachelors or graduate degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited university-based Physical Therapy program
- Current license to practice Physical Therapy by Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners or eligibility.
- Current certification in Basic Life Support. Completion of Introductory Pelvic floor coursework and previous pelvic floor experience including student clinical rotations is highly recommended.
Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
- Education: Doctoral degree along with a residency or fellowship program, OR
- Licensed therapist with 30 hours of continuing competence activities in differential diagnosis
- Licenses/Certifications: Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners license.
- The position requires occasional/frequent pushing and lifting 75 – 100 pounds and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting
- Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary
- The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position
- Assumes responsibility in the care of the patient.
- Performs complete, comprehensive evaluation of patients.
- Accurately interprets evaluation findings.
- Completes a written plan of care, develops goals based on evaluation findings, and develops a comprehensive program to attain goals.
- Implements physical therapy treatment program and provides basic physical therapy treatments.
- Demonstrates competency in performing basic physical therapy skills.
- Responsible for patient care performed by assistants and rehabilitation technicians.
- Assesses patients regularly to monitor progress towards treatment goals, and alters goals, plan or program as indicated.
- Motivates and instructs patient/caregiver using appropriate methods.
- Communicates effectively with patients/caregivers, professional colleagues to include physicians and insurance companies.
- Presents relevant special topics in professional literature at clinic meetings, grand rounds, conferences, university settings and meetings as delegated or requested by the faculty.
- Manages time effectively.
- Documents appropriately in the medical record and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently.
- Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all our policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
- Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; Other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrates commitment to caring for every member of our community by creating compassionate and personalized experiences. Models our service standards by providing safe, caring, personalized and efficient experiences to patients and colleagues.