14-18 - Physical Therapist

Posted: 01/25/2018

14-18 Physical Therapist
STATUS: Full-time 
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 40 hours
LOCATION: Lexington Clinic Orthopedics – Sports Medicine Center and Lexington Clinic East
DEPARTMENT: Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapist is responsible for the evaluation, plan of treatment and education of his/her patients. Based on goals established in the initial evaluation, the Physical Therapist will use professional judgment and skill in carrying out an individual treatment plan for the restoration of patient function. The Physical Therapist will use any skills and/or equipment available in treating patients. The Physical Therapist is responsible for appropriate patient treatment and education. The Physical Therapist is also responsible for the maintenance of an accurate medical record relative to a patient’s treatment. The Physical Therapist is responsible for meeting the billing requirement set forth by third party payers and the Lexington Clinic Reimbursement dept. 

Formal training which will be indicated by a Bachelor of Science degree, or higher, in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution; current State licensure or eligibility; effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with members of the medical team, patients and families.

Good organizational skills and leadership qualities; ability to work closely with all levels of clinical staff, management and administration.

Physical guidelines include the ability to move, traverse, position self, remain in a stationary position and negotiate steps for up to eight hours per day; carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds, assist patients in turning, assist patients in arising from exam table, push wheelchair patients, assist patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair and adequately demonstrate therapeutic exercise.

This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to act as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified. Attendance is an essential function of the job.