Stormont-Vail Healthcare Physical Therapist in Topeka, Kansas

Summary: Plans and administers physical therapy treatments for patients suffering from injuries or disease affecting neurological, musculoskeletal, sensory, respiratory, and cardiac systems with the purpose of restoring function, relieving pain, providing education to patients/families/staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Interprets the physician referral utilizing review of available medical information.

  • Performs and documents the initial examination, testing, evaluation, diagnosis, and prognosis.

  • Develops the plan of care including frequency, duration of treatment, goals of intervention.

  • Timely review of documentation, re-examination and revision of the plan of care when indicated.

  • Education of patient and any appropriate caregivers or interdisciplinary staff.

  • Delegation of and instruction about services provided by the physical therapist assistant.

  • Establishment and documentation of the discharge plan and discharge summary.

  • Oversight of all documentation for services, including documents for billing rendered to each patient under the care of the physical therapist.

  • Delegation of tasks to rehabilitation technicians under the personal supervision of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

  • Coordinates with other practitioners to integrate physical therapy with other aspects of the patient’s care.

  • Supervises and educates physical therapy assistants, techs, students.

  • Provides education and training programs for interdisciplinary staff and community organizations.

  • Provides appropriate information to insurance and legal entities.

  • Completes all assigned competencies/mandated education and others tasks per organizational standards.

  • Accepts assignment to committees/task forces.

  • Participates in research for performance improvement, knowledge of evidence based practice.

  • Practices within the guidelines of KPTA/APTA/Kansas law/Federal law.

    Education/Experience/Licensure

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) or Master's or DPT from an accredited physical therapy program; licensed or eligible for license to practice physical therapy in the State of Kansas.