Provide ongoing evaluation and assessment of patients using standardized tests and measurements and direct observation. Formulate objective treatment goals and plans to achieve goals. Modify goals and plans as needed. Provide medically prescribed treatment to inpatients in acute care, LTACH and subacute/SNF, and outpatients. Retain responsibility for the physical therapy of the patient being treated by the physical therapist assistant through direct supervision. Complete written or computerized documentation in the medical record as pertains to patients’ status. Complete all other forms, documents and letters as necessary. Participate in interdisciplinary team conferences, patient and family meetings and other committees and meetings as assigned. Maintain knowledge of current laws and standards of practice as relates to physical therapy. Participate in educational activities including student supervision and provision of education on areas of expertise or interest. Contribute to hospital and community education within scope of knowledge as requested.
Requires a bachelor’s, master’s or DPT degree or certificate in Physical Therapy from an accredited college or university. Must hold current license from the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.