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Physical Therapist

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are a 58-bed long-term care facility eagerly caring for children with severe developmental and medical complex needs.  Our physical care champions work collaboratively to foster a safe environment, one of growth and advancement for the residents.

The primary focus and responsibility of this position are to examine and evaluate patients with orthopedic, neurological, developmental, congenital, and musculoskeletal conditions in order to determine a physical therapy diagnosis, prognosis, and planned therapeutic intervention. The goal of physical therapy intervention at Pediatric Complex Care of Arkansas is to provide optimum care for children ages 0-21 years with complex medical conditions to improve their quality of life and enable them to meet their maximum potential.

Responsibilities for Physical Therapist

Provide physical therapy treatment and participate willingly in all duties assigned to ensure the highest standard of care for all children at Pediatric Complex Care of Arkansas

Review social history, psychological, medical, and previous therapy reports

Administer appropriate tests and evaluates to determine an appropriate plan of care

Develop appropriate goals/objectives and treatment plans 

Implement appropriate therapy treatments/interventions

Complete daily, monthly, and annual documentation

Coordinate care with other medical disciples

Evaluate patients for equipment needs and specialized wheelchair seating

Participate with medical team, family, and Medicaid waiver services to plan for equipment needs and parent training 

Communicate with physicians and coordinate care for patients attending orthopedic, neurology, and rehabilitation clinics at ACH

Coordinate and provide supervision for PTA 

Design and monitor Restorative Aide programs 

Qualifications for Physical Therapist

Excellent written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally 

Ability to maintain legible and accurate medical records

Organizational and time management skills.

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Good understanding of aseptic techniques for infection control.

Education and Experience for Physical Therapist

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited Physical Therapy Program at a four-year college or university

Preferred pediatric experience

Current Arkansas Physical Therapy license

Physical Demands for Physical Therapist

Must be able to frequently bend, stoop, lift, reach, crouch, kneel, walk, and stand for extended periods of time

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. independently

Frequent pushing and/or pulling

Ability to hear and respond to pages, distinguish smells and temperatures