The Physical Therapist's main role is to provide high-quality physical therapy services and ensure a positive patient experience. They evaluate patients, develop treatment plans, and administer treatments to improve functional status. The Physical Therapist organizes, supervises, and delivers patient-centered care.
- Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program
- Current license as a Physical Therapist in the state of Washington
- Preferably a member of the APTA
- One to three years or more of clinical experience preferred
- Uphold patient rights and ethical standards
- Assess patients' physical therapy needs, strengths, and problems
- Evaluate mobility, endurance, physical function, and neurological status
- Document comprehensive patient assessments and address critical areas
- Interpret physician referrals and develop treatment plans
- Administer treatments, review progress, and make necessary adjustments
- Involve patients and families in therapy planning and provide home programs
- Collaborate with physicians and staff when needed
- Conduct diagnostic examinations and treatments based on findings
- Provide specific interventions in ambulation, mobility, transfers, endurance, and balance
- Document treatment notes and measure progress toward goals
- Modify care plan if progress is not achieved and reassess with physician orders
- Participate in team meetings, treatment planning, and discharge planning
- Conduct physical therapy group sessions/programs and individual sessions
- Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program approved by the Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of the AMA and APTA.
- Must hold a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.
- Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state of Washington.
- Professional membership in the APTA with active participation is preferred.