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Physical Therapist

Company: Capability Health and Human Services
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:
Using a client centered model, within the confines of the Capability Health and Human Services

clinic, as well as using a parent educational model in the Early Intervention program, a Physical

Therapist will help the client develop or regain physical or mental functioning by implementing

programs to improve motor delays, conditions and other issues. The Physical Therapist performs

other administrative duties as may be required in support of the program goals and objectives.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develops ideas, plans, and procedures for initiation, expansion, improvement, and evaluation oftherapy programs.

    • Completes initial evaluations and re-evaluations for patients in the program; examines thecondition of patients and analyzes their needs; determines the need for a physical therapy

      evaluation and selects and administers appropriate assessment tools to evaluate the patient.

      • Prepares reports and attends multidisciplinary case meeting to decide and review the continuingtreatment.

        • Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards, stateguidelines and agency system policy; adheres to federal and state regulation, and policies that

          affect physical therapy practice.

          • Participates in continuing education for professional development to ensure practice consistentwith best practice and to meet Nevada Licensure requirements.

            • Participates in bi-monthly staff meetings; attends staff trainings.
            • Attends Staff Trainings
            • Case assignment will be dictated at the discretion of Capability Health needs in the EarlyIntervention and outpatient clinic programs.

              • Manages patients with different types of personalities
              • Interprets evaluation data and writes comprehensive reports that reflect strengths and barriers toclient participation; directs program development; and guides evidence-based intervention.

                • Uses professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision making inpractice.

                  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Skills and Abilities:
                    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
                    • Ability to work in an environment with individuals with severe disabilities who may bedevelopmentally and behaviorally challenged.

                      • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion pertaining to the work environment.Qualifications (education, training, experience, licenses)

                        • Initial certification by National Board for Physical Therapy required.
                        • Current Physical Therapy License from the State of Nevada required.
                        • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children using knowledge of treatmentpractices per discipline required.

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                          • CPR and First Aid certifications required.
                          • Valid driver's license required.
                          • Knowledge of the federal, state local legislation, regulations, policies and procedures thatmandate and guide physical therapy in practice required.

                            • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) required.Physical Demands:
                              The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully

                              perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

                              disabilities to perform the essential functions

                              While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to handle

                              or feel objects, tools or controls, frequently talk or hear, reach with hands, lift arms above and below

                              shoulder level, occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

                              The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lift and/or move up to

                              75lbs. On regular occasions lift and/or move up to 50lbs and can request assistance if needed. Specific

                              vision abilities required by this job include: close vision.

                              Working Conditions

                              This position will require up to 80% travel within the service delivery area. This position will be out in

                              the Las Vegas or Reno area outdoor weather conditions, including extreme heat, extreme cold, wind, poor

                              air quality and wet or humid conditions, etc.

                              Disclaimer:
                              This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or

                              working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the

                              current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be

                              performed as assigned.

Keywords: Capability Health and Human Services, Las Vegas , Physical Therapist, Healthcare , Las Vegas, Nevada

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