The Physical Therapist organizes and conducts physical therapy programs for the agency to facilitate rehabilitation. He/she directs client participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance. In addition, the Physical Therapist facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for promoting independence and productivity, in order to diminish or correct pathology. He/she directs activities to promote and maintain health.
As a Physical Therapist / PT at IRI Rehab, you will:
• Use the latest assessment tools, clinical interventions and treatments with outpatient, short-term rehabilitation and long-term inpatient populations
• Teach skills that diminish or correct pathologies and restore, reinforce and enhance the performance of physical tasks
• Provide range-of-motion, strengthening and functional training to patients following joint replacement surgery to help them achieve independence in ADL and leisure activities
• Develop safe and effective exercise programs that improve function and reduce the risk of fractures in patients with osteoporosis
• Consult, evaluate and intervene to prevent skin breakdown in immobilized patients; heal wounds and prevent complications when breakdown occurs
• Educate patients diagnosed with a variety of illnesses to better understand and manage their conditions
• Use discharge planning skills to promote independence, maximize function and return patients to their homes
• You must be a graduate of a Physical Therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
• You must be eligible for or have successfully completed the NPTE
• You must be licensed and/or eligible for licensure as required by the state of practice.