The Physical Therapist-Orthopedic specialist works in the inpatient rehab department. This person performs all duties of a physical therapist and has additional responsibilities of working as part of a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality and efficiency care given to the post-surgical orthopedic patient population. This person assesses plans, organizes, and participates in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury. The physical therapist- orthopedic specialist stays informed of evidence based best practices as they relate to writing and implementing treatment plans, patient education, interpreting quality data and discharge planning. This person uses quality and outcome data to evaluate care plans and develops initiatives to promote improvements. The physical therapist educates the patient/caregivers in treatment and care to engage patient in being an active participant in their care and continuing appropriate rehab activities after discharge.
The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts (including weekends as applicable), may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.