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SoutheastHEALTH Physical Therapist in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Physical Therapist

Clinical Professional Cape Girardeau, Missouri Healthpoint Rehabilitation Full-Time



Day ShiftAssess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, increase function and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injuryBegin

  • Perform an initial exam, evaluating the data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention

  • Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to improve or restore physical function, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients

  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit

  • Administer treatment interventions including but not limited to functional activities, therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, hydrotherapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, aquatic therapy, manual exercises, massage, and traction to help relieve pain, increase the patient's strength, increase function, and decrease or prevent deformity and crippling

  • Delegate aspects of patient treatment to a physical therapy assistant

  • Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home

  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement and assess the intervention program

  • Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine evaluation procedures and physical therapy treatment required

  • Document the initial evaluation, plan of care treatment, progress and discharge of patients accurately and timely

  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow up care or referrals

  • Comply with the rules and regulations set forth by the Missouri Physical Therapy practice act

  • Provide training and supervision in therapy techniques and objectives for less experienced therapists and newly hired PTs

  • Participate in role of clinical instructor for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students from accredited institutions

  • Assist in goal of value based provider through control of expenses

  • Assume responsibility for leadership roles in initiating and implementing new programs for the facility

  • Assist in goal of unrelenting quality, patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction

  • Assume leadership roles in various aspects of the clinic’s daily operations as requested by the PT manager or HP Executive Director

  • Participate in community service, fundraising events, and informational programs as requested by Rehab manager or HP Executive Director

  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary by the rehab managers and executive director

  • Perform duties with respect, courtesy and kindness to achieve excellence in customer service

  • Create environment of efficiency and concern for the needs of the patients

  • Work effectively with all personnel to create an environment of cooperation and respect


  • Current license as a professional Physical Therapist in the state of Missouri

  • Certification in CPR through American Heart Association

  • Completion of at least 30 hours of acceptable continuing education hours every two years

  • LANA Certification will be completed by designated lymphedema therapist

  • Maintains educational requirements for recertification

  • CLT-LANA Credentials will be achieved within 2 years and maintained

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English