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Mercy Health System - WI Physical Therapist I Home Health - 1282 in Janesville, Wisconsin

JOB SUMMARY * Evaluates patients and develops a physical therapy treatment plan for patients suffering from injuries, neurological conditions, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore strength, movement, function, relieve pain, and prevent disability by performing the following duties. * ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Reviews Physician's referral, patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required. Obtains history and subjective components of the evaluation. Tests and measures patient's strength, balance, range of motion, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs. Observes posture, position, and palpates anatomical structures. Plans and prepares written treatment plan based on evaluation of patient data. Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function. Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities and in use of assistant and supportive devices such as crutches, canes, and prostheses. Administers treatments involving application of physical agents. Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit. Administers massage, soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization. Administers traction to relieve pain. Records treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enters information into computer. Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home. Confers with Physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care. *EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE * Minimum of three years experience as a PT or home health experience preferred. Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university Physical Therapy program. * *CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE * License to practice Physical Therapy in Wisconsin. CPR certification *SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS * While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.A

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