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Great Plains Regional Medical Center Physical Therapist in North Platte, Nebraska

  • Mission

  • To inspire health and healing by putting patients first - ALWAYS.

  • Position Summary

  • The Staff Physical Therapist is responsible for the prescription of the attending physician, evaluating and establishing a treatment plan to restore function; to prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of a body part; and to teach the patient in a manner appropriate to their age so as to obtain their maximum performance capabilities.

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Education

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and a supervised clinical internship of at least four months required.

  • Credentials

  • License to practice physical therapy in the State of Nebraska.

  • Current driver's license required.

  • CPI preferred.

  • BLS certification required

  • Physical Demands

  • Stand and/or walk up to seven hours per day.

  • Sit up to one hour per day.

  • Push and/or pull equipment weighing up to 40 pounds occasionally.

  • Manual dexterity and eye hand coordination required.

  • Visual Acuity required.

  • Reach, bend, stoop, kneel and crawl throughout the day.

  • May drive two or more hours a day, in most weather conditions, except when safety is a factor.

  • Lift waist to waist up to 50 pounds frequently, floor to waist 50 pounds occasionally and 25 pounds waist to overhead occasionally.

  • Essential Functions

  • Plans therapy program for each patient in a manner appropriate to their age as prescribed by a physician, involving physical means, such as exercise, massage, heat, water, light and electricity.

  • Directs patients in a manner appropriate to their age in the care and use of wheel chairs, braces, canes, crutches, and prosthetic and orthopedic devices.

  • Adapts conventional therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of patients unable to comprehend verbal commands or voluntarily carry out a regime of therapeutic exercise.

  • Evaluates, records and reports patient progress for review by other members of the Home Care team.

  • Uses all modalities and procedures as needed per diagnosis.

  • Makes use of equipment, such as low voltage generators, and ultrasonic machines.

  • Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercise, muscle re-education, gait and functional training.

  • Applies diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.

  • Demonstrates safe and competent use of equipment.

  • Demonstrates proper use of software applications to carry out duties.