Responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering physical therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments and physical agents as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. The staff therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. This description is not intended to be a complete list of duties. Other related duties may be assigned.
Certificate, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degree in physical therapy from an approved and accredited program by the American Physical Therapy Association. Is current or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist by the New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy. Current BLS certification. Ability to read and communicate effectively in English – additional languages preferred. Strong written and verbal skills. Basic computer knowledge. Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of physical therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.