Physical Therapist Per Diem

Physical Therapist Per Diem
Adult Inpatient Therapy

The Physical Therapist evaluates and assesses patients with neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiac and/or respiratory diseases and/or disabilities to determine their level of function. The PT develops and performs therapeutic treatment programs that reflect age appropriate activities and documents findings.

The Physical Therapist Per Diem will:
  • Develop proper therapeutic treatment plan of care and anticipated outcome for each patient in accordance with a written and signed Physician's order or prescription, as appropriate to the ages of the patients growth and development through the life cycle factors
  • Modify treatment plan based on patient response and/or ineffectiveness as noted in the medical record.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching skills with patients/family members/caregivers and maintains safety and care of the patient during treatment sessions
  • Document initial assessments, reassessments and progress notes for each patient in accordance with established department policy and procedures

  • Requires a Bachelors, Masters degree or DPT, graduate of an entry level masters or doctorate program in Physical Therapy from a college or university accredited by Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  • Requires a current New Jersey State license and registration in Physical Therapy or eligibility. Previous experience preferred but not necessary.
  • New graduates acceptable.
  • Requires analytic ability, use of independent judgment and sufficient interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with patients, families, students, peers and other health care professionals.
  • BLS Certification required, as approved by the American Heart Association.

Grade 127