Physical Therapist PRN

Life Point • Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, our community hospital is being supported with more resources than ever
before. Duke LifePoint combines Duke University Health System's unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence,
quality and patient safety with LifePoint Health's financial resources and extensive operational experience -
making our hospital even stronger.

Duke LifePoint Healthcare's pledge to our hospital and the communities we serve is quality, expertise and

Quality is the cornerstone of Duke LifePoint, and it is the central focus of everything the organization and
our hospital strive to achieve.

Duke LifePoint pledges to bring a wealth of expertise and resources to strengthen the already excellent care
our hospital delivers.

And, Duke LifePoint's commitment is to work collaboratively with our hospital to make our community healthier
by strengthening local healthcare delivery for the future.

For more information about Duke LifePoint, visit

Job Summary:

Evaluates and conducts medically prescribed physical therapy treatment programs. Provides educational
information to patients in regard to injury prevention, ergonomics, restorative therapy and
rehabilitation therapy. Supervises physical therapy assistants and aides in performing treatment.

Performs initial and ongoing assessments of patient's condition.

Establishes a plan of care which is appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient according
to his or her capabilities and desires.

Plans, prepares and carries out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain,
improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.

Performs therapy interventions utilizing standard physical therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for
the age and condition of the patient.

Directs and supervises physical therapy assistants, students, and other support personnel.

Assesses competence, delegates specific tasks, and establishes channels of communication.

Administers treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, ultraviolet
and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines.

Evaluates, fits, and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommend modifications.

Identifies and documents goals, anticipated progress and plans for re-evaluation.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Education:

Bachelors degree- Required

Required Skills:

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.


Basic Life Support (BLS)


Physical Therapy


Meditech, Outlook

Minimum Work Experience:

1-3 years


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