Sanford Health

Physical Therapist - Inpatient Rehabilitation

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Feb 22, 2018
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Plans, organizes and delivers physiotherapy programs that help clients/patients recover and improve their mobility, relieve pain, increase strength and prevent deformities. Conducts examinations, evaluations, diagnoses, interventions and re-examinations for clients/patients who are suffering from injury or disease. Utilizes tools and techniques to administer physiotherapeutic activities and trainings; safeguards clients/patients during therapeutic procedures. Records and documents clients/patients' health progress information for evaluation; establishes therapeutic plans and modifies them if necessary. Educates clients/patients and their family members about treatment plans/schedules and self-exercises to be continued at home.


Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Identifies common patient safety risks within the organization and how they can be avoided. Analyzes and records the therapeutic progress of clients/patients; recommends necessary adjustments. Applies physical therapy tools and technologies according to a client/patient's individual case. Conducts the activities required in each step of the physical therapy process. Demonstrates knowledge of development and delivery of patient education for diverse audiences. Directs the implementation of the physical therapy process in a variety of service settings. Evaluates and modifies a physical therapy plan according to a client/patient's health status. Provides insights into the application of various physical therapy treatments in different cases. Safeguards clients/patients in the treatment process (e.g. during movement into/onto equipment). Identifies the importance of monitoring patient responses and reactions during therapy. Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health information. Seeks opportunities to serve as a mentor. Knowledge of the value of self-motivation and initiative; ability and willingness to seek out work and the drive to accomplish goals. Recognizes ethical requirements within own specialized areas of responsibility. Follows guidelines, regulations, standards and safety procedures in the therapy process.


Must be licensed in the state(s) of practice as a Physical Therapist.When applicable, may require valid driver's license. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications. Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers required or within the first 60 days of employment. Appropriate education level required in accordance with state licensure.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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