Pediatric Physical Therapists at Pediatric Therapy Services (PTS) specialize in treating and caring for infants, toddlers, children and teens, from birth to their 18th birthday. Pediatric physical therapists at PTS provide therapy services in a state of the art outpatient therapist-owned clinic to children who have developmental problems, movement problems, and who have difficulty performing functional and physical activities. Pediatric Physical Therapists at PTS are part of a multidisciplinary team who collaborate with the family to help children play, grow, and learn.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Performs evaluations to determine patient’s functional level
- Develops individual treatment plans of care
- Implements individual therapy programs
- Provides HEP and trains family on performing HEP
- Provides recommendations for DME
- Monitors patient’s progress
- Prepares accurate written documentation in accordance with state guidelines, clinic policy and reimbursement standards
- Secures authorizations for treatment from 3rd party
Desired characteristics of the pediatric physical therapist are love of working with children, patience, flexibility, ingenuity, creativity, and imagination for adapting activities to meet each child or families individual needs. The pediatric physical therapist must possess strong interpersonal skills for interaction with children, family and team members.
- Graduate degree from accredited university required. Masters or Doctorate degree
- Must meet state requirements for physical therapy licensure
- Preferred-One year of experience as a physical therapist in pediatrics or clinical experience in a pediatric setting.
- Continuing Education Units to maintain Florida license
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