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Physical Therapist (Outpatient) - Therapy & Wellness - LaPlace

Laplace, Louisiana
3 Jul 2024

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate.  We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. 

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.  Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! 

This job functions autonomously to deliver physical therapy treatment, either through referral or direct to consumer. Evaluates patients, develops treatment plans, assesses patients, and monitors progress toward treatment goals. Ensures patient needs are met through access to care, patient experience and quality of care metrics. Assists in program development and enhancement to meet patient and community needs.



Required - Bachelor's degree in physical therapy.

Work Experience

Required - None.


Required - Current physical therapy license in the state of practice


eligibility for licensure by examination


reciprocity from another state.

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills in order to deal with a variety of patients and diagnoses.

  •  Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to remain flexible with fluctuating schedules based on patient demand.

Job Duties

  • Performs evaluations and provides treatment programs to facilitate patient specific goals.

  • Assesses the patent's response to treatment and recommends treatment plan changes as appropriate. 

  • Maintains patient records according to documentation standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Attains established productivity levels set forth by administration, including but not limited to access to care, patient experience and quality.

  • Assists in program development and enhancement to meet patient and community needs.

  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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  • Job Reference: 1378942967-2
  • Date Posted: 3 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Ochsner Health
  • Location: Laplace, Louisiana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical