Assesses and documents patient's medical, mental and emotional needs at admission and on an on-going basis. Develops and implements a plan of care to meet patient and family needs, to include discharge planning and utilization of available resources.
Acts as patient advocate; treats patients and families with compassion and implements plan of care in a safe and timely manner.
Demonstrates clinical reasoning, coupled with clinical skills to conduct accurate clinical assessments and perform patient care activities; evaluates effectiveness of therapy interventions, identifies and prioritizes patient/family strengths, needs and priorities.
Identifies the normal course of illness in assigned patient population recognizing and intervening appropriately when deviations occur.
Communicates patient information and thoroughly documents therapist's actions and plan of care.