Job Description Scope of Position Physical Therapy Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Team Member is a licensed physical therapist that works within the oncology team structure to offer outpatient rehabilitation and lymphedema services. These services are offered at outpatient service sites to patients who have lymphedema and other oncology related rehabilitation needs. The rehabilitation team members report to rehabilitation team leaders as part of the overall James Ambulatory Services structure. Position Summary Each rehabilitation team member is first a part of a group effort to provide care within a continuous performance improvement environment, and secondly a distinct professional who provides specific contributions to the team approach. Team members assess patients and establish together plans of care; provide a wide variety of treatment techniques; provide education and support to patients and families; and facilitate continuing care planning. Team members evaluate quality of services and participate in outcomes management activities. The physical Therapy Team Member in rehabilitation and lymphedema in the James Ambulatory Services department will also have advance knowledge in the treatment of oncology patients and will be competent in the evaluation and treatment of lymphedema with complete decongestive therapy (CDT/MLD). Although team members report directly to a team leader, they are also responsible to each other, to those they supervise (physical therapy assistants and volunteers) and to other participants in patient care activities, including attending and resident physicians, nurses, their support staff, social work and Patient Care Resource Managers to assure coordination of services and programs.
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