Physiatrist Job Description

physiatrist job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Physiatrist Job Description

A physiatrist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, is a doctor who treats medical conditions involving physical disability or dysfunction.

Physiatrists treat patients of all ages who have conditions affecting physical or mental function.

Some of these conditions include spinal cord injury, amputation, neurological conditions, and muscular dystrophy.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Physiatrist to help us with our rehabilitation program.

Physiatrist Duties:

  • Consult with patients, families and care professionals to address physical medicine and rehabilitation needs
  • Develop and implement treatment plans for people of all ages
  • Provide education and counseling on physical medicine and rehabilitation issues
  • Perform physical examinations
  • Perform diagnostic tests and laboratory studies
  • Provide physician evaluation and assessment
  • Provide patient and family instruction and counseling on disease, disorder, and treatment
  • Maintain and update medical records
  • Articulate, interpret, and apply relevant medical theory, medical law, and health care policies
  • Monitor and evaluate patient progress and response to treatment
  • Maintain professional certifications
  • Promote ethical and professional standards
  • Contribute to medical literature
  • Provide input to medical staff regarding patient care issues
  • Provide input for patient discharge and follow-up
  • Develop, implement, and monitor nursing care plans for specific patient populations
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Physiatrist Responsibilities:

  • Doctorate in Physiatry
  • Certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EDx) and perform EMG testing
  • Experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including spine, musculo-skeletal injuries, and sport injuries
  • Knowledge of relevant rehab and

Requirements And Skills:

  • Diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients with neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders; prepare and update treatment plans and reports, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals
  • Perform physical exams, diagnostic tests, and treatment procedures, including, but not limited to, injections, nerve blocks, joint injections, and ultrasound guided injections
  • Explain procedures to patients, complete patient files, and prescribe medication as prescribed by the physician
  • Perform patient education and instruct patients on proper use of medical equipment
  • Design and implement physical therapy regimens, including therapeutic exercise, aquatic therapy, therapeutic massage, and physical therapy modalities
  • Develop, review, and revise treatment plans
  • Maintain current licensure
  • Record progress, outcomes, and patient outcomes
  • Attend and participate in professional and community activities, including, but not limited to, continuing education

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an organization. We are committed to building a team that is reflective of the communities we serve, and we encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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