$10,000.00 Sign On Bonus
A registered professional who provides coordinated care to patients of all age groups. Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans to restore or maintain patient well-being. Plans, organizes, and conducts physical therapy treatment program based on the medical referral and their evaluation. Participates in the coordination of care.
- Performs ongoing clinical assessment, including OASIS assessments at appropriate time points to identify patient needs and determine level of functioning and appropriateness of patient for home care.
- Develops and evaluated the plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s).
- Documents, prepares, and completes clinical notes, phone order and other clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis and in a timely manner. Revises the POC based on evaluations and ongoing assessment data.
- Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated on the POC; oversees other team members, when applicable, in the performance of patient care that is consistent with the patient’s needs.
- Applies concepts of infection control and standard precautions in coordinating or performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.
- Communicates with all physicians involved in the POC and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the current POC.
- Meets mandatory continuing education requirement of the Agency and licensing board.
- Uses effective interpersonal relations and communication skills.
- Provides patient caregiver, and family counseling; provides patient and caregiver education.
- Assists and instructs patients and their families in transfer techniques appropriate to patient abilities. Instructs on use of equipment such as walkers, wheelchair, canes, etc., in a safe manner. Utilizes appropriate therapy equipment specific to patients’ diagnoses and needs.
- Promotes the Agency philosophy and administrative policies.
- Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency.
- Participates in the Agency’s QAPI program.
- Participates in Agency-sponsored in-service training.
- Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from an American Physical Therapy Association approved program.
- Licensure: Current State License or a multi-state license issued by a state member of the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact (PTLC) if practicing in a state member of the PTLC, to practice Physical Therapy, or if licensure does not apply, meets one of the requirements listed in 42 CFR §484.115(h).
- Experience: One year experience as a Physical Therapist in an acute care or rehabilitation setting or home health preferred.
- Skills: Therapy skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Good interpersonal skills. Proof of current CPR. Knowledge of durable medical equipment.
- Transportation: Reliable transportation, current Driver’s License, and valid and current auto liability insurance.
The job skills required for Home Health Physical Therapist include physical therapy, Patient Care, Commitment, Health care, Infection control, etc.
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