The physical therapist contracted or employed through the Organization is responsible for providing physical therapy services and for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Personnel Services Agreement.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assumes responsibility for the ongoing interdisciplinary assessment and development of the individualized plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s);
- Provides patient, caregiver, and family counseling;
- Provides patient and caregiver education;
- Prepares clinical notes, and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals;
- Communicates with the physician who is responsible for the home health plan of care and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the current home health plan of care;
- Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician's plan of care. This may include, but will not be limited to:
- Assessing and evaluating therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total plan of care. Evaluates home environment.
- Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM—potential for rehab.
- Directing physical therapy treatment.
- Instructing patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances.
- Determining priority needs for physical therapy
- Reporting to physician patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition.
- Initiates physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences.
- May train patient in the use of prosthetic device.
- Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as necessary.
- Participates in discharge planning for patient.
- Provides in-service education programs for nursing organization personnel as needed.
- Participates in peer consultation process.
- When therapy is the only skilled service, instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care every two (2) weeks.
- Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants according to organization policy and state regulations.
- Participates in the HHA's quality assessment and performance improvement program and HHA-sponsored in-service training.
- The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by the employee of this job. The employee may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
- Licensed to practice as physical therapist within the State, if applicable.
- Passed an examination for physical therapists approved by the state and possesses a degree from a baccalaureate or master’s program in physical therapy approved by the Commission on accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (“CAPTE”) or any successor organization of the CAPTE.
- Two years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist. Community/home health experience is preferred.
- Demonstrates good verbal and written communication and organization skills.
- Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
- Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.
Pasco/SW Home Health was founded by Yvette Tanner in 1999 as a sister agency to PASCO in Denver. Our passion for home health care started with caring for our very first patient, Yvette’s son. PASCO/SW later split into an independent agency in 2006 and in 2021, became part of the Cornerstone Inc. family.
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