Shift:8-hour, Day Shift
Summary The Physical Therapist provides assessment and treatment of patients requiring physical therapy services within the home care setting. Provides professional physical therapy visits in the home care setting and directs home health services for caseload of patients and their families in accordance with physician’s orders through direct care, supervision and multidisciplinary team coordination.The Physical Therapist is a resource to the Field Staff in the areas of community rehabilitation and individualized rehabilitation needs of the patient. Participates in the utilization review, performance improvement and interdisciplinary conference of the organization.The Physical Therapist reports to Clinical Manager or Registered Nurse designee.
Responsibilities The Physical Therapist performs the initial and ongoing assessment of patient’s physical therapy needs and appropriateness for home care; creates and maintains an individualized goal/outcome based care plan based on the physician’s plan of care. Completes accurate and current initial medication profile and maintains ongoing updates of the drug profiles in the medical record and home for assigned therapy-only cases under the supervision of the Clinical Manager. Develops and implements plans of care appropriate to the assessment findings and plans for discharge based on the patient’s needs. Provides physical therapy services to the patient in the home setting based on the plan of care, authorizations and physician orders following ordered frequencies within the Medicare week; adheres to agency policies and procedures for nursing, infection control, biohazardous waste management, quality improvement activities, safety and risk management practices.
Education:Graduated from accredited school of physical therapy
Experience:2 years of current PT experience required, home care experience preferred
License/Certification:Current PT licensure/certification in California;current BLS/CPR.