Job Description Position Summary : The Physical Therapist plans and provides physical therapy services to the clients in their home in accordance with the plan of care and agency policies and procedures.
The Physical Therapist performs functions which require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and skill based upon the principles of psychological, biological and social services and must be able to make judgments accordingly.
Essential Duties: Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician’s plan of care and as defined in the state Physical Therapy Practice Act.
Advise, consult and teach appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities to clients, family members and other agency staff Assist the provider in evaluating level of function Participate in the development of the plan of care Prepare clinical and progress notes Translate all exercise into functional activities or activities of daily living Develop needed plans for modifying equipment, appliances and the physical surrounding in clients home Confer regularly with attending provider regarding client’s progress and report the physical and emotional conditions and reactions to treatment and interpret social and physical factors in the environment that affect care Interpret to the client and family the implication of the treatment consistent with the actions and wishes of the provider Provide families with information, support and encouragement to help motivate them in their progress Teach basic principles of good posture and body mechanics in relation to changing needs of individuals in all age groups May train patient in the use of prosthetic device Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals.
Participates in discharge planning for patient.
Participates in peer consultation process.
Supervises physical therapy assistants according to organization policy and state regulations.
When therapy is the only skilled service, instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care every two (2) weeks.
Provides in-service education programs for nursing organization personnel as needed.
Communicate effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team Participate in the educational program of the new staff and students in the area of practice Maintains accurate clinical records, keeping track of goals and progress of clients’ Abides by all regulations, policies, procedures and standards Teaches clients’ how to properly use exercise techniques Perform other duties as assigned P ERFORMANCE R ESPONSIBILITIES : Maintains positive internal and external customer service relationships Maintains open lines of communication Plans and organizes work effectively and ensures its completion Meets all productivity requirements Demonstrates team behavior and promotes a team-oriented environment Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement, educational programs, and staff meetings Represents the organization professionally at all times Position Requirements Competencies: Graduate from a School of Physical Therapy approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the Physical Therapy Association Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the state of practice At least two (2) years’ experience in an acute hospital or equivalent experience (preferred) Must possess current CPR and First Aid Certification Ability to make home visits and provide nursing care in the home environment Possess knowledge of principles and practices of physical therapy Ability to complete necessary documentation appropriately, legibly and timely Interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills necessary to complete job responsibilities Must have reliable transportation, current driver’s license and appropriate automobile insurance Must undergo pre-hire drug screening Addus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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