Physical Therapist Home Care
Company: Interim HealthCare
Posted on: August 5, 2022
Physical therapy services are provided for the purpose of treating
impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in
physical function and health status. - The treatment and
intervention provided is in accordance with the patient's plan of
care, accepted professional standards of physical therapy practice,
applicable law and regulation, as well as applicable Interim
HealthCare policies and procedures.
Assist the physician or other licensed practitioner in evaluating
the level of patient function and performance and equipment needs
as well as in developing the resulting plan of care/treatment
including appropriate long and short term treatment goals,
selection of interventions, and the intensity, frequency and
duration of services to meet the needs of an individual
Completes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments at
appropriate time points as assigned.
Provide interventions and therapeutic treatment in accordance with
the physician certified plan of care and physical therapy
professional standards of practice.
Regularly assess changes in the patient's status since the last
visit/treatment day, and determine whether the planned services
should be modified, performing a re-evaluation and obtaining
revision orders from the physician as indicated.
Advise and consult with the family and/or other caregivers to
promote the patient progress toward mutually agreed upon goals and
planning for discharge.
Participates in educating the patient and the family, and other
caregivers to promote patient progress toward mutually established
Actively communicate with other members of the interdisciplinary or
multidisciplinary healthcare team providing care to the patient to
promote coordination of care.
Prepare and submit legible, relevant and sufficient documentation -
whether written or electronic - of treatment and skilled
intervention provided, as well as report of a patient's progress
toward goals in accordance with professional standards of practice,
policy and procedures, and payor requirements.
Participates in quality and performance improvement measures
Participate in in-services or training, as requested.
Able to perform CPR, per organization-specific policy.
Supervise professional and paraprofessional staff, as assigned,
including physical therapist assistants.
Read and interpret technical instructions related to the care of
the patient and use of equipment in providing such care.
Visually and aurally observe and assess the patient.
Perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks to effectively
deal with multiple changes based on patient need and
Provide proof of valid driver's license, per organization-specific
Provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if an assignment(s)
includes driving own vehicle to transport a patient, per
Travel within geographic area serviced by the home care or
Complete other assignments as requested and assigned.
Meet the health requirements to provide patient care per applicable
law or regulation.
Access, use and disclose personal health information (PHI) as
necessary to fulfill patient care duties and responsibilities and
as defined by each organization.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
Current licensure or certification as a physical therapist in the
state(s) in which he or she will practice, unless licensure or
certification does not exist.
A graduate of an accredited physical therapy education program or
equivalent as recognized by the American Physical Therapy
In the last five (5) years, two (2) years of experience as a
physical therapist that is relevant to the patient population
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Meets applicable state and federal health screening
Pass federal and state required criminal and abuse background
checks where required.
Verification of employment eligibility (I-9) in accordance with
local, state, and federal law and regulations.
For Organizations That Must Meet the Medicare Conditions of
Participation: - Additional education requirements apply as per
Addendum A of this job description. - A physical therapist must
meet 1 of 5 options for qualification to provide services paid for
under the Medicare home health, hospice or outpatient therapy
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
Work is normally performed in a residence, aggregate living
facility, school or occupational setting.
Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous
materials and situations that require following extensive safety
precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
Able to effectively communicate with all levels of the workforce,
both clinical and non-clinical.
Ability to visually and auditorialy observe and assess the
Ability to work flexible schedule and/or evening hours, as
Heavy physical activity that may require lifting, carrying, pushing
or pulling over 50 lbs., and physically stretching, bending,
stooping, twisting, standing, sitting, walking, reaching and
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