Physical Therapist II Home Health PD Days 8:00am-4:30pm OCC SATURDAY
August 20, 2018
Job Summary The PHYSICAL THERAPIST II is responsible for the evaluation, administration, and oversight of evidence-based physical therapy services provided to individuals with physical disabilities and/or functional limitations. They use specialized skills to promote goals of prevention of dysfunction, restoration of function and/or reversal of the progression of pathology in order to enhance quality of movement and daily living skills for individuals with physical disabilities and/or functional limitations. They develop a progress plan of care to meet the needs of the individuals served to assist in returning them to their prior level of function, acting in accordance with physician referral guidelines, state and national organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental policies and procedures.
Communicates with and documents communications with the attending physicians, appropriate other disciplines (RNs, LPNs, CNAs, OTs, STs, and MSWs) and case managers regarding patient condition, discharge planning, plan of care, Patient/family problems, and third party payer issues. Provides home care support for patients and family members via skilled visits, joint home visits with care team. Ensures that patient and family needs, related to the diagnosis and/or disability, are met through the care plan in collaboration with the attending physicians and other disciplines.
Develops, implements, and oversees the "therapy only" care plan, collaborating with the health care team to achieve and formulate a cohesive, comprehensive plan of care. Manages a caseload of patients independently. Monitors provision of care to ensure appropriate outcomes, visit frequency and compliance with documentation required.
Implements an individualized treatment plan through the use of skilled therapy techniques, including therapeutic exercises, manual techniques, functional mobility training, and modalities as indicated. Provides verbal and written instructions to patients, caregivers, and family members as needed.
Participates in ongoing quality assurance and improvement programs, attends meetings, evaluates outcomes, and conducts audits.
Assumes responsibilities for student supervision, as well as precepting new staff, both in terms of development of clinical skills, as well as employee relationship skills during their affiliation with Home Health. Performs other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 2018-7239
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