PT/Physical Therapist (Home Health)

Job Code: 440402

LOCATION:  Boone County (WV)

Enjoy up to a $5,000 sign on bonus with this great opportunity to join an industry-leading national provider of in-home health services providing a high quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. From home health and hospice care to long term acute care and community-based services, they are the preferred post-acute care partner of more than 60 leading hospitals and health systems, physicians, and families nationwide. As noted by independent analysts, the company consistently outperforms the industry in the percentage of their locations rating 4 stars or more! With over 750 home health and hospice locations nationwide, the company is experiencing extreme growth and is looking for another member to join their team and help improve the well being of patients and families they serve! This unique opportunity may be your next rewarding career move!

The Physical Therapist (PT, DPT, RPT) in Home Health is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status/mobility, endurance/stamina, pain and other medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Physical Therapist works to help determine a treatment plan, performs interventions aimed at improving and enhancing the patient’s well-being, and evaluates the patient’s progress.

  • Evaluates the patient’s functional status and physical therapy needs. Assists the physician in the development of the therapy plan of care.
  • Provides services within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of physical therapy, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team.
  • Observes and reports the patient’s response to treatment and any changes in his/her condition to the supervising nurse and/or the physician.
  • Treats patients to relieve pain, develop and restore function, and/or maintain maximum functioning using acceptable standards of practice.
  • Instructs and informs participating members of the health care team, the patient, and the family/caregivers regarding the plan of care, functional limitations, and progress toward goals.
  • Visits patients according to Plan of Treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes per Company policy.
  • Completes all patient evaluations and develops the PT plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to supervising nurse within 24 hours of the evaluation.
  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.
  • May supervise home health aides in lieu of a RN if physical therapy is the only skilled service being provided and if allowed per state regulation.
  • Provides supervision of the PTA as per Company policy.
  • Prepares a written discharge summary and/or a written summary report on patient’s condition at least every 60 days.
  • Provides in-service education as requested by agency leadership.
  • Adheres to Company Therapy Standards of Practice in provision of services to all patients.
  • All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Physical Therapy licensure in state of practice
  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy
  • More than one (1+) year of skilled/certified Home Health experience with a solid understanding of Medicare OASIS assessments
  • Current CPR certification required
  • Must have a current driver’s license and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

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