Purpose of Position:
Directs, supervises, evaluates and provides physical therapy services according to accepted standards of treatment to patients in the home, as prescribed by the attending physician.
Description of Required Duties and Tasks:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.
•\tAssist the physician in evaluating patients by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.
•\tRecords and reports to the physician the patient's response to treatment and/or any changes in the patient's condition.
•\tInstructs agency visit staff, patients and families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic, assistive devices and home exercise program.
•\tParticipates in IDG meetings and communicates effectively with all those providing care.
•\tParticipates in the development and periodic revision of the physician's plan of care.
•\tCompletes clinical/progress notes on the date of the visit, turns in documentation per agency policy.
•\tSupervises the physical therapy assistant as indicated.
•\tParticipates in staff and agency development activities.
•\tAbides by all policies and procedures set forth by the Agency.
•\tEnsures protection of confidential information that is stored, handled or maintained by following Company policies and procedures related to confidentiality and/or HIPAA regulations.
•\tOther duties as assigned.
The above list reflects the essential functions and other job functions considered necessary of the job identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, or assigned by supervisory personnel.
•\tMust possess good communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English.
•\tWork requires advanced knowledge of composition and medical terminology
•\tSkilled technical knowledge required to analyze, interpret and diagnose technical information within established procedures.
- 1 year(s): Geriatrics
Licenses & Certifications
- Physical Therapist
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