Reporting to Clinical Manager, plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patient suffering from injuries or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability. Requirements: Bachelors degree in field of clinical practice Physical Therapist - NH CPR certified or within 30 days of hire Driver license - valid Major Responsibilities:
Ensures patients have timely and accurate orders prior to delivering services. Reviews Physicians referral (prescription), patients condition and medical record.
Completes an ongoing comprehensive and interdisciplinary assessment including: OASIS per regulations. Development and ongoing evaluation of individual plan of care based on needs, interests, and abilities in conjunction with physician, interdisciplinary team, patient, caregiver and/or representative.
Documents assessment, interventions, medication reconciliation, and discharge planning in appropriate clinical notes and plan of care. Completes documentation same day as visit, per agency standard.
Perform services/treatments for patient as indicated in plan of care based on physician orders.
Assess for patient, caregiver, and/or representative and family counseling needs and make appropriate referrals. Provide patient caregiver, and/or representative education including but not limited to: diagnosis, interventions, community resources, medications, safe and therapeutic environment, coping strategies, and discharge, etc.
Communicates with all physicians and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) involved in the patients plan of care to exchange, discuss, and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating an appropriate treatment plan and goals.
Participates in the agencys quality assessment process improvement (QAPI) program to improve health outcome, patient safety and quality of care.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, community based and home health agency in services, meetings, workshops, and provides training to staff, agency, and community groups.
Orients, instructs and may direct work activities of assistants, aides and students as appropriate. Physical therapist (PT) must review, accept, and annotate documentation completed by a physical therapy assistant (PTA). Evidence of ongoing communication between the PT and PTA regarding patient status and progress must be documented in the patient medical record.
Meets agency obligations for scheduling, holiday and weekend coverage, expected attendance at meetings and productivity standards.