Summary & Objective
The Physical Therapist performs clinical evaluations and establishes treatment programs so that each patient will achieve their maximum functional potential. The Physical Therapist provides direct physical therapy services primarily on a visiting and intermittent basis in the patients home in accordance with the policies and procedures of Catholic Home Health Services.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements
- Bachelors Degree or Masters degree in Physical Therapy required.
- Clear and Active Professional license to practice in the state of Florida.
- CPR certification.
- 2 years clinical experience preferred.
- 1-2 years of experience with a Medicare Certified Home Health agency preferred.
- Knowledge of AHCA regulations, Medicare COPs guidelines required.
- Must have knowledge of computer office/clinical software.
- Must be able to read, write and understand the English language.
- Plan and administer prescribed skilled physical therapy treatment and training for patients suffering from various injuries, illnesses and functional disabilities to attain highest level of physical function.
- Test/screen the patients physical strengths to assist the physician in evaluating the patients level of function and records findings to develop or pursue treatment programs and establish measurable training objectives.
- Develop/implement a conditioning/rehabilitation program consistent with physicians Plan of Care and the overall goals of the patient/rehab team. Adjust treatment as needed to achieve maximum results.
- Confer with physician and clinical team members to obtain additional patient information and assist in developing, implementing and revising the therapy treatment program and Plan of Care.
- Accurately, promptly and thoroughly document patients' care observations, interventions and evaluations. Assure that interim (verbal) orders received from the physician and physical therapist are promptly and accurately documented, submitted for physician signature and implemented
- Report patient's progress to the patient's physician, Clinical Manager, staff, patient and family. Submit evaluation, care plans, progress reports and discharge summary to the supervisor and care management staff
- Teach client and family transfer techniques appropriate to client abilities. Instruct on use of equipment.
- Apply concepts of agencies infection control plan and universal precaution in coordination/performing client cares activities to protect both client and staff (OSHA).
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Complete appropriate documentation in a timely manner to assure compliance with agency policy.
- Demonstrate commitment and professional growth by participating in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency.
- Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature. Share information only when recipient's right to access is clearly established and sharing of such information is in the best interest of the patient.
- Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board.
- Maintain your required licenses, certifications and mandatory skill updates.
- Comply with all policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
- Provide other duties of healthcare team member
- Perform other duties as assigned
- May serve as an interim department leader depending on need
- Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 250+ pounds, walk, climb stair or ladders, stand on feet for extended periods of time, etc.