Job Summary: Organizes and conducts a medically prescribed therapy program for patients involving exercise, massage, heat, water, light and electricity. Applies diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint, and functional ability tests. Directs and aids the patient in active and passive exercises. Evaluates, records, and reports patient progress.
Job Expectations and Procedural Responsibilities:
1. Does initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the client’s needs, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments at appropriate time points
2. Develops and revising the plan of care in consultation with the physician and other care team members
3. Provides therapeutic treatments and evaluation of equipment needs as applicable
4. Advises and consults with the family and other agency personnel as applicable
5. Prepares clinical and progress notes
6. Evaluates outcomes of care
7. Participates in in-service programs, mandatory agency staff meetings, case conferences, educational offerings, and Agency training programs.
8. Supervises Therapy Assistants and Home Health Aide as appropriate
9. Plans of discharge
10. Contacts Supervisor/Case Manager/Physician when additional modalities and/or services are required.
11. Utilizes the Supervisor as the first resource when problems or questions occur in the field, including charting guidelines, coordination of disciplines, and supervision of home health aide services.
12. Ensures compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and any other regulatory requirements.
Education/Experience: Graduate of a Physical Therapy curriculum accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and/or the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the AMA. Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of employment. Minimum of one year recent appropriate clinical experience required. Home health care experience preferred.