Physical Therapist - Home Health
Kaiser Permanente Northwest - Portland, OR

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The Physical Therapist provides home care services to Kaiser Permanente patients in community based and facility settings. This position may provide therapy services to patients in the home health, hospice, home infusion, palliative care, or other programs under the direction of the patient's physician(s) to provide quality health care outcomes and facilitate the achievement of maximum independence of the patient utilizing health care resources within Kaiser Permanente and the community. This care is provided through coordinating the delivery of high quality, cost-effective skilled, rehabilitative or palliative care as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides skilled physical therapy services consistent with agency policy, state practice acts, and applicable state and federal regulations as directed by the patient's physician.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior supporting regional and departmental policies, procedures goals and values. Activities include performing initial and ongoing assessments of patient rehab potential, functional needs and abilities, activity tolerance, mobility, safety in the home environment, equipment needs, compliance with physician ordered care (including medications), psychosocial status, need for community resources and Continuing Care Services. Actively seeks opportunity for continued professional growth and knowledge.
  • Develops and implements an individualized care plan utilizing departmental and community resources in a cost-effective manner. Skilled plan of physical therapy care includes therapeutic exercises/activities, modalities, adaptive equipment based on patient assessment and understanding of treatment risks and benefits relevant to the patient's medical condition, rehabilitation potential and prognosis.
  • Coordinates the delivery of physical therapy care with nursing, social work, aide and therapy to Kaiser Permanente and non-Kaiser Permanente providers which results in effective utilization of resources and the timely attainment of achievable rehabilitation and/or palliative care goals. Supervise physical therapy assistants through on-site evaluation of the provision of care, conferencing and review of their documentation according to State Practice Act and agency policy/procedure. Provide supervision of the home health aide plan of care within state/federal guidelines.
  • Participates in quality and performance improvement activities within the department including, but not limited to, measurement and continuous improvement of clinical competency, regulatory compliance, outcome achievement, resource management, work team performance, and customer satisfaction.

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