In accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations, provides independent, age-appropriate physical therapy to patients in their place of residence. Teaches patient/family and caregivers preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develops and coordinates the plan of care and provides case management.
• Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction
• Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals
• Initiates discharge planning for physical therapy
• Implements the plan of care through direct treatment of the patient, delegates a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel, and coordinates the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.
• Provides advice and education to patient and family
• Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
• Discharges patient from physical therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from physical therapy
• In accordance with agency policy, provides accurate, timely documentation of physical therapy patient management
• Participates in appropriate and approved educational and clinical research activities in physical therapy
• Participates in specialized patient care clinics outside the department
• Assists in the development, implementation, and review of departmental patient care programs
• Performs other duties as needed in the areas of staff education, departmental operations, and departmental projects
• Supervises the work of Home Health Aides according to regulation and agency policy
• Demonstrates on-going progress toward meeting the criteria for professional practice
• Must have at least two (2) years of experience in physical therapy
• Experience in an automated clinical information system, preferred
• Graduate of an accredited physical therapy curriculum with a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree with certification in Physical Therapy OR foreign-trained equivalent
• Current license to practice as a physical therapist in California
• National Provider Identifier (NPI) required
• Current CA Driver's license & a clear driving record for the past 2 years
• Proof of automobile insurance as required by law
• Clinically skilled to detect early warning signs of complications including medical assessments of skin integrity, mentation
• Ability to differentiate emergent versus non emergent patient care status
• Ability to look at patient holistically, not just body part or functional ability
• Competency to remove staples/sutures in the home
• Commitment to service orientation
• Effective written and oral communication skills (in English)
• Good interpersonal skills
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment
• Computer literate preferred
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