We have an immediate need for CERTIFIED PHYSICAL THERAPIST (PT) for growing NURSING FACILITY
LOCATION: MARYVILLE / ALBANY / ROCKPORT / SAVANNAH / BETHANY - MISSOURI (MO)
START DATE: ASAP
POSITION: TRAVELER ASSIGNMENT
TRAVELER - 13 week assignment - SKILLED NURSING FACILITY.
Pay: Flexible based on Shifts you pick up.
This staff therapist is directly responsible for delivering effective, safe and state of the art therapy treatments to those individuals or groups of individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Responsibilities will also include accurate and timely completion of appropriate clinical and billing documentation as well as effective communication with all the members of the interdisciplinary team. In addition, the staff therapist may be responsible for the clinical supervision of assistants, aides and/or students in a given setting.
: 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 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.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
: Working knowledge of the managed care industry.
: Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements.
: Working knowledge of palliative care for the terminally ill patient.
: Knowledgeable of the care for the chronically ill and frail elderly.
: Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service skills.
: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
: Able to work autonomously and manage their caseload.
: Operational knowledge of computerized clinical documentation and office application systems including the use of laptop/notebook computers.
United Health Care Staffing, Inc (www.uhcstaffing.com) is a full service healthcare staffing company. We specialize in providing contract, temp-to-perm, travel, per diem, and direct hire personnel across wide spectrum of rehabilitation service providers servicing in the areas of Hospitals, Skilled Nursing, School therapy, Out-patient clinics, private settings, Home health and ADHC's.
Includes great perks, salary, benefits and travel allowance. Flexibility of work and work within your schedule as much as possible.
Need to be Licensed Therapist with minimum 1 year of experience working in SNF, Home-Health or Out-patient.
Recent TB, Physical and HepB
Driver's License and willing to do Drug Screen and Background checks.
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