Physical Therapist
Erickson Living - Silver Spring, MD

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Responsible for day to day physical therapy evaluation and treatment of customer needs. Is a role model of customer service principles and consistently monitors and implements quality efforts. Ensure that the department functions accordingly to accepted regulatory and quality standards.

Essential Functions

  • Work with the interdisciplinary team to achieve/maintain the highest functional level of all customers and promote coordinated, efficient care.
  • Evaluate, develop and carry out physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physician and in compliance with physician order. Monitor plans and modify when necessary.
  • Completeappropriate screening of customers in order to determine whether the individual warrants further, in-depth evaluation/assessment.
  • Performs therapy duties in all settings RG, OP and CHH as needed.
  • Demonstrate respect for, adherence to and promotion of the mission and philosophy of the Erickson Retirement Communities.
  • Ensure customer independence and right to make personal choices to accommodate their needs by informing and including customers and/or families in their plan of care.
  • Maintain customer confidence and protect facility operations by keeping information confidential in compliance with current community HIPAA guidelines.
  • Enforce patient rights regarding privacy, personal property and grievances.
  • Maintain and enforce current company policies and procedures and state and federal guidelines governing care delivery and documentation of physical therapy services.
  • Adhere to American Physical Therapy Association┬┐s (APTA) Code of Ethics.
  • Direct treatments provided by assistants, aides or students in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Participate in care planning and discharge planning, attending meetings as indicated. Assure continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge from therapy by designing individualized maintenance programs, instructing customers, families, and caregivers and recommending adaptive equipment or follow-up programs.
  • Document services in medical and department records according to accepted company, regulatory and professional guidelines. Documentation must be accurate, concise, and timely, meet governmental and third party requirements, and reflect a clear picture of the problem, interventions and outcome.


  • Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
    • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in physical therapy required. Degree and training must meet current Medicare personnel requirements for Physical Therapy.
    • Need to utilize good reasoning and judgment skills to develop and adjust plans of care base upon status changes of the customer.
    • Must be able to accurately complete documentation, billing, timesheets and tally evaluative tests.
    • Experience in geriatric care across multiple diagnostic groups is preferred.
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Supervision of Physical Therapy Assistants required in accordance with company, state and federal requirements. Intermittent supervision of Rehabilitation Technicians may be required as requested by the Rehabilitation Manager.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    Must be able to document (both hand-written and via typed electronic documentation) clearly to meet reimbursement and regulatory requirements. Reasonable typing skills required. Must be able to speak clearly, be understood by customers and hear conversational speech.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

    Possess a valid current state license (for state in which the community provides service) in Physical Therapy, where applicable. Must meet CEU requirements to maintain valid state licensure in the state in which the community provides service. Current CPR Certification

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak clearly and hear conversational speech. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands, and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift, transfer and transport via wheelchair customers of variable sizes and weights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

    OSHA OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CATEGORY:

    After careful analysis, it has been determined that this position falls into OSHA Occupational Exposure Category and requires protective equipment.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. There is a risk of exposure to blood or body fluids in this job.

    EEO Statement

    Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender/ sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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