Physical Therapist – Home Health, FT & PRN

The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing physical therapy services to home health patients.  Responsible for being knowledgeable of standard of practice of Physical Therapy in a home health setting. 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Demonstration of general knowledge of the principles and practices of appropriate customer service in a healthcare setting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all customers.
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
  • Knowledgeable of the roles and scope of practice and standard of care for Physical Therapy services. 
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving, decision making, interpersonal, and team work skills.
  • Demonstration of time management and organizational skills
  • Successful completion of mandatory requirements including unit proficiencies/competencies

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician’s plan of care.This may include, but will not be limited to:
  • Assessing and evaluating therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total plan of care.Evaluates home environment.
    • Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM – potential for rehab.
    • Directing physical therapy treatment.
    • Instructing patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances.
    • Determining priority needs for physical therapy.
    • Reporting to physician patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition.
  • Initiates physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences.
  • Complete all charting for each visit within 24 hours.
  • May train patient in the use of prosthetic device.
  • Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as necessary.
  • Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals.
  • Participates in discharge planning for patient.
  • Prepares and submits a clinical progress summary based on the attainment of goals.
  • Provides physical therapy consultation to home families/caregivers when indicated.
  • Provides in-service education programs for nursing organizational personnel as needed.
  • Participates in peer consultation process.
  • Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants.
  • When therapy is the only skilled services, instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care every two (2) weeks.
  • Records proper charging of patient treatments.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with team members, physicians and their office staff, and other healthcare providers to coordinate patient plan of care.
  • Maintains patient records accurately with documentation of all aspects of the care delivered.
  • Assists in orientation and training of new personnel.
  • Answers telephone and returns voice mail messages daily.
  • Assists director to problem solve operational issues.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and takes the initiative to implement changes.
  • Assures that patient information is maintained in confidential manner and complies with HIPPA regulations.
  • Assists staff with conflict resolution by providing guidance and support.
  • Demonstrates ability to multi-task and prioritize work maintaining accuracy of work within established times frames.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Participates in mandatory in-services, staff meetings and educational programs.
  • Demonstrates an initiative in personal/ professional development.
  • Presents a professional image.
  • Assists with control of costs through the judicious use of human and material resources.
  • Assists director in evaluating technical competencies of staff during a probationary period and annual performance appraisals.
  • Actively participates in departmental meetings, committees and departmental strategic plan initiatives, educational programs and mandatory in-services.
  • Complies with all Joint Commission rules and regulations.
  • Complies with all Rehabilitation Board rules and regulations and professional conduct standards.
  • Supports the mission, values and vision of the organization.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of disaster/emergency procedures and responds appropriately.
Requirements Include: 
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in Science in Allied Health Professions in Physical Therapy from an accredited program required
  • Current license in Physical Therapist in the State of Ohio required
  • Preferred two years of community/home health experience as a physical therapist
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) certification required.
  • Valid Ohio’s Driver License and maintains motor vehicle insurance.
Job Specifics
Department: 
Knox County Home Health
Status: 
Shift: 
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Average Weekly Hours: 
40
Contact: 
Employment Specialists
Phone Number: 
740.393.9021 or 740.393.9822
E-Mail Address: 
careers@knoxcommhosp.org
Posting Date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020