Home Health Physical Therapist
- Location: Sheridan, WY
- Posted: Dec 11, 2019
A Registered Physical Therapist (PT) administers physical therapy to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence which may include care to the terminally ill Hospice patient as needed. Works as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care AS NEEDED. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the homecare/hospice nurse manager.
Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures.
Provides physician prescribed physical therapy.
Improves or minimizes residual physical disabilities of the patient.
Returns the individual to optimum and productive level within the patients capabilities.
Participates with all other health care personnel in patient care planning.
Directs and supervises personnel as required.
Takes initial history and makes initial evaluation.
Performs all skilled procedures as ordered by physician.
Consults with physicians regarding change in treatment.
Writes reports to physicians regarding patient's progress.
Instructs patients and family/significant others in home programs and activities of daily living.
Participates in inservice programs and presents inservice programs as assigned.
Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned.
Attends all patient care conferences as scheduled.
Prepares clinical and progress notes.
Assists physician with evaluating level of function.
Helps develop the plan of care and revise as necessary.
Consults with family and Agency personnel.
Completes and submits OASIS assessments, reassessments, transfers, resumptions of care, discharges and significant change in condition in accordance with Agency defined time frames.
Appropriately utilizes ICD-9 codes.
Obtains, maintains and communicates accurate patient medication information across the continuum of care.
Education / Experience / License and Certifications
Graduate from a physical therapist curriculum approved by the american physical therapy association, or the committee on allied health education and accreditation of the american medical association, or the council of medical education of the american medical association and american physical therapy association.
Currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.
Two (2) years experience, preferred.
Acceptance of philosophy and goals of this Agency.
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
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Specific demands not listed: Possible exposure to blood and or body fluids / infectious disease / hazardous waste requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Exposure to odorous chemicals / specimens and Latex products.
Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required.
- Part Time