Physical Therapist -Inpatient

  • Confluence Health
  • 1020 North Wenatchee Avenue Wenatchee Washington 98801 United States
  • Posted: Apr 24, 2019
Other Allied Health

Job Description

Please note this is a Pool / As Needed postion. No gurantee of hours.


Position Summary:

Responsible for evaluation, treatment, and case management of a patient's condition in his/her residence as it relates to the patient's disability, injuries, and/or disease processes. Quality of care is provided in accordance with the mission of Home Care Services.

Position Reports To: Clinical Manager

Essential Functions:

  • Performs therapeutic activities and evaluations.
  • Develops a plan of treatment that includes specific exercises and modalities and change these as condition warrants.
  • Records daily progress notes on outpatients after each treatment.
  • Follows SOAP or other format which includes evaluation, re-evaluation, discharge goals, and plan of treatment for the patient.
  • Consult with referring health care providers regarding patient treatment and program implementation.
  • Participates in:
    • Staff programs and meetings.
    • Continuing education programs in and out of the facility.
    • Inter and intra-departmental education.
    • Periodic peer review.
    • Quality Improvement Programs.
  • Reports any malfunction in dept procedure, equipment and service or problems with staff/patients.
  • Instructs and supervises Physical Therapist Assistants, Aides and Volunteers.
  • Assists department leadership in:
    • Periodic evaluation and updating of Departmental policies and procedures.
    • Maintaining standards of patient care.
    • Developing goals and objectives for the department.
    • Orienting new staff, hospital personnel and visiting students to physical therapy treatment and procedures.
    • Maintaining department records (i.e., billing time cards, patient charting, etc).
  • The physical therapist is responsible to the Home Health Supervisor.
  • Exhibits interpersonal skills that promote a positive functioning department.
    • Communicates and interacts effectively with patient/caregiver, peers, health team members, community, management, and physicians.
    • Cooperates well with staff, physicians and other departments; maintains positive working relationships.
    • Follows through on problems that may compromise patient care by using the appropriate chain of command.
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary work environment:
    • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of safety policies and procedures; practices proper body mechanics.
    • Uses two patient identifiers before treating.
    • Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and policy and procedure manuals.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of infection control and isolation procedures and policies.
    • Maintains a clean and safe environment for patients according to department policies.
    • Participates in Home Care Services emergency and disaster drills; knows personal role in the event of a fire and other emergencies while on duty.
  • Required to maintain current BLS certification.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.



    • Acquired degree from accredited Physical Therapy Program.
    • Licensed in the State of Washington
    • Demonstrates ability to apply up to date therapy skills and techniques.
    • BS degree from a school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the AMA.
    • Must be licensed to practice PT in Washington State.
    • Strict adherence to professional code of ethics.
    • One (1) year of recent physical therapy experience.
    • Must possess basic computer/electronic device skills related to navigation, typing, email communication and password management.
    • Annually completes competency/certification requirements.
    • Current, valid driver's license and access to an insured vehicle with minimum coverage by law.


    • Previous homecare, acute care or skilled nursing experience.

    Physical/Sensory Demands:

    O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.

    F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.

    C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.

    Physical/Sensory Demands For This Position:

    • Walking - C
    • Sitting/Standing - F
    • Reaching: Shoulder Height - F
    • Reaching: Above shoulder height - F
    • Reaching: Below shoulder height - F
    • Climbing - O
    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - O
    • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
    • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - O
    • Lifting: 25 pounds or less - F
    • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
    • Lifting: Over 50 pounds - F
    • Carrying: 25 pounds or less - F
    • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
    • Carrying: Over 50 pounds - F
    • Crawling/Kneeling - O
    • Bending/Stooping/Crouching - O
    • Twisting/Turning - C
    • Repetitive Movement - O

    Working Conditions:  

    • Work is performed in the patient's home environment or a facility.  Involves continuous contact with patients.  Interaction is constant with frequent interruptions.  Contact involves dealing with ill people.

    Job Classification:

    • FLSA:
      • Non-Exempt
    • Hourly/Salary:
      • Hourly

    Physical Exposures:

    • Physical Exposures For This Position:
      • Unprotected Heights - No
      • Heat - Yes
      • Cold - Yes
      • Mechanical Hazards - Yes
      • Hazardous Substances - Yes
      • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential - Yes
      • Lighting - Yes
      • Noise - No
      • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation - No
      • Infectious Diseases - Yes