Please note this is a Pool / As Needed postion. No gurantee of hours.
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
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.
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:
- Staff programs and meetings.
- Continuing education programs in and out of the facility.
- Inter and intra-departmental education.
- Periodic peer review.
- Quality Improvement Programs.
The physical therapist is responsible to the Home Health Supervisor.
Exhibits interpersonal skills that promote a positive functioning department.
- 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).
Maintain a safe and sanitary work environment:
- 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.
Required to maintain current BLS certification.
Other duties as assigned.
- 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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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