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Physical Therapist (PT)

Responsibilities:

1. Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician’s plan of care and as defined in the state     Physical Therapy Practice Act. This may include, but not limited to:

    a. Assessing and evaluating therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total         plan of care. Evaluates home environment.

    b. Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM- potential for rehab.

    c. Directing physical therapy treatment.

    d. Instructing patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances.

    e. Determining priority needs for physical therapy.

    f. Reporting to physician patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition

    g. Initial and ongoing assessment to determine level of function, including OASIS assessment at appropriate time as                applicable.

2. 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.

3. May train patient in the use of prosthetic device.

4. Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as necessary.

5. Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals.

6. Participates in discharge planning for patient.

7. Prepares and submits a clinical progress summary based on the attainment of goals as directed by Organization policy.

8. Provides physical therapy consultation to home families/caregivers when indicated.

9. Provides in-service education for nursing organization personnel as needed

10. Participates in peer consultation process

11. Supervises physical therapy assistants according to organization policy and state regulations

12. Ensures there are arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.

13. When therapy is the only skilled service, instructs, supervises and evaluated home health aide care every two (2)               weeks.

Qualifications:

1. Possesses a degree from a baccalaureate or masters program in physical therapy approved by an accredited                     organization.

2. Licensed to practice as physical therapist within the state, if applicable

3. Two years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist. Community/home health experience is preferred.

4. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication and organizational skills.

5. Licensed driver with automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with the organization                    requirements.

We’re looking for independent, ambitious, and focused Employees who want to make their mark. Please complete the employment application on our Careers page and send your resume today to jobs@SaluteHomecare.com (PDF, MS Word or text only).

Position Type:  Per Diem
Salary:  Based on experience

Salute Homecare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.