Physical Therapist

Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Date Posted: 06-25-2018
Physical Therapist-Home Health - Virginia Beach, VA
 
About Us:

Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare, technology and logistics services company supporting both private and government sector clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professionalism and work ethic to cultivate long-term relationships.
 
We are currently accepting qualified applications for a PHYSICAL THERAPIST to support one of our Home Health clients in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.
 
Summary:
Directs physical therapy treatment toward preventing disability, relieving pain, developing, improving and/or restoring muscle function and maintaining maximum performance within the client’s capabilities in accordance with the plan or care/treatment. The PT will oversee physical therapy assistants to assure appropriate implementation of the plan of care.
 
Experience:
  • One year of physical therapy experience (acute care/home care setting) or as required by law
 Required Skills:
  • Knowledge and ability and the necessary skill and judgment to perform all procedures as outlined in the scope of practice
  • Ability to contribute as a team member and ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements at the state, federal and local level
Essential Functions:
Clinical Services
  • Evaluates the client’s level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities tests
  • Evaluates the home environment for rehabilitation and makes appropriate recommendations to increase the independence of the client
  • Supplies physical therapy services in the home as prescribed by a physician
  • Administers manual therapeutic exercises; instructs, motivates and assists clients in non-manual exercises and functional activities
  • Administers traction, massage and treatments involving the application of physical agents
  • Evaluates, fits and adjusts prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommends any modifications to the physician
  • Participates in the development, review, and updating of the care plan
  • Observes, records and reports any changes in the client’s condition and response to therapy and makes
  • suggestions for changes in the plan of care to the client’s physician and Case Manager
  • Prepares clinical records (initial evaluations – including OASIS, care plans, progress notes, discharge summaries) and submits them for the client’s clinical record
  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team in case conferences and in planning and evaluating the total treatment for the client and confers with interdisciplinary team members as needed
  • Advises and consults with the client/family and other agency personnel
  • Submits orders and documentation (clinical and payroll) on a timely basis and according to branch policy
  • Instructs and supervises Home Health Aides or CNAs/STNAs, as applicable, in certain phases of physical therapy services they may to the client
  • Instructs the client/family in the use and care of physical therapy devices and on client’s total physical therapy program
  • Instructs and supervises Physical Therapy Assistants in certain phases of physical therapy services they may provide to the client
  • Supervises the Physical Therapy Assistant minimally as required by applicable state law
  • Completes an on-site functional assessment, review and revision of the plan of care and assessment of utilization of community resources as required by client
  • Accessible to the Physical Therapy Assistant when a Physical Therapy Assistant is providing treatment to a client
Marketing:
  • Participate in the marketing efforts of the office as needed
  • Participates in community relations activities as requested
  • Promotes the agency through positive representation and communication of its services
Coordination of Services:
  • Communicates effectively with all team members
  • Attends case conferences as requested
  • Assists with quarterly reviews, if requested
  • Contributes to the effectiveness of case management and coordination of services through open communication
Financial Management:
  • Understands and contributes to the financial management of cases within guidelines of the payer and client rules
  • Understands and complies with parameters of budget relating to expenses
Policies, Procedures, and Documentation:
  • Provides care as outlined in the client’s plan of care and documents appropriately in the record
  • Follows all company policies and procedures
  • Submits all documentation (clinical and payroll) timely and per branch policy (at least weekly)
  • Assures and completes accurate documentation with all clinical data including but not limited to admission through discharge, updates, OASIS, HCFA 485, physician’s orders, skilled nursing visits and changes in conditions
  • Is punctual for client visits and reports to work as scheduled
  • Is flexible and works cooperatively for agency needs
  • Quality Improvement
  • Understands the concept of continuous quality improvement
  • Applies the concepts of quality improvement to all work practices
  • Is knowledgeable of the agency’s QI goals and participates as directed
 
Education:
  • Graduate of an accredited physical therapy program
Licensure:
  • Current valid license as a physical therapist by the state(s) of practice
  • Current CPR certification
  • Valid Driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance
Application:
Interested candidates may apply at careers@fidelitypartners.org fax resumes to 210-568-4518.
 
 
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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