Physcial Therapist-Home Health

Location: Newport News, VA
Date Posted: 12-11-2017
Physical Therapist-Home Health
At Fidelity Partners, “It’s not just business…It’s personal.”
 
About Us:
 
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in the Medical Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of medical professionals for both premier private sector clients and in support of our military and government clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs. 
 
We are currently accepting qualified applications for a Physical Therapist to support one of our national Home Health clients.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST 

JOB SUMMARY:
 
The Physical Therapist will be responsible for providing a full range of age appropriate physical therapy services including assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with Agency’s qualifications, professional practices and ethical standards.
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
 
Reports to Agency Director and/or supervisor.
 
EDUCATION: 
 
Graduate of an APTA approved bachelor’s degree program.  Current professional licensure in the State.
 
EXPERIENCE:
 
Minimum of six months experience in Home Health preferred.
 
JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  1. Evaluates and assesses the patient based on subjective and objective information obtained through record review, formal and informal test administration with appropriate analysis and interpretation of results to develop a plan of care.
  2. Demonstrates professional judgment in choosing evaluation tools.
  3. Demonstrates skill and accuracy in performing patient evaluations and administering standardized tests when appropriate.
  4. Interprets test results appropriately.
  5. Uses clinical judgment in evaluating the patient’s response to treatment, making adjustments regarding patient’s needs.
  6. Consistently observes level of fatigue, pain, motivation, vital signs, frustration, etc., and assesses how long a patient can continue to tolerate activity. 
  7. Formulates written functional measurable goals, treatment plans, and/or home programs for patients and families.
  8. Incorporates information from evaluations, medical records, patient observation and interviews into the treatment plan.
  9. Regularly assesses the needs of the patient, formulating realistic and appropriate goals.
  10. Discusses goals with the patients, family and other professionals.
  11. Provides treatment according to established goals on treatment plan and reassesses patient’s functional status when goals are met or there is a change in the patient’s condition.
  12. Consistently selects appropriate treatment techniques and equipment to meet the needs of the patient.
  13. Demonstrates the ability to establish treatment priorities and deal with most important areas first.
  14. Continually re-evaluates the patient’s progress and therapy program
  15. Reassesses treatment plans, modifying, adjusting and upgrading plans within the patient’s capabilities in order to achieve the highest level of function.
  16. Consistently uses professional judgment and creativity in preparing several alternatives or innovative solutions to problems encountered in therapy.
  17. Responsible for the completion of all treatment scheduled during the home visit.  Requests assistance from others when necessary to complete treatment. 
  18. Instructs/educates patients/families in appropriate activities and referral to community resources as appropriate using both verbal and written programs.
  19. Designs home programs individualized to meet the patient’s needs.  Educates patient and family in these programs.
  20. Demonstrates the ability to communicate with patients and establish favorable attitudes and motivation in treatment.
  21. Demonstrates the ability to handle patient confidentiality and uses complete discretion when discussing patient matters. 
  22. Documents evaluations and progress in the clinical record and maintains patient records as required.
  23. Records initial patient evaluations, clearly and concisely, writes progress and discharge notes according to Agency standards.
  24. Consistently and promptly completes charges on a daily basis and submits to the appropriate clerical staff. 
  25. Communicates with patients, families, and all health care professionals required to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary care.
  26. Consults with other professionals as appropriate to determine the most appropriate treatment consistent with the needs and capabilities of each patient.
  27. Collaborates through case conferences, with physicians and other professionals to discuss patient care, therapeutic modifications, and discharge planning.
  28. Coordinate with case management to plan for post discharge needs in terms of durable medical equipment and follow through with the continuum of care relating to therapy services, as appropriate.
  29. Plans for patient discharge in adequate time for referral to outside agencies and/or support groups, as appropriate. 
  30. Maintains skills and knowledge through training and continuing education to provide expected standards of care.
  31. Participates in Performance Improvement in-services and educational programs according to Agency guidelines.
  32. Assumes personal responsibility for on-going continuing education and professional development. 
  33. Serves as case manager for therapy only cases and ensures appropriate 
Interdisciplinary referrals are made to the appropriate disciplines. 
  1. Completes the OASIS admission paperwork and comprehensive
          assessment for therapy only cases. 
  1. Reports all significant findings to the director of nursing in order to facilitate appropriate inter-disciplinary referrals. 
  2. Maintains liaison with other disciplines and other agencies that are involved in the patients care to ensure appropriate coordination of care.  
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
Ability to lift/carry 50 pounds or more.  Frequent and prolonged bending, stooping, crouching, walking, pushing, pulling, and standing.  Must use oral communications to perform work.  Must use written and/or verbal sources of information.  Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
 
Travel is required to make home visits.  Occasionally subjected to irregular hours.
 
SCOPE:
 
Evaluation and treatment of individuals with known or suspected disabilities or injuries or recovering from surgery.
 
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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