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Physical Therapist HH

1800 Parkway Center • Marietta, Georgia • Day Shift • Full Time • JR-11802

Facility: 1800 Parkway Center

Job Summary: The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing and supervising primary care to approximately 25-35 patients in their home setting. This includes age appropriate interventions for the client that meet the physical, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and educational needs of the patients whom requires rehabilitative care. The Physical Therapist is responsible for the coordination of all rehabilitative disciplines, throughout the episode of care. The Physical Therapist communicates with all team members including RNs, LPNs, Therapists, Social Works, Home Health Aides, the Physician, patient, family, and other internal and external individuals to ensure that the patient's plan of care is appropriately developed, implemented and that goals are met. The Physical Therapist supervises the PTAs and Home Health Aides, throughout the patient plan of care. The Physical Therapist participates with leadership to develop and implement processes to continue improvement with patient and agency outcomes. Core Responsibilities and Essential Functions: DIRECT PATIENT CARE - Assesses, coordinates with other disciplines and manages patient’s total needs, following physician’s orders, using the physical therapy process - Develops patient’s plan of care coordinating with other disciplines - Manages patient from admission through recerts to discharge and appropriately scheduling visits per physician’s order: adjust frequency as needed, based on patient clinical status and MD order - Performs routine and complex therapy procedures to meet the need of the patient 30% COORDINATION OF SERVICES FOR EPISODE OF CARE - Revises the plan of care based on patient need within physician orders, coordinating with other disciplines to ensure goals are met to achieve positive outcomes prior to discharge - Supervises PTAs and Home Health Aides throughout the continuum of care. - Develops and supervises the care plan provided to the Home Health Aides - Reviews Plan of Care for patients with the Manager Home Health and other team members and support services - Maintains communication with physician reporting any changes that may affect the patient’s recovery 20% PATIENT / CAREGIVER EDUCATION - Provides patient/caregiver education to develop and encourage self care to achieve positive outcomes - Utilizes both verbal and written tools to facilitate learning and promotion of independence during recovery - Be aware and report concerns to authorities or agency leadership on any issues that affect patient or staff safety 15% STAFF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Participates in the orientation and education of new employees as appropriate - Responsible for attending continuing education and in-services as directed and needed - Responsible to remain current in clinical knowledge for the care of the home health patient - Receives training, supervision or direction from leadership as needed 5% COMMUNICATION - Communicates patient status changes and lab results to the physician as appropriate . - Participates in care team conferences - Responsible for checking voice mail box and staff messaging a minimum of once daily 10% REGULATORY GUIDELINES - Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate application of CMS/State, and Joint Commission regulatory guidelines. - Responsible for accurate completion of required OASIS and visit documentation in the patient’s EMR - Completes all documentation within established timeframes 10% SUPPORTS AND PARTICIPATES IN PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES Participates in department performance improvement activities (i.e. chart review, committees, etc.). Participates in system-wide committees as requested. Identifies methods for improving department performance/care. Assists in implementing performance improvement opportunities 5% OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES - Meets established productivity standards - Weekend and call rotation as required - Perform other duties as assigned by Home Health Leadership 5% Required Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of physical therapy. Required Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s): All certifications are required upon hire unless otherwise stated.
  • Basic Life Support or BLS - Instructor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Georgia Driver's License
  • Private Vehicle insurance
Additional License(s) and Certification(s):Required Minimum Experience: Minimum 1 year of Full-time Physical Therapy experience Required and Home Health experience Preferred Required Minimum Skills: Strong critical care assessment and rehabilitation skills required. Positive leadership, problem solving skills, strong organizational and time management skills. Strong communication (written and verbal) skills. Ability to write and follow directions to patient’s homes. Use of Windows based computer, utilizing home health patient software, email, internet, computer based learning modules, etc. Good understanding of home health operations, reimbursement, law and regulatory processes. OASIS knowledge preferred
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