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Physical Therapist - Home Health (Per Diem)

JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the evaluation of patients, determining plan-of-care and goals of treatment, participating in treatment of patients, supervising assistants and aides and students in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, and observation and team members.
2. Provides individualized therapy treatment in accordance with plan of care.
3. May assist in the orientation of new caregivers and on-going in-service training and determine the qualifications and competence of department/services personnel who provide patient care services and who are not licensed independent practitioners.
4. Makes recommendations for relative content and scope of services and develop/implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
5. Makes recommendations relative to the acquisition of new equipment and needs for space. Participates with the manager in developing the annual budget.
6. Recommends and develops new services and programs in collaboration with staff.
7. Shares expertise with other health care professionals. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure smooth, continuous care of patients. Acts as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staff to facilitate problem solving, coordination of services and acts as an educational resource.
8. Completes documentation accurately, timely and within professional standards.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)
EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
  • MS degree in Physical Therapy is preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • General knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately
  • Previous experience as a Physical Therapist is preferred.
  • Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Physical Therapist license from the state Physical Therapy Licensing Board specific to location of practice
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to assess patient s condition and exercise independent judgment to implement life-sustaining action

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES
Oregon West Network Home Health:

  • Requires one year of Physical Therapist experience, with home health/geriatric experience preferred.
  • Valid driver s license and proof of auto insurance required.


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