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Evaluates, plans, and administers comprehensive physical therapy modalities / regimens to patient in their place of residence for the purpose of developing and restoring function through rehabilitative physical therapy as prescribed by a physician.
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- Performs accurate and comprehensive assessments
- Completes OASIS data sets for “therapy only” cases
- Obtains physician orders for certification and recertification of home physical therapy services
- Ensures that changes in patients’ clinical status are communicated to other healthcare team members and HHA office staff verbally and in writing in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner.
- Coordinates care planning and delivery with the physician, patient and family/caregivers, other healthcare team members, and HHA staff to facilitate optimal patient outcomes.
- Educates patients, their families/caregivers, and other staff (as appropriate), in appropriate physical therapy modalities
- Delivers physical therapy modalities appropriate to the patient’s clinical status and needs, and in accordance with the standard of care for the patient’s age.
- Provides, modifies, or discontinues physical therapy modalities based upon an ongoing assessment/reassessment of the patient’s clinical status and in accordance with physician orders.
- Assesses the patient for the need for durable medical equipment as well as other adaptive equipment needs.
- Develops appropriate home exercise programs tailored to the patient’s clinical status, needs, and age.
- Synthesizes date from the physical examination and analyzes data to make clinical judgments regarding patient management
- Able to appropriately assess and reassess a patient’s pain
- Utilizes appropriate pain management modalities that include, but are not limited to, physical therapy modalities.
- Educates the patient and/or caregiver in effective pain management modalities
- Provides physical therapy modalities in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
- Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality
- Provides supervision and mentorship to PT assistants
- Identifies risk of injuries or threats to life and health in the patient’s environment. i.e. environmental/safety/mobility risks and implements appropriate interventions to reduce those risks
- Addresses and supports cultural practices providing such practices do not harm the patient or others, and do not interfere with the planned course of physical therapy
- Performs transfer and discharge planning functions in accordance with HHA policy and applicable laws, regulations, and standards.
- Participates in the organizations information management program
- Complies with the HHA policies
- Adheres to all applicable laws, regulations, and standards
- Completes and submits necessary documentation in accordance with HHA policy and applicable regulations
- Submits verification of completed visits in accordance with Newsome Home Health policy
- Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences in accordance with Newsome Home Health policy
- Maintains current knowledge of community resources. Identify and accesses appropriate external and internal resources to meet patient and / or family needs and to facilitate optimal patient outcomes while home care services are being performed., and for transfer and discharge processes
Our Home Health Physical Therapists will:
- Adhere to Newsome Home Health dress code at all times, maintaining a neat and clean appearance
- Adhere to legal practice standards, including applicable federal, state, and local regulations and standards
- Maintains currency of professional knowledge by participating in (and completing) annual continuing education requirements
- Assures continued competency by maintaining and updating professional performance, knowledge, and skills.
- Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
- Wear identification while providing patient care
- Address your grievances and concerns
The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
We are always accepting applications for the following clinical positions:
Home Health Aides/CNA
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Medical Social Workers
Occupational Therapist Assistants
Physical Therapist Assistants
For more information contact Pam Thornton at 815-744-4770 ext. 201 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
920 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm