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Physical Therapist

Newsome Home Health Care Career

General:
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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Requirements:
  • 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
Conditions:

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.

Career Positions

We are always accepting applications for the following clinical positions:

Full/Part Time
Home Health Aides/CNA
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Medical Social Workers
Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapist Assistants
Physical Therapists
Physical Therapist Assistants
Registered Nurses
Speech Therapists

For more information contact Pam Thornton at 815-744-4770 ext. 201 or e mail pamt@newsomehomehealth.com

Corporate Office:
920 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm