Responsible for providing quality rehabilitative Physical Therapy to patients, involving musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary deficiencies and to promote excellent customer service while adhering to state and federal standards.
Essential Job Functions
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Patient care activities to increase the clientï¿½s function and independence including:
Evaluation (initial and interim) to determine level of function and problem identification;
Goal setting and care planning in consultation with the physician to achieve goals;
Treatment provision, patient/family education and provision of equipment to increase the patientï¿½s level of function and independence,
Discharge evaluation and planning.
Timely recording of all evaluation data, treatment, and clientï¿½s response to therapy interventions.
Recording outcome of conferences and quality assurance data.
Attends and participates in appropriate client care conferences, staff meetings, in-service programs and agency committee meetings.
Provides continuing education and consultation to clients, families, and other staff members.
Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA) and Home Health Aides (HHA) as appropriate.
Educates staff in clinical aspects, as needed.
Maintains current knowledge of the Physical Therapy (PT) profession by participation in formal education programs, workshops, and professional organizations.
Performs other related functions as required.
Ensures that care is provided with respect for patient rights.
Ensures protected health information is kept confidential.
Reports complaints made by patients or families to the appropriate persons.
Adheres to established personnel policies.
Reports allegations of patient abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of patient property.
Safety and Sanitation
Follows standard precautions and infection control procedures.
Reports all accidents and incidents observed.
Identifies and responds appropriately to emergency situations.
Assures safety needs of the patients are addressed and met.
Create positive image between co-workers.
Promote positive inter-agency communication.
Instill confidence in staff members and build self-esteem through acceptance and recognition of employees.
Provide role modeling of team work, accountability and a positive attitude.
Demonstrate and encourage appropriate problem solving methods.
Graduation from a Physical Therapy curriculum approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) or any accrediting body approved by the U.S. Office of Education.
Two (2) years of experience as a Physical Therapist), preferably in Home Care settings.
Demonstrates problem solving and decision making abilities.
Knowledge of principles, concepts and methodology of physical therapy appropriate for terminally ill patients.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
Demonstrated ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team.
Ability to develop and maintain rapport with the patient and family.
Must be able to execute the terms and conditions set forth in the SCL Home HealthEmployee Handbook, including, but not limited to:
Works in a safety-conscious manner which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk to self or others in the workplace.
Complies with company policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations
Adheres to policy on Drug-Free Workplace
Interacts in a tactful, diplomatic, and therapeutically effective caring environment which ensures the self-respect, personal dignity, rights and physical safety of each resident and facility guest
Maintains a dependable attendance record and adheres to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene, and dress code.
Takes positive action to ensure equal opportunity in the conduct of all business activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, citizenship, veteran status or any other legally protected category.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.