St. Lukes Hospital - St. Louis
Chesterfield, MO, United States
Physical Therapy, Healthcare
Apr 06, 2023
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Provides physical therapy services to patients in their homes.
Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent
1) Assists the physician in evaluating the patient's level of function. Assess patient's home environment for safety hazards and architectural barriers, identifies equipment needs.
2) Identifies functional problems and establishes goals and a plan of care designed to improve the patient's functional status (revising as necessary).
3) Performs patient tests, measurements, and evaluations, such as range of motion and manual muscle tests, gait and functional analysis, and body parts measurement, and records and evaluates findings to aid in establishing or revising specifics of treatment programs.
4) Performs and completes start-of-care, recertifications, resumption-of-care, and discharge Comprehensive OASIS assessments and associated paperwork in accordance to agency policy.
5) Instructs patient and family members, as well as other health team members, during certain phases of physical therapy in which they may work with the patient.
6) Periodically re-evaluates and upgrades the patient's program to maximize functional improvement.
7) Administers the exercise program utilizing specialized therapeutic exercise techniques and equipment.
8) Plans an administers prescribed physical therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of body part. 9) Recommends prosthetic/orthotic devices for patients or evaluates their devices and makes minor adjustments or recommends modifications by the prosthestist/orthotist.
10) Confers with the family, referring physician, and other agency professional staff to obtain information to promote coordinated, efficient, and quality patient care.
11) Performs and submits required documentation of patient's evaluations, plan of care, clinical notes, and progress reports, summaries along with changes in orders. All patient visit notes must be turned in the next scheduled work day, not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours.
12) Maintains necessary statistical and billing data.
13) Orients, instructs, and supervises the home health aide every two weeks in carrying out specific physical therapy modalities.
14) Keeps abreast of changes in physical therapy theories and practices, contributes to the ongoing development of programs and professionals within the service of sharing expertise, contributing resources and giving in-services.
15) Keeps his/her immediate supervisor informed of problem areas and makes suggestions for improvement.
16) Attends and contributes to in-services, clinical records reviews, meetings required to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the agency.
17) Performs physical therapy assistant on-site supervision as required by law. The supervisory visits may be made either when the physical therapy assistant is present so that the supervisor may observe and assist, or when the physical therapy assistants at all times while the physical therapy assistant is treating patients. The supervisory visit will include a complete on-site functional assessment, an on-site review of activities with appropriate revision of treatment plan, and an assessment of the utilization of outside resources.
18) The Physical Therapist will be accessible by phone to the physical therapy assistants at all times while the physical therapy assistant is treating patients.
19) Complies with Homecare Agency Compliance Plan.
20) Complies with Homecare Agency's Infection Control Policies.
21) Complies with Homecare Agency's HIPAA Policies. Performs other work duties as assigned. Total 100%
Must be a graduate from an accredited Physical Therapy program.
License - Certification - Registration (Text Only)licensed by the state of Missouri who meets the qualifications under the Federal conditions of participation for Home Health Agencies established by CMS. BLS (CPR) certification required upon hire.
Has had a minimum of one year working experience as a physical therapist. One year of Homecare experience preferred. The assessment, care and treatment provided by the PT will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. The PT is competent to care for patient age groups including the geriatric patient.
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