Physical Therapist

US-NY-Medford
11 months ago
Job ID
2016-9790
# Positions
1
ArchCare at Home
Category
Rehabilitation Services
Work Days Per Week
5
Shift
D
Shift Start Time
9:00 AM
Shift End Time
5:00 PM
Type
Full-Time
# Hours
37.5

Overview

The Physical Therapist is responsible for the planning, provision and coordination of physical therapy to patients in a home setting in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Agency policies. 

Responsibilities

  1. Carries out the Agency’s mission, philosophy, goals and objectives within guidelines of Agency policy and position function.

 

  1. Interprets and implements the Agency’s philosophy to staff and members of the community.

 

  1. Performs initial and ongoing physical therapy evaluation according to APTA standards of practice and New York State Law and Rehabilitation Department guidelines.

 

  1. Provides physical therapy services for the patient, as ordered by the physician.

 

  1. Develops a plan of care for the patient, in collaboration with the nurse, identifying short and long term goals and patient and caregiver involvement.

 

  1. Intervenes in the restorative health care plan upon a request for evaluation and treatment of a physical disability and submits written initial evaluation for inclusion in patient’s record.

 

  1. Performs clinical tests to discover functional limitations and the potential for restoration and develops a plan of care with restorative and maintenance goals to meet identified needs.

 

  1. Applies physical therapy procedures to achieve identified goals, (i.e., therapeutic exercises, functional training).

 

  1. Instructs patient, family and other health team personnel in the use of assistive modalities and appropriate physical therapy procedures.

Qualifications

  • Graduate from a physical therapy program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association.

 

  • A current New York State license to practice as a Physical Therapist.

 

  • A minimum of two year’s general physical therapy experience with current home health, medical, surgical or critical care experience.

 

  • Possess and maintain good physical stamina and mental health, including satisfactory health clearance as required by New York State regulations and Agency policy.

 

  • Current Driver’s License, required insurance and car available for work as required.

 

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