The Physical Therapist contracted or employed through the organization is responsible for providing physical therapy services and for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Personnel Services Agreement.
- Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician's plan of care. This may include, but will not be limited to:
- Assessing and evaluating therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total plan of care. Evaluates home environment.
- Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM—potential for rehab.
- Directing physical therapy treatment
- Instructing patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances
- Determining priority needs for physical therapy
- Reporting to physician patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition
- Initiates physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences.
- May train patient in the use of prosthetic device
- Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as necessary
- Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals
- Participates in discharge planning for patient
- Prepares and submits a clinical progress summary based on the attainment of goals as directed by Organization policy.
- Provides physical therapy consultation to home families/caregivers when indicated
- Provides inservice education programs for nursing organization personnel as needed
- Participates in peer consultation process
- Supervises physical therapy assistants according to organization policy and state regulations
- When therapy is the only skilled service, instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care every two (2) weeks
Education, Training and Experience
- Possess a Bachelors degree from an accreddited institute or Masters’ program in physical therapy approved by an accredited organization
- Licensed to practice as physical therapist within California, if applicable.
- Two years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist. Community/home health experience is preferred.
- Demonstrates good verbal and written communication and organization skills
- Possesses and maintains current CPR/BLS certification
- Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order