PRN Physical Therapist
Company: Mays Home Health
Posted on: November 25, 2022
At Mays, we take pride in the quality service that we provide our
patients. If you have a passion for providing excellent care to
patients, we want you to be part of our work family. Whether your
field is nursing, therapy, personal care, administration, or
marketing-at the end of the day, it is all about our patients that
we get the honor of serving.
1. Is registered as a Physical Therapist with the Board of
Registration in the state of practice.
2. Has graduated from an accredited school of physical therapy
approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.
3. Is licensed by the State, if applicable.
4. Community/home health experience is preferred.
5. Has two years of appropriate experience as a Physical
6. Has good oral and written communication skills; has good
7. Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate skills for communicating
with individual ages of those served.
8. Demonstrates an ability to supervise and direct professional
9. Has an ability to deal tactfully with the community.
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The qualified therapist assists the physician in evaluating level
of function, helps develop the plan of care (revising it as
necessary), prepares clinical and progress notes, advises and
consults with the family/caregiver and other agency personnel; and
participates in in-service programs (COP -484.32). The physical
therapist plans, organizes, and coordinates Physical Therapy
services to Agency patients/clients. Functions as a member of the
health care team with expertise in Physical Therapy.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
1. Provides skilled physical therapy services to patients/clients
according to a written physician's plan of care. Accepts only
clients referred by the Branch Supervisor or designee. This may
include, but is not limited to:
A. Assists the physician in assessing the client's level of
functioning by applying appropriate tests and in the development
and revision (as necessary) of the plan of care. Evaluates home
B. Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM-potential for
C. Directing physical therapy treatment.
D. Instructing patients/clients and/or families/caregivers in the
use and care of therapeutic appliances.
E. Determining priority needs for physical therapy
F. Takes vital signs of blood pressure, pulse ox rates,
respirations, and pulse for patients/clients as assigned.
G. Reporting to appropriate Case Manager patient's/client's
reaction to treatment or changes in condition.
2. 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/client, as well as
instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program
for the patient/client by participating in care coordination
3. Treats patients/clients to relieve pain, develop and restore
function and maintain maximum performance using appropriate
physical therapy treatments, modalities and procedures as stated in
the physical therapy plan of care.
4. Instructs and advises clients, family and other health team
personnel including, when appropriate, home health aides in certain
phases of physical therapy in which they may assist the client;
also instruct all the above in the use of prosthetic and orthotic
devices and durable medical equipment, if appropriate.
5. Observes, records and reports to the physician and/or Branch
Supervisor/RN Case Manager the client's reaction to treatment and
any change in the client's condition. Documentation reflects
6. May supervise homemaker/home health aides at least every 14
days, may teach Aide in duties of client care as needed, may assess
client's need for unskilled care and may revise plan of care as
appropriate. Communicates Plan of Care changes to client and Branch
Supervisor/RN Case Manager as often as necessary.
7. Teaches PTA in duties, procedures directly related to the
physical therapy plan of care as needed, assesses
patient's/client's need for unskilled care and revises plan of care
as appropriate. Communicates Plan of Care changes to patient/client
and branch supervisor/RN case manager as often as necessary.
Communicates changes in Plan of Care to PTA as appropriate
8. Identifies patient/client and/or family/caregiver needs for
other home health services and refers to RN Case Manager as
9. Prepares and submits a clinical progress summaries based on the
attainment of goals directed by Agency policy. Develops, prepares
and maintains individualized client care progress records with
accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate
10. Provides physical therapy consultation to home
families/caregivers when indicated.
11. Cooperates, consults with appropriate staff, and provides
in-service education programs for agency personnel when
12. Coordinates the total plan of care and maintains continuity of
client care by liaison with other health professionals.
Participates in Patient/Client Care Conferences. Initiates
Patient/Client Care Conferences for complex and/or
multidisciplinary clients whenever needed or helpful to ensure good
coordination of care. Plans for patient/client discharge from
13. Responsible for following all policies and procedures of the
Agency, regarding service delivery, documentation, and care
14. Responsible for keeping current in therapy trends and
knowledge. Participates in In-service programs.
15. Participates in Quality Improvement program of the agency. Can
verbalize own responsibilities and activities.
16. In ACHC Accredited offices, supervises PTA at least every 30
The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of
the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of
this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related
tasks other than those stated in this description.
1. Community and home environment
2. Exposure to infectious diseases
3. In and out of automobile.
4. This position has been designated Class I Field clinical staff
(see Infection/Exposure Control Plan). Employees performing Class I
Field clinical staff duties may be involved in potential exposure
to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious
materials. All Class I Field clinical staff employees will be
offered Hepatitis B vaccination at no expense to the employee.
1. Visual/hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal
2. Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity, which may
include heavy lifting/moving and extensive bending and
3. Ability to deal effectively with stress.
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Must meet the required continuing education hours for state
licensure as applicable. Agency personnel are expected to
participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested
and/or required by their immediate supervisor. In addition, agency
personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other
educational activities to enhance job related skills and abilities.
All agency personnel must attend mandatory educational
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