Full Time
Independence, MO
Posted 1 week ago
  • Provide initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the patient’s needs, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments.
  • Establish a treatment plan in consultation with the physician and revises it with the approval of the physician as necessary.
  • Assist in development and implementation of the interdisciplinary patient care plan as it pertains to Physical Therapy.
  • Assist the physician in evaluating patients by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.
  • Treat patients to relieve pain, develop or restore functionality and maintain maximum performance, using physical means, such as exercise, massage, heat, water, light and electricity.
  • Consult and familiarize staff regarding the established plan.
  • Teach, supervise, and counsel the family and patient in the physical therapy program.
  • Instruct patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes and prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  • Provide the equipment required to carry out the plan.
  • Arrange for out-patient service for procedures which cannot be given at home.
  • Record on a timely basis all evaluation data, treatments, and patient’s response to therapy intervention Also records quality assurance data.
  • Prepare an assessment of the patient’s condition and periodic evaluations and summaries.
  • Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants and paraprofessionals as per agency policy.
  • Record and report to the physician the patient’s reaction to treatment and /or any changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Communicate with the physician at least every 30 days or whenever changes occur regarding the patient’s status and obtains additional orders, if necessary.
  • Communicate with other team members (including Home Health Aides) and, when appropriate, instructs them in certain phases of physical therapy that they may use while working with the patient.
  • Write clinical/progress notes on the date of the visit and incorporates same in the patient’s record.
  • Participate in case conferences, physical therapy staff meetings, agency activities and in-service programs as necessary.
  • Supervise the home health aide every two weeks when physical therapy is the only professional discipline involved in the patient’s care and supervises the Physical Therapy Assistant at least monthly.
  • Participate with staff, patients, and physicians in discharge planning activities and completes a Physical Therapy Discharge Summary
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a graduate of a Physical Therapy school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the A.M.A. in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Must be licensed or registered by the State.
  • Must have at least one year of institutional/home health experience.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have current CPR certification.

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