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Physical Therapist (#1108)

Salary Range:$35.75 to $50.97
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Eligible
Employment Type:Casual
Department:Home Health/Hospice
Available To:Public
Description:Klickitat Valley Health is currently seeking a Physical Therapist to provide casual Physical therapy services to our Home Health patients as needed. This position is per diem/casual and doesn't guarantee any hours.

The primary function of the Physical Therapist is to furnish the highest quality of physical therapy services possible, while providing the patient with a pleasant experience. The Physical Therapist (PT) is responsible for completing evaluations, developing written treatment plans, and providing ongoing treatments that are designed to improve the patient’s functional status in conjunction with the overall treatment objectives. The PT recognizes that the responsibilities of this job are patient-centered, and, with that in mind, he/she will organize, supervise and render the highest quality of care to each patient.

REPORTS TO: Director of Home Health & Hospice or Therapy Supervisor as assigned
SUPERVISES: Physical Therapy Assistants for direct patient care as assigned by supervision
Duties:RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Demonstrates support for the agency mission statement to promote quality, efficient, comprehensive, and effective patient service.
2. Participates in and supports the agency’s performance improvement activities.
3. Participates in orientation, competency testing, and in-services as required.
4. Performs comprehensive initial and on-going physical therapy assessments per standards of practice on each assigned agency patient and develops the plan of care in collaboration with patient, RN Case Manager, and physician.
5. Regularly evaluates the effectiveness of each assigned patient’s plan of care, response to treatment, revision needs, discharge plans, and progress to patient goals.
6. Establishes goals to enhance the rehabilitative ability of patient, which may include but not be limited to: balance and strengthening skills; functional gait and transfer training; instruction in DME use; neuromuscular facilitation/inhibition; perceptual, prosthetic, and kinetic treatment; and related to needs.
7. Uses a framework of assessment, implementation, coordination, and evaluation providing outcome-based services for an assigned caseload from admission to discharge.
8. Complies with all home health and hospice regulations, standards and agency policies and procedures.
9. Appropriately seeks supervisory assistance as necessary to effectively perform duties.
10. Assesses and reports patient pain score to RN Case Manager.
11. Maintains confidentiality of patient, personnel, and agency operations.
12. Using agency documentation materials and/or computer based software to record patient treatment activity in a timely manner including patient response to interventions.
13. Promotes patient, personnel, and office safety and utilizes universal precautions.
14. Meets productivity requirements established for home health care physical therapist.
15. Supervises assigned Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs) by establishing and/or updating a plan of care in conjunction with the patient/representative and evaluating compliance and progress to measurable goals.
16. During patient/representative interactions identifies cultural, spiritual, verbal, and non-verbal patterns indicating a need for counseling and suggests referral to RN Case Manager.
17. Assesses caregiver’s ability to manage patient occupational therapy needs.
18. Evaluates the safety of the home environment and recommends to patient/representative potential solutions for identified concerns.
19. Uses equipment properly and seeks training if necessary.
20. Provides education, advice, and consultation with patient/representative and agency personnel as needed.
21. Participates in QAPI quarterly record review as assigned.
22. Presents a professional appearance and promotes positive work environment.

Qualifications:QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be a graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program (approved by the Council of Medical Education and Hospitals of the AMA and APTA) leading to a Bachelor, Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.
• Must be currently licensed as a Physical Therapist in the state of Washington.
• Professional membership with active participation in the APTA is preferred.
• Possesses and maintains a current state certification/license as a PT
• Maintains CPR certification
• Possesses current driver’s license and a dependable insured automobile

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
• Must be able to perform competencies and techniques as outlined on the Physical Therapy Skills Checklist
• Excellent work ethic and dedication to patient success
• Demonstrates competency, as appropriate to the ages of patients served, in the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs; knowledge of normal growth and development; and an understanding of the range of the treatment needed.
• Possesses effective communication skills and ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and educational experiences
• Possesses good time management
• Possesses ability to make independent patient care judgements and is self-direction
• Presents a professional appearance and promotes a positive work environment
• Demonstrates computer literacy
• Is able to meet the physical requirements as outlined in this job description


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