This is a qualified person who is responsible for supervising and participating in the application of a wide variety of physical therapy treatments to enhance rehabilitation of physical disabilities, injuries, and disease processes.
LINE OF AUTHORITY:
Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Administrator and/or Director of Nursing.
- Registered, licensed or certified by the state to practice Physical therapy with a minimum of one year as a physical therapist, homecare experience preferred;
- Graduate of a physical therapy curriculum approved by: The American Physical Therapy Association; or
- The Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association; or
- The Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association; or
Prior to January 1, 1966,
- Was admitted to membership by the American Physical Therapy Association, or Was admitted to registration by the American of Physical Therapist; or
- Has graduated from a physical therapy curriculum in a 4-year college or university approved by a State department of education; or
- Has 2 years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist, and has achieved a satisfactory grade on a proficiency examination conducted, approved, or sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service except that such determinations of proficiency do not apply with respect to persons initially licensed by a State or seeking qualification as a physical therapist after December 31, 1977; or
- Was licensed or registered prior to January 1, 1966, and prior to January 1, 1970, had 15 years of full-time experience in the treatment of illness or injury through the of physical therapy in which services were rendered under the order and direction of attending and referring doctors of medicine or osteopathy; or
If trained outside the United States,
- Was graduated since 1928 from a physical therapy curriculum approved in the country in which the curriculum was located and in which there is a member organization of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy; and o Meets the requirements for membership in a member organization of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.
- Demonstrates adequate health status to perform duties to include ability to safely transfer the weight of an adult sized patient.
RESPONSIBLITIES AND DUTIES:
- Performs comprehensive assessment using the OASIS data set;
- Provides physical therapy services as prescribed by a physician, which can be safely provided in the home and assisting the physician in evaluating patients by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities testing that can be accomplished in the home setting;
- Assists the physician in evaluating disability, injury or disease process of individual patients, and in determining the patient's level of function;
- Interprets plans and establishes and implements the proper treatment in accordance with the physician's orders;
- Contacts the physician directly for patient reports and care as needed;
- Submits appropriate documentation of the patients progress and course of care to the Agency and the physician;
- Observes and records activities and findings in the clinical record and reports to the physician the patient’s reaction to treatment and any changes in patient's condition, or when there are deviations from the plan of care;
- Instructs the patient and caregiver in care and use of physical therapy devices;
- Participates in educating the patient and family and in in-service programs;
- Instructs other health team personnel including, when appropriate, home health aides and caregivers in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with the patient;
- Evaluates the home environment and makes appropriate recommendations;
- Participates in staff development and Performance Improvement activities as requested. At least Monthly.
- Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants and Home Health Aides as required. The physical therapists shall be accessible at all times by two-way communication, which enable the physical therapist to be readily available for consultation during the delivery of care;
- Instructs the caregiver on the patient's total physical therapy program;
- Maintains continentality of all patient and Agency matters;
- Assists the physician in evaluating level of function, participates in developing the plan of care (revising as necessary), prepares clinical and progress notes, advises and consults with the family and other agency personnel; and
- Acts as Case Manager for Therapy only cases;
- Attains annual goals as established in the annual performance evaluation; and
- Submits required documentation in a timely manner.
About this company
Page Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is a 180 bed Independent, Not-for-Profit Organization that offers short and long-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services with a dedicated special care unit for residents with Alzheimers disease and other memory related disorders.
Our home-like atmosphere allows residents to enjoy courtyards accented by fountains and beautiful landscapes. While rooms are furnished to provide clinical services, we strive to provide an atmosphere where our residents will feel comfortable.
Facility staff is provided with education as a whole and within the various departments. This ensures they have the resources they need to provide high quality care and to meet the quality standards set by the residents and their families. Our staff utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach to care delivery.
To provide the citizens of Lee County access to high quality, cost effective skilled nursing and rehabilitation service.
Location/Region: Collier County Area