Southeastern Home Health Services is recuriting Physical Therapists (PT) to provide serivices for our homebound patients. The PT will provide case management and therapy service necessary to support, maintain and implement Southeastern's home health care program.
PT's MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) Provides direct patient care as allowed by state and federal laws/practice acts.
(2) Identifies clients who have physical and/or psychological impairments through observation of the client and analysis of records, and helps client/caregivers secure appropriate medical, hospital or needed care.
(3) Helps achieve and maintain continuity of client care by planning and exchanging information with other health and social resources as well as intra-agency exchange of information.
(4) May assume responsibility for supervision of Home Health Aides assigned to the client.
(5) May serve as a case manager as assigned by the Nursing Supervisor.
(6) May assume responsibility for maintenance of the clinical record according to Southeastern's policy.
(7) Promotes and maintains health of individuals, families and the community through teaching, counseling and appropriate rehabilitative measures.
(8) Assumes personal responsibility to keep informed of current changes and trends affecting physical therapy care and professional therapist functions.
(9) Represents Southeastern in the community and functions as a liaison with other practitioners.
(10) Participates in agency's quality improvement activities as needed.
(11) Above duties are meant as a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by physical therapists. Staff may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
(1) Holds a license to practice physical therapy in the state where services are provided.
(2) Minimum one year therapy experience in acute hospital, long term care or home care setting required.
(3) Ability to read, follow written and oral instructions and document care given.
(4) CPR certification.
(5) Able to work in a team relationship with peers and supervisors as well as the ability to work with little face-to-face supervision on a daily basis.
(6) Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.
(7) Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation.
(8) Empathy for and understanding of the needs of the ill, injured, frail, elderly and impaired.
(9) Possesses and maintains good physical and mental stamina and health including:
- Negative TB test or chest x-ray upon hire and every two years thereafter.
- Ability to stand for minimum 30 minute intervals.
- Walk on even and uneven surfaces and rough ground.
- Climb at least one flight of stairs carrying 15 pounds.
- Lift 30 pounds from floor to chair and back to floor.
- Push/pull 30 pounds.
- Squat, bend, kneel, reach, twist, crawl, climb.
- Speech clear and understandable.
- Handle stress of dealing with a variety of client and family situations.
(10) Dependable means of transportation to assignments.
Long Term Care