In accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations, provides independent, age-appropriate physical therapy to patients in their place of residence. Teaches patient/family and caregivers preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develops and coordinates the plan of care and provides case management.
- Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction.
- Detects early warning signs of complications including medical assessments of skin integrity and mentation.
- Ability to differentiate emergent versus non emergent patient care status and escalates appropriately.
- Providing initial and ongoing assessment to determine level of functioning.
- Evaluate the patient comprehensively, not just body part or functional ability.
- Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals.
- Initiates discharge planning for physical therapy.
- Experience in an automated clinical information system preferred.
- 1-year experience in home health agency preferred.
- OASIS Certification.