Responsible for helping patients maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and function thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Under a physician approved plan of care, this position is responsible for providing interventions, conducting reexaminations, modifying interventions as necessary, and performing discharge planning.
- Provides a comprehensive patient examination / evaluation at the initial visit upon receipt of referral.
- Reassesses the patient at a minimum of every 30 days. Makes necessary revisions to the patient's plan of care in conjunction with the physician and documents the patient's continual care needs.
- Provides physical therapy patient/client management, including interventions in accordance with the physician approved plan of care.
- Provides documentation of each visit according to the APTA Documentation Guidelines and accepted regulatory standards for inclusion in the patient's clinical record.
- Provides coordination of care by participating in interdisciplinary team and by observing, recording, and reporting the patient's response to treatment and any change in the patient's condition to the team.
- Identifies the patient's need for other disciplines and services and initiates the appropriate referrals.
- Provides resources for future needs.
- Acts as a consultant to other care providers as needed.
- Current, unencumbered license to practice physical therapy specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.
- Graduate from an accredited physical therapy educational program as set by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
- One (1+) year related physical therapy experience for PTs entering home health care to ensure that knowledge and skills are sufficient to safely provide physical therapy services to patients.