The Physical Therapist (PT) helps achieve our mission by delivering age appropriate care to the patient in the home setting utilizing standard therapy best practice: assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation within scope of practice defined by the NH Physical Therapy Governing Board. PTs will effectively interact with patients, caregivers and other healthcare team members while maintaining all standards of professional therapy. PTs will supervise Physical Therapy Assistants assigned to patients.
- Develops and implements appropriate plan of care (POC) that complies with referral source orders, specific treatment measures, frequency/expected duration and discharge goals in partnership with the patient, healthcare provider, patient representative (if any) and/or caregiver(s) based on thorough assessment incorporating all aspects of patient limitations and goals, and potential discharge environment.
- Documents accurate and ongoing assessment/reassessment, treatment and discharge of the patient: interventions, patient response to care provided, patient/caregiver educational needs, problems, capabilities, limitations and progress toward goals.
Documentation includes evidence of appropriate patient/caregiver teaching, and the understanding of these instructions in accordance with agency timeframes.
- Engages the patient /caregiver in meaningful education and counseling as indicated per care plan.
- Communicates with all physicians involved in the POC and other health practitioners related to the current POC.
- Demonstrates responsibility to effectively coordinate the patient’s POC with members of the Interdisciplinary Team and other health professionals through team/patient care conference. Updates patient’s short-term/long-term goals as appropriate based on interdisciplinary team assessments and re-assessments.
- Graduate of an approved physical therapy education program (CAPTE), accompanied by
current New Hampshire physical therapy license.
- One year of physical therapy (PT) experience.