Physical Therapists

 
Basic Role
  • The physical therapist is a qualified professional person who directs, supervises, evaluates and provides physical therapy services to clients in the home as prescribed by the attending physician.
 
Qualifications
  • Enjoy and able to work with clients in their home setting.
  • Good diagnostic and clinical skills, understanding how clients’ signs and symptoms relate to their disease process.
  • Enjoy the challenge of creating client focused treatment plans that work in the home setting. 
  • Ability to motivate others to reach their goals.
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn state and federal regulations, and maintain compliance with each.
  • Demonstrate persistence.  Strive to improve skills and achieve goals despite setbacks or obstacles.
  • Committed to meeting quality standards.
  • Display trust, patients and responsiveness to clients’ needs.
  • Licensed in the State of Ohio.
  • One year experience preferred by not required.
     
Organizational Relationship
  • Reports to: Assistant Director of Nursing
 
Responsibilities
  • Evaluate clients by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.
  • Evaluate and treat clients to help relieve pain and restore function to maximum performance.
  • Participate in the development and periodic revision of the plan of treatment and short and long term goals. 
  • Prepare an assessment of the client’s condition and periodic evaluations and summaries, develop a plan of care and problem list, and write clinical/progress notes on the date of the visit and incorporates same in the client’s record no less than weekly.
  • Communicate with the physician and the interdisciplinary healthcare team the client’s reaction to treatment and/or any changes in the client’s condition.
  • Instruct clients and their families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices (canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Instruct the family in the client’s total physical therapy program, including implementation of home exercise program.
  • Attend physical therapy staff meetings, case conferences and in-service presentations.
  • Supervise the physical therapy assistant, as indicated.
  • Maintain compliance of 13th, 19th and 30 day visits by coordinating weekly schedule with Medicare Office to ensure proper coordination with other therapists providing care. 
  • Notify agency of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meeting, which will affect agreed services with the Agency.
  • Participate with staff, client, and physician in discharge planning activities and complete the physical therapy discharge summary within the designated framework of Agency policies.
     
All other tasks as appropriately assigned by the Vice President.