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Job Summary

Company
Medical Professionals for Home Health Care
Location
Chicago, IL 60619
Industries
Healthcare Services
Job Type
Full Time
Employee
Education Level
Associate Degree

Physical Therapist/ Physical Therapist Assistant

About the Job

Job Summary: Provide skilled therapy intervention and treatment to patients in a home setting. Including, appropriate utilization of treatment plans and assessment skills. Monitor carefully the patient status and progress toward goals as well as compliance with physician’s orders. Responsible for educating patients and caregivers while preparing the patient/caregiver for discharge as appropriate.

 

Qualifications/Educational Requirements:  

 

1.     Successful completion of a Physical Therapy program at a school of Physical Therapy approved by the American Physical Therapy Association or the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, or both. If licensed or registered prior to 1966, meets the alternative qualifications cited in the Medicare Conditions of Participation, Section 405.12

2.     Licensed as a Physical Therapist.

 

 

 

Responsibilities/essential functions: The person in this position must be able to perform the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

 

1.     Provide skilled physical therapy in accordance with the physician’s plan of treatment. *

2.     Supervise other Physical Therapists and/or Physical Therapy Assistants/Aides.*

3.     Assist the physician in the evaluation and assessment of the client’s level of functioning by applying appropriate tests and assist in the development and revision of the plan of care. *

4.     Treat clients to relieve pain, develop and restore function and maintain maximum performance using appropriate physical therapy treatments, modalities and procedures as stated in the physical therapy plan of care. *

5.     Observe, record, and report the client’s reaction to treatment and any changes in the client’s condition to the physician, Director of Nurses and Case Manager. *

6.     Educate client/caregiver and health care team in the phases of physical therapy in which they may assist the client, in the use of prosthetic and orthotic devices, and durable medical equipment, as appropriate. *

7.     Provide staff in-service education as directed by DON.

8.     Assess and regularly reevaluate the needs of the client. Develops implements and revises the client’s plan of care. *

9.     Initiate diagnostic, preventive and rehabilitative procedures as appropriate to the client’s care safety. *

10.  Assist with plan of care and maintain continuity of and/or multidisciplinary clients whenever needed to ensure good coordination of care.

11.  Promote coordination of care through interdisciplinary case conferences and communication with physician and field staff. *

12.  Develop, prepares and maintains individualized client care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to agency policy and procedures.

13.  Participate in the agency’s quality improvement program. *

14.  Keep abreast of physical trends and knowledge for service provision, documentation and care coordination.

* Essential Function

15.  Participate in staff meetings, in-service programs and Utilization reviews. *

Job Summary

:  The Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant provides skilled therapy intervention and treatments to patients in a home setting while acting under the supervision of the Registered Physical Therapist. This care includes providing direct patient care according to the treatment plan established by the Registered Physical Therapist. Monitor carefully the patient’s status and progress toward goals as well as compliance with physician’s orders. PTA’s are responsible for educating patients and caregivers while preparing the patient/caregiver for discharge as appropriate.

 

Qualifications/Educational Requirements:  

 

1.     Graduate of a two-year college-level program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.

2.     Licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Illinois.

 

 

 

Responsibilities/essential functions: The person in this position must be able to perform the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

 

1.     Implement physical therapy services in accordance with the plan of treatment developed by the physical therapist, signed by the physician and planned, delegated and supervised by the PT.*

2.     Treat clients to relieve pain, develop and restore function and maintain maximum performance using appropriate physical therapy treatments, modalities and procedures as stated in the physical therapy plan of care. *

3.     Observe, record, and report the client’s reactions to treatment and any changes in the client’s condition to the PT and/or Director of Nurses. *

4.     Collaborate with the PT in assisting the physician in assessing the client’s functional level by applying appropriate tests. Assist in the development and revision of the plan of care. *

5.     Complete clinical notes and progress reports according to agency policy and time frames. *

6.     Attend and participate with care conferences to ensure coordination of care. *

7.     Participate in the agency’s quality improvement program. *

8.     Keep abreast of physical therapy trends and knowledge. *

9.     Participate with in-service programs. *

 

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