Physical Therapist

LIGHTHOUSE HOME HEALTH CARE

Job Description

  • Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician’s plan of care. This may include, but will not be limited to:
  • Assessing and evaluating therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total plan of care. Evaluates home environment.
  • Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM—potential for rehab.
  • Directing physical therapy treatment.
  • Instructing patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances.
  • Determining priority needs for physical therapy.
  • Reporting to physician patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition.
  • Initiates physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, as well as instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences.
  • May train patient in the use of prosthetic device.
  • Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as necessary.
  • Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals.
  • Participates in discharge planning for patient.
  • Prepares and submits a clinical progress summary based on the attainment of goals as directed by Organization policy.
  • Provides physical therapy consultation to home families/caregivers when indicated.
  • Provides in-service education programs for nursing organization personnel as needed
  • Participates in peer consultation process.
  • Supervises physical therapy assistants according to organization policy and state regulations.
  • When therapy is the only skilled service, instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care every two (2) weeks.

To apply for this job email your details to lpender@lighthouse-homecare.com