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Physical Therapist

Company: visiting nurse services in westchester
Location: White Plains
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

Purpose of Position:

and administers physical therapy treatment programs for medically referred
patients to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability following
disease, injury or loss of body part through a variety of treatment modalities.


  • Assesses
    patients for functional limitations or needs related to diagnosis.
  • Develops
    a therapy plan of treatment with specific goals in collaboration with the
    patient, family, physician and other health team members.
  • Provides
    direct care to treat the medical/surgical condition through the use of accepted
    physical therapy modalities.
  • Instructs
    and supervises the patient/family and home health aide (and others) in the home
    exercise program and other aspects of patient care as appropriate and documents
    their response to instruction.
  • Provides
    written home exercise program to patient (and others) as needed and also
    provides a copy for the patient's record.
  • Continually
    re-evaluates the patient's condition and modifies the plan of treatment as
  • Identifies
    and reports significant clinical information to the physician, Director of Rehabilitation Manager and the primary
    nurse coordinating services.
  • Documents
    all clinical evaluations, treatments and patient's response to therapy
    interventions on a timely basis.
  • Participates
    in patient care conferences for coordination purposes and documents outcomes.
  • Participates
    in quality improvement activities as appropriate.
  • Recommends
    adaptive equipment and assistive devices to maximize patient function.
  • Provides
    education and consultation with patients/families and agency staff as needed.
  • Provides
    case management activities for patients/families when appropriate, under the
    direction of Rehabilitation Department Manager.
  • Promotes
    and facilitates optimal functioning and independence.
  • Systematically
    plans for discharge and continually evaluates the patient's progress toward
    this goal.
  • Provides
    physical therapy only evaluations as directed.
  • Submits
    completed clinical documentation in accordance with agency policies.


    1. NYS
    Professional License and current registration to practice as a Physical
    Therapist.2. One
    (1) year of full time experience in direct provision of physical therapy
    service.3. Home
    care experience preferred.4. Automobile in good working order and auto insurance
    in the amount specified by VNSW.
    5. Valid
    driver's license.6. Computer
    Knowledge preferred.7. Knowledge of McKesson Clinical Software preferred.
    8. Must
    maintain CEU requirements.9. Professional
    Liability Insurance in the amount specified by VNSW
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