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Physical Therapist

Company: visiting nurse services in westchester
Location: White Plains
Posted on: September 30, 2018

Job Description:

FULL TIME POSITIONS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY AVAILABLE!



Purpose of Position:



Plans

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.

Responsibilities:




  • 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

    appropriate.
  • Identifies

    and reports significant clinical information to the physician, Director ofRehabilitation 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.


    Qualifications:

    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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