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Physical Therapist- Dutchess/Putnam County

Company: visiting nurse services in westchester
Location: White Plains
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Job Description:

FULL TIME PHYSICAL THERAPIST OPPORTUNITY IN PUTNAM/DUTCHESS COUNTY



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:

1. Assesses

patients for functional limitations or needs related to diagnosis.

2. Develops

a therapy plan of treatment with specific goals in collaboration with the

patient, family, physician and other health team members.

3. Provides

direct care to treat the medical/surgical condition through the use of accepted

physical therapy modalities.

4. 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.

5. Provides

written home exercise program to patient (and others) as needed and also

provides a copy for the patient's record.

6. Continually

re-evaluates the patient's condition and modifies the plan of treatment as

appropriate.

7. Identifies

and reports significant clinical information to the physician, Director ofRehabilitation Manager and the primary

nurse coordinating services.

8. Documents

all clinical evaluations, treatments and patient's response to therapy

interventions on a timely basis.

9. Participates

in patient care conferences for coordination purposes and documents outcomes.

10. Participates

in quality improvement activities as appropriate.

11. Recommends

adaptive equipment and assistive devices to maximize patient function.

12. Provides

education and consultation with patients/families and agency staff as needed.

13. Provides

case management activities for patients/families when appropriate, under the

direction of Rehabilitation Department Manager.

14. Promotes

and facilitates optimal functioning and independence.

15. Systematically

plans for discharge and continually evaluates the patient's progress toward

this goal.

16. Provides

physical therapy only evaluations as directed.

17. 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. 7. Knowledge of McKesson Clinical Software preferred.

8. 8. Must

maintain CEU requirements.

9. 9. Professional

Liability Insurance in the amount specified by VNSW.

Keywords: visiting nurse services in westchester, White Plains , Physical Therapist- Dutchess/Putnam County, Healthcare , White Plains, New York

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