Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist 2018-05-25T16:40:03+00:00

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Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Rehab Manager, the Home Health Physical Therapist is a professional therapist, knowledgeable in the care of the acute and/or chronically ill adult and/or child, who provides care and services to patients in the home.

Job Responsibilities and Functions

The function of the physical therapist is to provide direct physical therapy services in accordance with a plan of treatment which the physical therapist helps to develop; revise care plan as necessary in collaboration with the patient/family, the NVNA health care team which is approved by individual patients’ physicians.

Operational and Care Coordination Functions

  • Respect the rights of the patient to informed decisions regarding care when differences exist between the patient needs, applicable laws and regulations and/or the agency’s capability or mission.
  • Manages a caseload of physical therapy only patients and coordinates their health care plans, as indicated.
  • Consider social and environmental factors affecting the patient’s condition and incorporates these factors into the care plan. Insure social, cultural, religious and ethical issues/conflicts are resolved involving the patient, family, physician and appropriate NVNA staff.
  • Establish realistic measurable goals when implementing care plans involving the patient/family in all aspects of care.
  • Conduct assessments, develop care plans, determine goals and interventions specific to the age and developmental level of the patient.
  • Respect the rights of the patient to informed decisions regarding care when differences exist between the patient needs, applicable laws and regulations and/or the agency’s capability or mission.
  • Regularly evaluate patient care plans and goals and adjust plans in collaboration with the patient according to patient progress.
  • Facilitates accurate, timely and efficient documentation of reimbursed services

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a program of physical therapy approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Registered in Massachusetts with the Board of Registration and Discipline in Medicine.
  • Minimum of two years’ clinical experience in a physical therapy setting.
  • Previous home health care experience desirable.

Leadership and Practice Responsibilities

  • Regularly evaluate patient care plans and goals and adjust plans in collaboration with the patient according to patient progress.
  • Strive for Excellence-Set challenging goals; produce quality work including accuracy, timeliness and attention to detail; explore ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency; continue education to remain current in knowledgebase and skill level; participate in quality and process improvement efforts; pursue responsible risk-taking.
  • Ability to Adapt-Demonstrate flexibility by displaying ability to adapt to change; understand and promote the value of different ideas and opinions; ability to adjust plans and objectives when given new direction or priorities; handle stressful situations effectively

Performance Improvement Responsibilities and Functions

  • Promotes customer service by responding to and resolving difficult and sensitive patient and staff inquiries and complaints

Personal and Professional Development

  • Provide in-service education for agency staff and other community agency personnel.
  • Offer community programs in area of expertise as requested and as time permits.
  • Maintain current knowledge of physical therapy practices and acquire new skills as needed by attendance at workshops, courses, in-service education sessions, etc.
  • Assist with orientation and training of newly-hired physical therapists.
  • Participate in the agency Quality Assurance/Improvement activities.

 Working Conditions

  • Potential exposure to a variety of diseases which may be communicable in nature
  • Latex exposure can be expected as some environments are not latex free
  • May travel from office to meetings, patient homes and other facilities for extended periods of time and in a variety of weather conditions
  • Some non-standard work hours and all-call are required
  • Additional certifications may be required, including basic life support depending on work area

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Standing, sitting walking, bending, squatting, repetitive movements, driving
  • Weight lifting up to 50 pounds and weight transferring up to 150 pounds

To Apply:

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Once Completed – to submit, click on the orange “Submit” button at the bottom of the application or save the application to your desktop and email it to: jobs@natickvna.org

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