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Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist

Per Diem

The Physical Therapist provides skilled therapy interventions in the treatment of the patient’s illness, rehabilitative needs, and preventative care. He/she utilizes a holistic approach in the provision of ongoing assessments, problem identification and specific therapeutic interventions, teaching, and training activities. The Physical Therapist is responsible for providing service according to accepted standards of clinical practice, facilitating problem’s solution, and thereby, the achievement of individualized patient goals and outcomes.

Plan of Care
1. Complies with accepted ethical and professional standards of physical therapy practice as set forth by the American Physical therapy Association.
2. Confers with the patient’s physician in developing, implementing, and revising the therapy Plan of Care, based on initial and ongoing assessments, and as required by policy/regulations.
3. Adheres to the Plan of Care in the provision of care.
4. Initiate contacts with the physician and the Director of Nursing (DON), in a timely manner, utilizing an appropriate professional judgment.
5. Ensures interim/renewal physician orders are obtained as necessary and communicated effectively.
6. Utilizes a systematic, individualized, goal/outcome-driven approach in developing the therapy plan of care and in the delivery of therapy services. Ensures proactive revision or addition to the plan of care to meet patient needs as assessed or diagnosed and as required by policy/regulation.
7. Assesses the appropriateness/effectiveness of PTA’s and paraprofessional care related to therapy and appropriately incorporates problem-specific interventions in the paraprofessional plan of care related to physical therapy.

Care Coordination
8. Initiates and responds appropriately to contact with/from the patient, physician, DON, other members of the healthcare team, in a timely manner as regards to patient needs and status changes as per policy/standards.
9. Acts as a liaison between the patient, physician, DON, other members of the healthcare team, and the community in assuring effective care coordination, appropriate resource referrals, and supervision of paraprofessional staff.
10. Participates in care coordination activities and acts as a resource for other healthcare team members in the identification, management, and/or resolution of the patient’s needs/problems.
11. Maintains the highest standards of professional conduct concerning information that is confidential in nature. Shares information only when the recipient’s right to access is clearly established and the sharing of such information is clearly in the best interest of the patient.
12. Appropriately communicates to ensure adherence to professional standards in providing and providing supplies, materials, and equipment needed to safely and effectively implement the plan of care.
13. Provides PTA’s and paraprofessional staff with a personal care plan that reflects the current plan of care, as it relates to therapy. Supervises and evaluates the performance of paraprofessional staff, related to physical therapy directives.
Teaching and Training
14. Ensures that the plan of care incorporates and guides appropriate teaching related to health maintenance and prevention, safely and interventions to achieve individualized patient-driven goals/outcomes. Uses appropriate methods and tools in all teaching and training activities, including those associated with discharge.
15. Participates, as assigned, in teaching and training of other healthcare staff members including, but not limited to:
a. Orientation of staff members to an individualized plan of care, inclusive of expected goals and outcomes.
b. Providing leadership and direction, especially as related to PTA’s and paraprofessional personnel, in the ongoing implementation of the plan of care.
c. Timely assessment and provision of policy or procedure-specific training whenever a needed is defined.

16. The Physical Therapist will prepare, submit and maintain documentation as required by the Agency.
NOTE: Submission of clinical, time visit notes, and any other documentation related to documents is required for satisfactory completion of an assignment as defined by the Agency’s policy. Failure to provide required documentation on a timely basis as defined by the Agency’s policy will result in a disciplinary action and on the case of time documents, the Agency will be unable to generate a paycheck due to the lack of written documentation of time worked.
The Physical Therapist
18. Accurately and thoroughly documents patient’s care observations, interpenetrations, and evaluation on a day services are rendered.
19. Assures that verbal orders obtained from the physician are accurately transcribed for implementations.
20. Documents supervisory visits for inclusion in the patient’s records on the prescribed form in a timely manner.
21. Monitors the appropriate completion of documentation by PTA’s/home health aides/nursing assistant as part of the supervisory /leadership responsibility.
22. Contacts the office / DON immediately with any itinerary changes.
23. Can be contacted at all times by beeper / cellular while in the field.
24. Complies with Human Resources standards.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $60.00 – $65.00 per hour

Medical specialties:

  • Home Health


  • Day shift


  • PT: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Home Health: 1 year (Required)


  • Physical Therapy License (Required)
  • BCLS Certification (Required)
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