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Physical Therapist (PT) - Home Health

Description

For over 40 years Pathways has been a Bay Area pioneer, leader, and innovator in Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care, and Care Management services. We provide care at home or in settings such as assisted living, a nursing home, or the hospital. We have offices in Sunnyvale, South San Francisco, and Oakland. Patients and their families know us for our personalized, high-quality care, delivered with empathy, kindness, and respect.

TITLE:
Physical Therapist (PT) - Home Health
OFFICE LOCATION:
South San Francisco, CA
PATIENT TERRITORY
: San Francisco County, San Mateo Country
SCHEDULE:
Full-Time (hours are flexible)
SHIFT:
8A - 5P

POSITION SUMMARY:
Physical therapy goals are to restore function to prevent or minimize disability following disease or injury and to help the client reach his/her maximum performance/function within the limits of his/her capabilities. The Physical Therapist evaluates and treats patients using medically prescribed physical therapy programs. The Physical Therapist may also supervise Physical Therapy Assistants per agency and regulatory standards.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Makes initial admission/evaluation visits. Notifies assigned Clinical Team Manager of OASIS scores within established timelines. Notifies appropriate staff of admission/evaluation and provides information on the follow-up plan.
  • In consultation with the assigned Clinical Team Manager, initiates and regularly re-evaluates and revises the plan of care. Instructs assigned PTA on the plan of care revisions.
  • On an on-going basis, documents observations, clinical findings, problems, skilled interventions/treatments, goals and discharge plans.
  • Assesses the need for the services of other team members (RN, OT, ST, MSW and HHA).
  • Provides and documents skilled care/interventions on all visits (includes skilled observation of the patient's condition, skilled care, medical procedures performed and teaching of the patient and/or family).
  • Obtains and documents physician orders.
  • Performs Home Health Aide supervision per regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinates care and documents communication with the assigned Clinical Team Manager (s), physician and other members of the home care team informing them of significant changes in the patient s condition and needs.
  • Follows established standards for point for service technology, documentation, and synchronization.
  • Uses agency provided telecommunication devices (i.e. cell phone, voice mail, and pager) according to established guidelines.
  • Submits weekly visit schedule of assigned patients. Collaborates with the Clinical Team Manager(s) to address scheduling needs.
  • Performs re-certifications, resumption of care, transfers, and discharges as requested by the assigned Clinical Team Manager. Completes and submits all related documentation within established timeframes.
  • Supervises Physical Therapy Assistant(s):

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate from an accredited physical therapy program approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • California license as a Physical Therapist by the Physical Therapy Examining Committee of the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance.
  • Minimum 2 years recent experience as a Physical Therapist. Prefer experience and interest in gerontology and home care.
  • Current CPR Certificate.
  • Current California driver s license and automobile insurance.

Physical Therapist (PT) - Home Health

Pathways Home Health and Hospice
San Francisco, CA
Full Time

Published on 01/12/2021