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Eligible for a Sign On Bonus! # General Summary of Duties: The provision of physical therapy to patients in their homes under written orders from qualified physicians according to established Agency policies and procedures. # Typical Physical Demands: Requires full range of body motion.# Requires ability to perform heavy work*.# Requires balance skills.# Requires ability to ascend/descend stairs.# Requires ability to perform floor-to-stand transfers.# Requires ability to kneel and sit for extended periods.# Requires ability to lift, transfer, and perform gait training on all surfaces with patients.# Requires ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.# Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.# Requires working under stressful conditions.# Requires limited exposure to communicable diseases. # Typical Work Conditions: Work is performed in patients# homes and in an office environment. # 1.## C4, F4### Admits/readmits patients and provides physical therapy to patients in their homes in compliance with Agency policies and State and Federal Regulations, incorporating the following: a)## A complete physical assessment. b)## Develops and implements an appropriate care plan and therapeutic goals with the patient/family.# Arranges for provision of assistive equipment. c)## Evaluation of patient safety on a 24-hour basis. d)## Exercises appropriate clinical judgment in coordination of patient care by all services involved. e)## Ongoing evaluation of significant changes in the condition of the patient and of progress toward the therapeutic goals. f)## Use of Agency and community consultants/resources. g)## Instruction of patient/family in procedures or responsibilities they are assuming and optimum wellness practices. h)##### Planning for the patient#s discharge from service. # 2.## C4, F4### Establishes and maintains case mix weight, utilization, patient satisfaction that aligns with industry standards and Agency operational objectives for quality care: a)## OASIS documentation correlates with the Plan of Care. b)## Uses recommended OASIS assessment techniques 100% of the time. c)## OASIS, documentation, and Plan of Care correlate to 95%. # # #3.# C4, F4#### Documents all services provided in the clinical record in accordance with State and Federal Regulations and Agency policy: a)## Documentation, including activities and mileage, if appropriate, is exported within 36 hours of visit. b)## Obtains physician verbal/written orders and complies with all reporting requirements. c)## Participates in coordination of care with physicians and with other disciplines as appropriate. # 4.## C4, F3### Manages work assignment in effective and efficient manner: a)## Upon receipt of referral, makes phone contact with client and makes first home visit according to Agency policy. b)## Remains flexible in daily planning allowing time for emergencies or unexpected visits. c)## Reports any cases to Clinical Manager where goals cannot be met or at risk situations exist and responds appropriately. d)#### Maintains required productivity expectation as established by the Agency. e)##### Utilizes interdisciplinary approach, attending team meetings and informing primary nurse of client#s progress/status with therapy. f)###### Delegates appropriate tasks to Home Care Aide.# Orients and supervises Home Care Aide in accordance with State and Federal regulations and Agency policy. g)##### Participates in the development of the interdisciplinary team Plan of Care on hospice patients, when appropriate. h)##### Utilizes payer sources correctly, reflecting changing levels of care. i)####### Delegates patient care responsibilities to Physical Therapy Assistant as appropriate. j)####### Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of case management. k)##### Demonstrates ability to manage cost and quality. # 5.## C3, F1#### Develops and maintains sufficient professional skills and credentials to meet the needs ############ of patient care: ################### a)## Attends a minimum of 12 hours of in-service per year to include mandated annual##### in-services. b)## Participates actively in self-appraisal and the formation of a plan of self-development. c)## Adheres to Agency Corporate Compliance Plan and HIPAA Privacy Plan as per written agreement. d)## Seeks appropriate clinical input to ensure appropriate patient care. e)## Projects professional image through attitude and compliance with dress code. f)## Capable of precepting new Therapists and students. g)## Functions as a team member with consideration to all staff. h)## Provides Agency with current copy of professional license. i)## Maintains CPR certification.# # Knowledge, Skills and Requirements: Knowledge of current APTA guidelines and standards.# Knowledge of Agency policy, regulations, and procedures to administer patient care.# Knowledge of current modalities and medical equipment relevant to patient care.# Skill in identifying patient problems and recommending solutions.# Skill in documentation in clinical records.# Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients/families, physicians, co-workers, and the community.# Ability to communicate clearly.# Possesses adequate transportation to carry out job requirements.# Must show proof of satisfactory automobile insurance with minimum coverage to be determined by Agency policy when using automobile for transportation.# Possession of an individual malpractice insurance policy.# Willingness to provide service in any part of agency geographic area, according to agency need. # Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in physical therapy from an APTA approved program. # Experience: One year of acute care experience.# Additional experience in home health care preferred. # Certificate/License: Possession of a current license to practice as a physical therapist in the State of Connecticut.

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