Lymphedema Therapist



Posting Date January 12, 2022
Job Title Lymphedema Therapist
Specialty PT, OT
Hours FT
Overview Granite VNA is hiring a full-time Lymphedema Therapist (Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist with Lymphedema certification). When you join Granite VNA, you have the opportunity to work closely with patients and their caregivers to help them reach their goals and regain or maintain independence. The Granite VNA Lymphedema Therapist delivers age appropriate care to the patient in the home setting utilizing standard therapy best practice: assessment, planning, intervention, implementation and evaluation within scope of practice defined by the NH Therapy Governing Board. Therapist will effectively interact with patients, care givers and other healthcare team members while maintain all standards of professional therapy. Therapist will supervise Therapist Assistants assigned to patients. Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Develops and implements appropriate plan of care (POC) that complies with referral source orders, specific treatment measures, frequency/expected duration and discharge goals in partnership with the patient, healthcare provider, patient representative (if any) and/or caregiver(s) based on thorough assessment incorporating all aspects of patient limitations and goals, and potential discharge environment Documents accurate and ongoing assessment/reassessment, treatment and discharge of the patient: interventions, patient response to care provided, patient/caregiver educational needs, problems, capabilities, limitations and progress toward goals. Documentation includes evidence of appropriate patient/caregiver teaching, and the understanding of these instructions in accordance with agency timeframes. Engages the patient /caregiver in meaningful education and counseling as indicated per care plan. Communicates with all physicians involved in the POC and other health practitioners related to the current POC. Demonstrates responsibility to effectively coordinate the patient’s POC with members of the Interdisciplinary Team and other health professionals through team/patient care conference. Updates patient’s short-term/long-term goals as appropriate based on interdisciplinary team assessments and re-assessments. Participates in interdisciplinary team, agency projects, committees, QAPI program and/or other activities upon request and approval from direct supervisor. Attends Agency In-service programs. Other Job Functions: Supervise Therapist Assistants assigned to patients according to federal and state regulations. Benefits include but are not limited to: Health, vision and dental insurance Mileage reimbursement Contribution to 401(k) retirement plan Tuition reimbursement Comprehensive orientation program
Qualifications 1. Graduate of an approved physical therapy education program (CAPTE) or approved occupational therapy program (AOTA), accompanied by current New Hampshire license. 2. One year of physical therapy or occupational therapy experience. 3. Lymphedema Certification required 3. Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccine
Agency / Location Granite VNA
30 Pillsbury Street
Concord, NH 03301
Contact Information Abby Ofrias
Granite VNA
30 Pillsbury Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Phone: 603.230.5676
Fax: 603.227.7523
Email: abigail.ofrias@granitevna.org
Website: www.granitevna.org
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