Physical Therapist



Posting Date January 22, 2021
Job Title Physical Therapist
Specialty PT
Hours FT
Overview POSITION BENEFITS • Competitive Pay • Excellent Hours. Work Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. • Small family centered agency that encourages a work -life balance. • Paid Time Off • Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental, vision) • Employer paid Life and Disability insurance. • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions • Mileage Reimbursement • Free Training • Employee referral bonuses JOB SUMMARY Provide physical therapy services and expertise in accordance with the physician's plan of care. Participate in the development of the physical therapy program. Provide advisory service to other healthcare professionals who share responsibility for patient care. Provide, when requested, physical therapy services to hospice patients as ordered in the patient’s plan of care. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Provide physical therapy services to patients according to a physician’s written plan of care and as defined in the state Physical Therapy Practice Act. Assess and evaluate therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, home environment and participation in the development of the total plan of care. Assess for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM-potential for rehabilitation. Determine priority needs for physical therapy services. Direct physical therapy treatment. Instruct patients and families/caregivers in the use and care of therapeutic appliances. Report patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in condition to physician. Document OASIS assessment. Initiate physical therapy program and instruct other healthcare professionals and/or family members/caregiver in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient. Instruct them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences. Train patient in the use of prosthetic device, when appropriate. Identify patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refer, as necessary. Prepare and submit clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals as directed by agency policy. Provide physical therapy consultation to home families/caregivers when indicated. Provide in-service education programs for agency nursing personnel as needed. Supervise physical therapy assistants according to agency policy and state regulations. Instruct, supervise and evaluate home health aide care every 2 weeks. Participate in discharge planning for patient. Perform other duties assigned.
Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Master’s degree in Physical Therapy, APTA approved program required. Current license to practice Physical Therapy in the State of New Hampshire is required. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in physical therapy required, community health setting preferred. SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to deliver physical therapy in a manner that is appropriate to patient’s age, physical ability and intellectual development, as defined by the plan of care. Must demonstrate proficiency in assessing treatment and responses and adapting to meet the needs of the client population served. Ability to verbally communicate to express or exchange ideas and to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to patients, physicians, families and other employees. Ability to participate in the development of a physical therapy plan of care. Ability to perform job independently, when required. Ability to demonstrate courtesy, compassion and respect in relating to patients, families, visitors, physicians and co-workers. Ability to work as a team and maintain positive working relationships with employees and healthcare professionals. Ability to document patient care accurately according to healthcare standards and plan of care. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and other industry specific programs. Must demonstrate ethical conduct and build trust with patients and family members. Ability to follow safety guidelines as instructed by the agency. Ability to wear protective clothing such as mask, glove, head cover, safety glasses, etc. Ability to travel required. Travel throughout central New Hampshire is required. Current drivers’ license is required. Proof of automobile insurance is required. Ability to pass a motor vehicle background screening is required.
Agency / Location Franklin VNA & Hospice
75 Chestnut Street
Franklin, NH 03235
Contact Information Cherrie Murray
Visiting Nurse Association of Franklin
75 CHESTNUT ST
FRANKLIN, New Hampshire 03235
Phone: 603-934-3454
Fax: 603-934-2222
Email: cmurray@franklinvna.org
Website: http://franklinvna.org/
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