Physical Therapist – Home Care Full Time



Posting Date May 30, 2019
Job Title Physical Therapist – Home Care Full Time
Specialty Physical Therapist
Hours FT
Overview Current Opening Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reporting to the Clinical Director/Manager, the Concord Regional VNA Physical Therapist (PT) 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 Physical Therapy Governing Board. PTs will effectively interact with patients, care givers and other healthcare team members while maintain all standards of professional therapy. PTs will supervise Physical Therapy 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 Physical Therapy Assistants assigned to patients according to federal and state regulations. Work Environment The employee will be exposed to a variety of uncontrolled work environments. The employee may be exposed to all kinds of weather conditions while driving to and from work assignments. The employee may also be exposed to blood and bodily fluids, virus, disease and infection from patients and environmental hazards in the work environment. The employee may be required to work extended periods of time using a laptop and/or other mobile device. Concord Regional VNA Values Treats people without judgment in an appreciative manner. Values the rights, wishes and culture of each individual. Listens to understand by being present and attentive. Treats others with fairness. Compassion - Shows kindness and empathy in all interactions. Demonstrates care and concern through active listening. Approaches each interaction with awareness and presence and is sensitive to others' needs and challenges. Competence - Encourages continuing education and supports skill development to effectively meet the needs of our community. Uses best practices. Demonstrates critical thinking. Culture of Excellence - Promotes the highest quality of care through innovation and resilience to changes. Embraces challenges with creative problem solving and leads with advanced technology and programs. Leadership - Provides strong leadership, sets a good example, skilled decision maker and motivator. Creates an atmosphere that encourages risk-taking. Fosters an environment of trust and authenticity. Guides others to a common purpose. Stewardship - Moves the Agency's mission forward while respecting its history. Is transparent with all stakeholders. Manages all resources appropriately and cultivates awareness and respect for the Agency's tangible and intangible resources. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific abilities include reading, writing and speaking in English, normal or correctable vision with the ability to accurately discern colors, and hearing. This position requires the ability to use of computer to document patient care. Specific abilities include use of fine motor skills to type, write and perform professional skills. This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching as well as lifting and supporting patients. This position requires the ability to minimally lift up to 50 lbs. and the ability to provide up to 75% assistance for patient transfers. This position requires the ability to frequently enter and exit and/or sit in an automobile for prolonged periods while commuting to work assignments.
Qualifications Requirements Minimum Qualifications and Requirements 1. Graduate of an approved physical therapy education program (CAPTE), accompanied by current New Hampshire physical therapy license. 2. One year of physical therapy experience.
Agency / Location Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association
30 Pillsbury Street
Concord, NH 03301
Contact Information Christine Caccia
Concord Regional VNA
30 Pillsbury Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Phone: 603-230-5676
Fax: 603.227.7523
Email: christine.caccia@crvna.org
Website: www.crvna.org
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