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Memorial Health Care Center Senior Physical Therapist in Owosso, Michigan

JOB SUMMARY

Works under the supervision of the Manager and Director of Home Care. A Registered Physical Therapist (PT) administers physical therapy to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Manager and Director of Home Care. Strives for superior performance by consistently providing a product or service to leadership and staff that is recognized as ultimately contributing to the patient and family experience. Recognizes and demonstrates understanding of patient and family centered care.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides physician prescribed physical therapy.

  • Completes a comprehensive assessment on patients upon first visit to home.

  • Documents all relevant information in a timely manner.

  • Completes OASIS assessments accurately and in required time frame per policy.

  • Completes necessary forms required for payer billing.

  • Completes assessments/reassessments required for all programs in the required time frame.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports hospital mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality statements, corporate compliance plan, customer service standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

  • Develops appropriate plan of care with goals that have been mutually agreed upon with patient/family based on assessment and physician’s orders.

  • Returns the individual to optimum and productive level within the patient’s capabilities.

  • Updates the plan of care as indicated by patient status (SOC, RCT, ROC, or when goals

    are met).

  • Consults with physicians regarding change in treatment.

  • Instructs patients and family/significant others in home programs and activities of daily living.

  • Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures.

DEPARTMENTAL AND ADDITIONAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in home health team conferences

  • Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned.

  • Participates in in-service programs and presents in-service programs as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  • Graduate from an approved school of Physical Therapy and licensed to practice in the State of Michigan.

EXPERIENCE

  • Previous Home Care experience preferred. Knowledge of Home Health regulations under Medicare and other Third party reimbursement agencies.

  • Two years of experience preferred.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES/MOTOR SKILLS

  • Able to travel independently throughout service area and all Memorial Healthcare facilities, ability to travel independently within homes including areas confined by space and/or equipment, ability to access a patient and his/her equipment for the purpose of assessment/treatment; ability to move patients as ordered safely.

  • Small motor skills required for operating modern computer, office, and telephone equipment as utilized by Memorial Healthcare (MHC). Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills required for completion of assessment.

  • Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:

  • Ability to participate in physical activity.

  • Ability to work for extended periods of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.

  • Heavy lifting.

  • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.

ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL ABILITIES

  • Proficiency using modern office, computer and telephone equipment as used by Memorial Healthcare.

ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES

  • Ability to adapt and maintain focus in fast paced, quickly changing or stressful situations.

  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents including, but not limited to policies, operating instructions, white papers, regulations, rules and laws.

  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to see for the purpose of reading information received in formats including but not limited to paper, computer, reports, bulletins, updates, manuals.

  • Able to see and hear for work-related purposes.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Ability to interact with co-workers, hospital staff, administration, patients, physicians, the public and all internal and external customers in a professional and effective, courteous and tactful manner, at all times, physically, verbally and in all written and electronic communication.

  • Required to remain calm when adversity is encountered.

  • Open, honest, and tactful communication skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member in all activities.

  • Positive, cooperative and motivated attitude.

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