Physical Therapist- Homecare
Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Posted on: October 16, 2021
About MedStar Health
evaluation and physical therapy treatment in accordance with agency
standards, the laws and regulations governing the provision of
physical therapy services in the state of Maryland, District of
Columbia or Virginia and other regulatory
degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited school.
1 year clinical
practice Physical Therapy in the District of Columbia, Maryland or
Virginia. CPR certification required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
skills. Organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written
communication skills. Knowledge of home equipment, home care
reimbursement, and regulations governing PTAs. Verbal and written
communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Smart Phone
Primary Duties and
Analyzes and documents patients and family’s response to
interventions. Evaluates measurable progress toward goals and
revises plan of care. Identifies and modifies underlying factors
that impede progress toward goals. Makes recommendations for update
in plan of care, using knowledge of interventions and resources.
Establishes and documents teaching plan for patients/families based
on patient’s level of knowledge, diagnosis, prescribed treatment
and available resources. Communicates (verbal, written,
demonstration) respectfully with patients/families, supervisor,
peers and other health team members. Establishes visit schedule and
informs patient/family and team supervisor.
Contributes to the achievement of established goals and
objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality
standards, and safety standards. Completes annual Code of Conduct,
Compliance and other mandatory training.
Implements an effective physical therapy treatment plan
in conjunction with the patient, their family/caregiver, the
patient’s physician and other members of the health care team, and
modifying treatment plan as needed. Evaluation includes interview,
observation, palpation, specialized assessments including but not
limited to goniometry, muscle strength testing, and sensory
testing. Such assessments require use of tools (e.g. goniometer,
sphygmomanometer, stethoscope) and the possession of sight and
hearing senses or the use of prosthetics that will enable these
senses to function adequately.
Independently implements and documents plan of care for
patients with routine to complex problems to facilitate continuity
of care. Documented interventions are related to plan of care.
Interventions reflect standard of care for patient
condition/diagnosis. Interventions include utilizing agency and
community resources. Performs therapy interventions consistent with
home care protocols. Interventions reflect knowledge of standard
home care supplies and equipment used in patient care.
Independently organizes patient assignments for
completion of tasks within acceptable time frames. Seeks assistance
from PT III, Rehab Care Manager or supervisor regarding complex
patient problems. Maintains necessary clinical records, collects
data and prepares reports on activities. Submits completed
admission records within 48 hours and daily records within 24 hours
with a Ninety-five percent accuracy on technical audit.
Recertification completed prior to recert date. Maintains caseload
mix and productivity for acuity level of patients.
Initiates and participates in regularly scheduled case
conferences; includes all disciplines. Includes patient and family
in mutual goal setting and care plan revision.
Maintains effective working relationships with other
departments and participates in multidisciplinary quality and
service improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on
committees and represents the department and agency in community
outreach efforts. Enhances growth and development and enriches
personal knowledge and skill through participation in educational
programs and affiliations.
Performs history and assessment related to episode of
patient illness to determine the patient’s
habilitation/rehabilitation needs. Recommends adaptive equipment
and/or home modifications to maximize patient’s functional
abilities and safety. Identifies primary patient problems from
assessment. Identifies discharge planning needs including referrals
to appropriate community resources. Interprets abnormal clinical
data to anticipate problems associated with changing patient
Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs procedures and modalities, including but not
limited to, therapeutic exercise, functional mobility training,
gait training, heat/cold application and ultrasound.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care
for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while
advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation
and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians
work in a variety of settings across our health system, including
10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the
largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly
respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the
medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for
more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the
next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education
and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health
offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal
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