PT Homecare Clinician PV
Company: MedStar Health
Posted on: July 15, 2019
Provides 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
Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited
1 year clinical experience.
License to practice Physical Therapy in the District of Columbia,
Maryland or Virginia. CPR certification required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Good clinical 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 experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Analyzes and documents patients and familys 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 patients 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 patients
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
Performs history and assessment related to episode of patient
illness to determine the patients habilitation/rehabilitation
needs. Recommends adaptive equipment and/or home modifications to
maximize patients 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 status.
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.
About MedStar Health
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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