Physical Therapist, PT – Flexible Work Options

Location: Phoenix, AZ
We are looking for an experienced Physical Therapist to join our team. The ideal candidate will provide exceptional patient care to improve their quality of life, all from the comfort of their own homes. The Physical Therapist will assess and treat residents based on physician orders, using various therapeutic methods to restore muscle strength, coordination, and body alignment, alleviate pain, and enhance movement and function. They will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team, offering support and information within the field of Physical Therapy. Responsibilities - Conduct physical therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, skilled procedures, and ongoing evaluations for clients following a medically approved Plan of Care. - Complete initial assessments within forty-eight (48) hours of referral, unless alternate arrangements are made. - Develop a therapy care plan to guide other healthcare team members involved in the plan of care, regularly reviewing and updating it as needed. - Document all findings, interventions, and outcomes, submitting the documentation to the Agency within seven (7) days or as per Agency policy. - Communicate plans and changes to physicians, client Case Managers, and other caregivers through care plans, progress notes, and participation in care conferences. - Notify the office of schedule changes and physician orders on the same day they are made. Implement teaching methods suited to each client’s needs and learning ability, ensuring it aligns with their environment. - Assess clients' knowledge levels and identify learning needs. - Plan, teach, supervise, and counsel clients regarding their physical therapy needs, including symptom management of the disease process and community resources. - Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching plans and establish care plans for others involved in teaching the client. - Actively contribute to interdisciplinary team meetings and share expertise with other teams, initiating interdisciplinary referrals. - Participate in discharge planning and document it in client records. Assist in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of the quality improvement process. - Serve on the Clinical Record Review Committee. - Utilize the OASIS assessment tool and outcome reports to enhance therapy services and client outcomes. - Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to ensure consistency in data collection methods. Promote personal safety and maintain a safe environment for clients and coworkers. - Comply with agency policies and procedures regarding safety and infection control practices. - Recognize and respond to potentially unsafe situations. - Safely operate equipment. - Assess the safety of the environment and take preventive measures to promote safety. Supervise applicable home care team members. - Conduct in-home supervision of home health aides and physical therapy assistants as directed and in accordance with Agency policy. - Evaluate employee performance and provide timely reviews as delegated. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as necessary. - Carry out job duties in compliance with Agency policies, procedures, and professional and community standards. - Provide services in accordance with state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO standards. - Attend meetings and required educational programs. - Take responsibility for personal and professional development, identifying learning and developmental needs. Qualifications - Graduate of an approved Physical Therapy program by the American Physical Therapy Association, the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, or the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. - Current license/registration as a Physical Therapist in the state(s) of practice. - Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the healthcare field, with preferred home care experience. - Current CPR certification. - Strong verbal and written communication skills. - Good interpersonal skills. - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. - Licensed driver with an insured automobile that meets state and/or Agency requirements and maintains a good driving record.
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