Physical Therapy Practitioner

Location: San Francisco, CA

We are currently seeking a skilled Physical Therapy Practitioner to join our team in San Francisco, CA. This position offers the opportunity to provide excellent patient care and make a positive impact on the lives of our patients right in the comfort of their own homes.

As a Physical Therapy Practitioner, you will evaluate and treat patients under the guidance of a physician. Your use of various therapeutic procedures will help restore muscle strength, coordination, and body alignment, alleviate pain, and improve movement and function. Additionally, you will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team, providing valuable support and information within the realm of Physical Therapy.

Responsibilities

  • Perform 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 other arrangements are made.
    • Complete comprehensive assessments, including OASIS data set, within forty-eight (48) hours of referral for speech therapy services, unless other arrangements are made.
    • Develop a therapy care plan to guide the other members of the healthcare team involved in the patient's care. Review and update the plan as per agency policy and client needs.
    • Document all findings, plans, interventions, and outcomes and submit the documentation to the agency within seven (7) days, or per agency policy.
    • Communicate plans and changes to the physician, client Case Manager, and other caregivers through the care plan, progress notes, and participation in care conferences.
    • Notify the office of schedule changes and physician orders on the day the changes are made.
  • Provide appropriate teaching tailored to the client's needs and learning ability within their environment.
    • Assess the client's knowledge level and identify learning needs.
    • Plan, teach, supervise, and counsel clients regarding their physical therapy needs, promoting improvement or recovery, symptom management, and community resources.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching plan and establish a care plan for others to follow in teaching the client.
    • Attend and actively contribute to interdisciplinary team meetings and other required meetings.
    • Share areas of expertise with and between teams, initiating interdisciplinary referrals.
    • Participate in discharge planning and document it in the client's record.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the ongoing quality improvement process.
    • Serve on the Clinical Record Review Committee.
    • Use the OASIS assessment tool and outcome reports to enhance therapy services and improve 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.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of safety and infection control practices by complying with agency policies and procedures.
    • Recognize and respond to potentially unsafe situations.
    • Ensure safe practices in the use of equipment.
    • Assess the safety of the environment and take initiative to prevent accidents and promote safety.
  • Supervise relevant home care team members.
    • Conduct in-home supervision of home health aides and physical therapy assistants as directed and according to agency policy.
    • Evaluate employee performance and provide timely reviews as delegated.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as necessary.
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures, as well as professional and community standards in carrying out job duties.
    • Provide services in accordance with applicable state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO standards.
    • Attend meetings and required educational programs.
    • Take responsibility for personal and professional development and identify learning/developmental needs to your supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Physical Therapy program approved 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.
  • Hold a 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 a preference for home care experience.
  • Hold current CPR certification.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as good interpersonal skills.
  • Show the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Be a licensed driver with an insured automobile in accordance with state and/or agency requirements and have a good driving record.
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