Rehabilitation Therapist

Location: San Jose, CA

We are looking for a skilled Rehabilitation Therapist to join our team in San Jose, CA. The ideal candidate will provide exceptional patient care in the comfort of their homes, making a positive impact on their lives.

The Rehabilitation Therapist will assess and treat patients, following physician orders, using a variety of therapeutic techniques to restore muscle strength, coordination, and body alignment, relieve pain, and improve movement and function. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the Rehabilitation Therapist will also provide support and information within the field of rehabilitation therapy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct physical therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, and skilled procedures for clients under a medically approved Plan of Care.
    • Ensure initial assessments are completed 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.
    • Create a therapy care plan to guide other healthcare team members involved in the plan of care. Review and update the plan as required by Agency policy and client need.
    • Document all findings, plans, interventions, and outcomes and submit documentation to the Agency within seven (7) days or as 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.
    • Inform the office of changes in schedule and physician orders on the day such changes are made.
  • Deliver appropriate teaching tailored to the client's needs and learning ability.
    • Assess the client's knowledge level and identify learning needs.
    • Develop and administer therapies to educate and guide clients on their physical therapy requirements, covering improvement or recovery, symptom management, and available community resources.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching plan and establish a care plan for others to follow in educating the client.
    • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and actively contribute ideas and expertise.
    • Share knowledge and expertise among different teams and initiate interdisciplinary referrals as necessary.
    • Contribute to discharge planning and document it in the client's record.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of ongoing quality improvement processes.
    • Serve on the Clinical Record Review Committee.
    • Use the OASIS assessment tool and outcome reports to enhance therapy services and client outcomes.
    • Work 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.
    • Identify and respond to potentially unsafe situations.
    • Maintain safe usage of equipment.
    • Evaluate the safety of the environment and take initiative to prevent accidents and promote safety.
  • Supervise relevant home care team members.
    • Personally supervise home health aides and physical therapy assistants in-home, 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.
  • Adhere to Agency policies and procedures, as well as professional and community standards.
    • Provide services in accordance with applicable state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO standards.
    • Participate in meetings and required educational programs.
    • Take responsibility for personal and professional development and communicate learning or developmental needs to the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association, Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, or Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Physical Therapy Association-approved Physical Therapy program.
  • Current license/registration as a Physical Therapist in the state(s) of practice.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the healthcare field, preferably in home care.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as good interpersonal skills.
  • Show ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Hold a valid driver's license and have automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or Agency requirements, with a good driving record.
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