Home Health Physical Therapist - Weekend ONLY - Part-time
Location: Fletcher, North Carolina
Internal Number: 21027269
Home Health Physical Therapist WEEKENDS ONLY AdventHealth Hendersonville
Location Address: Hendersonville and Surrounding Area
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Part-time/Weekends Only - Fri, Sat, Sun 8a-6p
You Will Be Responsible For:
Performs an evaluation, assessing ability to function safely using a method which objectively measures muscle strength, ability to safely function in the home related to walking on flat, uneven surfaces and stairs, balance, transfers, use of assistive devices, pain management, mental and cognitive factors, and safety issues for fall prevention. The measurement results are documented in the clinical record and updated with each visit.
Provides hand-off report to assigned homecare therapy case manager who will be assuming care if the patient.
Periodically reassess the patient every 30 days: provide the ordered therapy service, functionally reassess the patient and compare the resultant measurement to prior assessment measurements. Document the measurements in the clinical record along with the therapist’s determination of the effectiveness or therapy or lack thereof.
Observes and records activities and findings in the clinical record and reports to the physician the patient’s reaction to treatment and any changes in patient’s condition, or when there are deviations from the plan of care.
Instructs other health team personnel including, when appropriate, home health aides and caregivers in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with the patient.
Selects, applies or modifies skilled intervention to the patient using various physical therapy procedures and techniques to achieve the best outcome possible for the patient. (Ex: therapeutic exercises/activities, neuromuscular re-education, gait training, wheelchair management, other modalities such as ultrasound, TENS application, electrical stimulation, hot/cold packs, etc.) Assesses patient response to interventions and performs reassessments as required.
What You Will Need:
1 year PT experience REQUIRED
Graduate of approved PT Curriculum as required by North Carolina
Home Health Experience REQUIRED
Master’s Degree in PT Preferred
Good Driving Record
The agency has a need for extended weekend coverage to cover a high volume of therapy evaluations and admissions for patients being discharged from inpatient facilities. Additionally, there may be some care plans that require daily therapy visits to enhance recovery and reduce rehospitalizations.
The Home Health PT Weekend, under the general supervision of the Care Manager, provides therapy to assigned patients and directs therapy assistants and Home Health Aides to provide quality care in accordance with physician orders under a plan of care. Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates total patient care and coordinates patient/family teaching. Assures compliance with therapy standards, federal, state, and local government regulations, and company clinical policies. Provides goal directed care leading to specific outcomes. May be on call for after-hours work. Coordinates and directs the home care patient’s care based on individual patient needs.
Workdays will be mutually determined between employee and agency Director; and will exceed minimum requirements for an exempt status professional employee.
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