PRN Physical Therapist (VNA) - Gettysburg
Company: WellSpan Health
Posted on: November 24, 2022
Under general supervision, provides professional physical therapy
services in the home for patient rehabilitation and to assist
patients in achieving optimal potential in functional activities in
accordance with the patient's diagnosis, physician's orders, the
establish plan of care, and corporate policies and procedures.
Responsible for accepting patient referrals, evaluating for
services, and managing a caseload. Provides consultant physical
therapy services, when appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities
Related to Patient Care
Responsible for supervision of the Home Health Aide, when assigned
for extension of therapy services. Responsible for supervision of
Physical Therapy Assistants.
Provides patient and family-oriented care through a process of
physical therapy evaluation, assessment, planning, and implementing
rehabilitative programs based on identified patient and family
needs according to established short and long-term goals.
Assist the patient's physician and/or VNA staff in evaluating
patient's level of function by applying muscle, joint, sensory,
perceptual and functional ability tests.
Conducts the initial evaluation visit, within a time frame
appropriate to the patient's needs. The evaluation report will
include the specific procedures and modalities to be used and the
amount, frequency, and duration.
Develops a written plan of care incorporating input from other
disciplines involved in the care of the patient and notifies the
physician of same.
Treats patients to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and
achieve maximum performance.
Instructs patients in the care and use of wheelchairs, braces,
crutches, canes, and prosthetic and orthotic devices, according to
written plan of care.
Advises and consults with the family on the patient's total
physical therapy program, when indicated. Provides written
instructions, as necessary, to ensure clarity of communication.
Periodically re-evaluates the patient's needs and responses to
treatment and notifies the physician, Clinical Management and
primary clinician when there are changes in the patient's condition
which necessitate a change in the physical therapy program and the
plan of care.
Prepares clinical notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries,
in accordance with policies. If physical therapy is primary, the
therapist admits the patient for service and completes all
Participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences for
coordinated planning, goal setting, and problem solving.
Utilizes appropriate disciplines and resources for optimal patient
Discontinues physical therapy services, when appropriate, notifying
primary clinician, scheduler, clinical management and physician.
Instruct the patient/family how to access follow-up.
Related to Staff
Functions as a member of the inter-disciplinary team, encouraging
and maintaining open communications at all times.
Provides clinical supervision for Home Health Aides and Physical
Therapist Assistants for assigned patients and provides input
regarding their performance to the appropriate manager.
Countersigns all orders by PTA when necessary and updates the HHA
Plan of Care as needed.
Assist in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of
existing staff, as requested.
Related to Corporate Management
Submits patient visit schedule to the Rehab Scheduler on a weekly
basis and calls to inform of schedule changes and to receive new
Participates in the utilization review/quality assurance
Functions in a cost-effective manner in regards to utilization of
time, mileage and supplies.
Meets or exceeds established productivity and quality assurance
Seeks consultation and direction from management personnel as
Informs appropriate clinical management of perceived problem areas
related to patient care, corporate management or community
Keeps clinical skills current with Physical Therapy norms.
Related to Community
Demonstrates a professional attitude, sound judgment and a
continuity in interactions with physicians, other health care
providers, and community agencies.
Represents the VNA at community activities, as delegated.
Promotes a positive corporate image.
Acquires and utilizes knowledge of community resources.
Bachelor's Degree Graduate of an accredited program in physical
Licensed Physical Therapist
Minimum Experience Required:
12 months + clinical experience and rehabilitation experience
Possesses a sound knowledge of physical therapy concepts applicable
to the home setting.
Understanding of and commitment to a holistic approach to patient
care with an understanding of family dynamics.
Demonstrated clinical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate respect and appreciation for other
professionals and paraprofessionals and to work cooperatively.
Ability to assess, analyze and plan according to need, utilizing
the problem-solving approach.
Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of
residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by
WellSpan Risk Management. Willing/able to drive in varying weather
conditions and in urban/rural settings.%3161%
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