Job Details


Requisition Number 17-0018
Post Date 7/21/2017
Title Physical Therapist
Employment Type 40 Hours Full Time
City OKC metro west or Chickasha & surrounding area
State OK
Description Physical Therapist


SUMMARY: The Physical Therapist is a qualified professional person who directs, supervises, evaluates and provides physical therapy services to patients in the home as prescribed by the attending physician.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assists the physician in evaluating patients by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.
• Treats patients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to maintain maximum performance.
• Makes arrangements for outpatient services, which cannot be given in the home.
• Records and reports to the physician the patient's reaction to treatment and/or any changes in the patient's condition.
• Instructs patients and their families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices (canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.).
• Instructs the family in the patient's total physical therapy program.
• Attends physical therapy staff meetings and in-service presentations.
• Participates in case conferences and in-service programs as indicated.
• Supervises the physical therapy assistant, as indicated.
• Participates in staff and Ross Health Care development activities.
• Prepares an assessment of the patient's condition, OASIS information, if indicated, and periodic evaluations and summaries, develops a plan of care and problem list, and writes clinical/progress notes on the date of the visit and incorporates same in the patient's record.
• Participates in the development and periodic revision of the physician's plan of treatment.
• Communicates effectively with all those providing care.
• Confirms the scheduling of visits with the Clinical Supervisor or Scheduler to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel.
• Notifies Home Health Clinical Supervisor of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings which will affect agreed services with Ross Health Care.
• Participates with staff, patient, and physician in discharge planning activities and completes the physical therapy discharge summary within the designated framework of Ross Health Care policies.
• Advises and consults with the patient, family, physician and other agency personnel as needed
• Maintains privacy and adheres to all HIPAA policies.
• Complies with OSHA standards.
• Assumes all other duties as assigned.





QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate of a physical therapy school approved by:
• The American Physical Therapy Association; or
• The Council of Medical Education of the A.M.A. in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association; or
• The Council on Medical Education of Hospitals for the American Medical Association
• Licensed or registered by the State of Oklahoma
• Preference of at least one year of experience.
• Current CPR required.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:
• Reports to Clinical Supervisor or other Administrators as assigned.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must have a car with required insurance coverage and a state driver's license or reliable transportation.

FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES:
• Able to communicate verbally and in writing to the extent required by the position.
• Able to physically perform the duties required by the position.
• Able to travel to prospective patients' residences.
• Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
• Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
• Requires the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
• Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports.
• Requires working under stressful conditions and working irregular hours.
• Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.
• Physical demands are in excess of those for light duty work.
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