Provides physical therapy services to
patients in their homes.
Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent
1) Assists the physician in evaluating the
patient's level of function. Assess patient's home environment for
safety hazards and architectural barriers, identifies equipment
2) Identifies functional problems and
establishes goals and a plan of care designed to improve the
patient's functional status (revising as necessary).
3) Performs patient tests, measurements,
and evaluations, such as range of motion and manual muscle tests,
gait and functional analysis, and body parts measurement, and
records and evaluates findings to aid in establishing or revising
specifics of treatment programs.
4) Performs and completes start-of-care,
recertifications, resumption-of-care, and discharge Comprehensive
OASIS assessments and associated paperwork in accordance to agency
5) Instructs patient and family members, as
well as other health team members, during certain phases of
physical therapy in which they may work with the patient.
6) Periodically re-evaluates and upgrades
the patient's program to maximize functional improvement.
7) Administers the exercise program
utilizing specialized therapeutic exercise techniques and
8) Plans an administers prescribed physical
therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function,
relieve pain and prevent disability following disease, injury, or
loss of body part. 9) Recommends prosthetic/orthotic devices for
patients or evaluates their devices and makes minor adjustments or
recommends modifications by the prosthestist/orthotist.
10) Confers with the family, referring
physician, and other agency professional staff to obtain
information to promote coordinated, efficient, and quality patient
11) Performs and submits required
documentation of patient's evaluations, plan of care, clinical
notes, and progress reports, summaries along with changes in
orders. All patient visit notes must be turned in the next
scheduled work day, not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours.
12) Maintains necessary statistical and
13) Orients, instructs, and supervises the
home health aide every two weeks in carrying out specific physical
14) Keeps abreast of changes in physical
therapy theories and practices, contributes to the ongoing
development of programs and professionals within the service of
sharing expertise, contributing resources and giving
15) Keeps his/her immediate supervisor
informed of problem areas and makes suggestions for
16) Attends and contributes to in-services,
clinical records reviews, meetings required to ensure coordinated
and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the agency.
17) Performs physical therapy assistant
on-site supervision as required by law. The supervisory visits may
be made either when the physical therapy assistant is present so
that the supervisor may observe and assist, or when the physical
therapy assistants at all times while the physical therapy
assistant is treating patients. The supervisory visit will include
a complete on-site functional assessment, an on-site review of
activities with appropriate revision of treatment plan, and an
assessment of the utilization of outside resources.
18) The Physical Therapist will be
accessible by phone to the physical therapy assistants at all times
while the physical therapy assistant is treating patients.
19) Complies with Homecare Agency
20) Complies with Homecare Agency's
Infection Control Policies.
21) Complies with Homecare Agency's HIPAA
Policies. Performs other work duties as assigned. Total 100%
Must be a graduate from an accredited
Physical Therapy program and licensed by the state of Missouri who
meets the qualifications under the Federal conditions of
participation for Home Health Agencies established by CMS. BLS
(CPR) certification required upon hire.
Has had a minimum of one year working
experience as a physical therapist. One year of Homecare experience
preferred. The assessment, care and treatment provided by the PT
will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the
patient. The PT is competent to care for patient age groups
including the geriatric patient.
Employee is required to sit, stand and walk
frequently, and to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently and over 50 lbs.
occasionally. Job requires occasional bending, kneeling, reaching
forward and overhead, and lifting floor to waist and waist to
overhead. Procedures require use of both hands for grasping,
pushing/pulling and fine manipulation; driving requires use of at
least one foot. Employee must possess the ability to make accurate
and appropriate judgments in assessing patient needs through
on-site assessment and verbal reports. Employee is occasionally
exposed to temperature changes, confinement to small areas, dust,
noise, fumes, radiation and CRT terminal work. Employee has regular
contact with agency staff members, physicians, hospital staff and
general public. Contact frequently involves problem resolution.
Employee regularly handles confidential information. Employee may
be expected to document care and services into an electronic
medical record. If utilizing an electronic medical record employee
is required to synchronize data at the beginning and end of each
work day. This may be done from the employee's home, a public
domain or from the office. The most significant of duties are
included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not
mentioned or developmental duties.
Job Relationships: Interacts with patients,
coworkers, St. Luke's staff, and physicians.
Takes direction from: Director of Patient
Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian
heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s is dedicated to
improving the health of the communities we serve.
Using talents and resources responsibly, we
provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional
excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.
As an independent healthcare network, we
create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to
high quality, safe and personalized services.
We accept and treat all persons
as being created in the image of God.
We respond with caring to the
needs of others as if they were members of our family.
We honor each person’s rights
and responsibilities in light of the common good.
We set and strive to attain high
standards of performance and continuous improvement.
We use our talents and resources
wisely, with honesty and integrity.
FACES - Friendly - Available -
Caring - Efficient - Safe Communication Standards: Promotes and
provides courteous and effective communication with internal and