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Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Provides physical therapy services to patients in their homes.


Principle 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 needs.


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 policy.


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 equipment.


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 care.


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 billing data.


13) Orients, instructs, and supervises the home health aide every two weeks in carrying out specific physical therapy modalities.


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 in-services.


15) Keeps his/her immediate supervisor informed of problem areas and makes suggestions for improvement.


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 Compliance Plan.


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 Services


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.



Human Dignity

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 external customers.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield , PHYSICAL THERAPIST - Home Health, Other , CHESTERFIELD, Missouri

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