Home Health Physical Therapist Job Description

Home Health Physical Therapist Job Description

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Home health physical therapist provides physical therapy care that complies with University Physical Therapy’s best practices, standards, policies and procedures.

Home Health Physical Therapist Duties & Responsibilities

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Document evaluation, plan, care delivered and outcomes according to hospital and department standards
Require skills in patient/client evaluation and treatment, professional consultations to achieve maximum patient/client independence in accordance with the individuals functional level and potential
Utilize skills in patient/client evaluation and treatment, professional consultations to achieve maximum patient/client independence in accordance with the individual's functional level and potential
Plans and prepares written treatment plan based on evaluation of patient data
Provide in-home treatment programs to assist patients in restoring function, relieving pain, and preventing disability
Allow patients and their families to maintain dignity and independence while receiving safe, effective rehabilitation in the security of their home
Consult with the physician and an interdisciplinary team in the development of a plan of treatment
Drive to your patients’ homes throughout your assigned region on a daily basis
Consult with the physician and interdisciplinary team in the development of a plan of treatment
Assess, plan, implement, and evaluates physical therapy under the prescription of a physician licensed in the State of Alaska

Home Health Physical Therapist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Home Health Physical Therapist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, AHA

Education for Home Health Physical Therapist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the home health physical therapist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Physical Therapy, Graduate, Education, Education Program, Health, Science, School of Physical Therapy, Management, Patient Care, Sound

Skills for Home Health Physical Therapist

Desired skills for home health physical therapist include:

Modern office equipment
Spelling and vocabulary
Word processing
Arithmetic
Computer systems
Safety/infection control practices by compliance with agency policies and procedures
Physical therapy theory
Principles and practices of physical therapy
Durable medical equipment
Evaluation

Desired experience for home health physical therapist includes:

Minimum two (2) years of experience in physical therapy
Knowledge of Medicare conditions of participation and OASIS
Able to differentiate emergent versus non emergent patient care status
Able to look at patient holistically, not just body part or functional ability
Competent to remove staples/sutures in the home
Effective English written and oral communication skills

Home Health Physical Therapist Examples

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Home Health Physical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of home health physical therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for home health physical therapist
  • Manage and provide skilled physical therapy to patients/clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities in a home setting in accordance with a physician's plan of treatment, taking into account individual patients' special or age related needs
  • Communicate and involve other disciplines, physician, family and patient in developing care plan
  • Provide those services or treatments requiring physical therapist skill according to the written patient care plan and the signed plan of treatment
  • Demonstrate understanding of correlation between OASIS assessments and outcomes reporting
  • Communicate regularly with all disciplines involved in the care of the patient
  • Complete and initial and ongoing assessment (OASIS if appropriate) to determine level of functioning
  • Completes and returns to the office the initial assessment packet within two business days
  • Plans and communicates weekly/daily schedule with management
  • Ability to perform complete therapy assessment and documents in record per Medicare language
  • Ability to develop and implement a therapy care plan based on patient assessment(s) and documents in record (from admit through discharge)
Qualifications for home health physical therapist
  • Experience in assessment of high mobility equipment preferred
  • Minimum one (1) year of physical therapy experience
  • Able to adapt quality physical therapy and rehabilitation into a patient's home setting
  • Must be able to safely assist patients with mobility and transfers in the home setting
  • Demonstrates competency in the use of physical therapy modalities and equipment in the home care setting
  • Able to prioritize patient needs to achieve attainable treatment goals
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Home Health Physical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of home health physical therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for home health physical therapist
  • Processes information gathered during the evaluation to establish an appropriate treatment plan
  • Performs ongoing re-evaluation of patient's response to treatment, determining appropriate modifications and timely discharge
  • Ability to teach patient and family using appropriate techniques and documents in record
  • Provides physical therapy services to patients
  • Provide home health physical therapy within the Physical Therapy Professional Scope of Practice, to restore function and prevent disability following disease or injury
  • Assist the patient in reaching maximum ability within the limits of his/her capabilities and the disease process
  • Assist the physician in evaluating level of function and in developing the plan of care
  • Evaluate the home environment and make appropriate recommendations
  • Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written physician's plan of care
  • Reviews Physician's referral, patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required
Qualifications for home health physical therapist
  • Working knowledge of the managed care industry preferred
  • Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements preferred
  • Working knowledge of palliative care for the terminally ill patient preferred
  • Knowledgeable of the care for the chronically ill and frail elderly preferred
  • Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service skills preferred
  • Vestibular trained is a plus
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Home Health Physical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of home health physical therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for home health physical therapist
  • Administers treatments involving application of physical agents
  • Administers massage, soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization
  • Confers with Physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care
  • Assist in the orientation and training of new staff
  • Assess patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data
  • Evaluates patient’s response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome
  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/ diagnostic interventions
  • Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional processes
  • Manages resources and patient flow through matching clinical competencies with individualized patient’s and unit needs
  • Uses standards of care, entity policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice
Qualifications for home health physical therapist
  • Current and valid PT license
  • Must be a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Georgia
  • Must be a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of New Jersey
  • Current and unencumbered license to practice as a physical therapist assistant specific to the state the therapist is assigned to work by the Company
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from an institution approved by the state board
  • Current Washington State Physical Therapist License
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Home Health Physical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of home health physical therapist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for home health physical therapist
  • Interprets the results of the initial evaluation, determines the treatment plan (including utilization of OASIS outcome measurement items) with appropriate patient goals in conjunction with the physician and patient
  • Evaluates one’s own integrity and clinical practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations
  • Submits charges and appropriate insurance documentation
  • Develops/implements a conditioning/rehabilitation program consistent with physician’s Plan of Treatment and the overall goals of the patient/rehab team
  • Coordinates/oversees/supervises/instructs and evaluates Physical Therapy Assistants’ performance in implementing physical therapy services
  • Confers with physician and other team members to obtain additional patient information, assists in developing, implementing and revising the therapy treatment program and Plan of Treatment and integrates physical therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care and training needs in accordance with physician orders
  • Reports patient's progress to the patient's physician, Clinical Manager, staff, patient and family
  • Accurately, promptly and thoroughly documents patients' care observations, interventions and evaluations
  • Assigns and supervises the Certified Physical Therapy Assistant, if applicable
  • Evaluates, plans, and treats patients in an effective Physical Therapy Program including the use of modalities and assistive devices within the Standards of Physical Therapy Practice
Qualifications for home health physical therapist
  • Two (2) years of therapy experience with adult physical disabilities
  • One (1) year of therapy experience in home care or related rehabilitation setting
  • Current license to practice Physical Therapy in the State of Alaska
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited institution
  • Physical Therapy licensure through the State of Oregon
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Provider Certification or ability to obtain in 60 days (Renewal of BLS card every 2 years)
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Home Health Physical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of home health physical therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for home health physical therapist
  • Maintains and completes all required documentation, orders, Point of Care or written, promptly and accurately within Agency and regulatory standards
  • Provide physical therapy services and participates in the development of a physical therapy plan of treatment including modalities, frequency and treatment in collaboration with the referring physician for patients from birth to geriatrics to assist patient in obtaining maximum functional independence within the standards of physical therapy
  • Develop/implement a conditioning/rehabilitation program consistent with physician’s Plan of Treatment and the overall goals of the patient/rehab team
  • Provide Physical Therapy Assistants and Home Health Aide staff with written instructions/care plan that reflects current plan of care as related to therapy, supervise/evaluate staffs' performance
  • Accurately, promptly and thoroughly document patients' care observations, interventions and evaluations
  • Report patient's progress to the patient's physician, Clinical Manager, staff, patient and family
  • Initiates physical therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family/caregiver members in certain phases of physical therapy with which they may work with a patient, instructing them as to the goals of the physical therapy program for the patient by participating in case conferences
  • Prepares and submits clinical and progress summaries based on the attainment of goals
  • Establishes the treatment plan in accordance with the needs of specific age groups in terms of their physical and motor development, psychosocial development and intellectual/language development
  • Clinically trains and supervises aide and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in carrying out treatment plan
Qualifications for home health physical therapist
  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of physical therapy, theory and practice and the legal and ethical issues associated with them
  • 1 year of clinical experience in a healthcare setting
  • Ability to travel in an efficient manner between sites as assigned and have reliable transportation
  • Accurately and effectively communicates with patients, other team members, and appropriate authorized parties including, but not limited to, case managers and physicians
  • Supervises and utilizes assistants and rehab techs in accordance with established licensure and professional guidelines
  • Performs all duties in a competent and safe manner

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