Home Health Physical Therapist- PRN

James River Home Health and Hospice Richmond, VA
Are you ready for a new challenge caring for patients in their homes? Want the flexibility of working PRN? James River Home Health is hiring physical therapists to join our growing PRN roster!

We are looking for licensed physical therapists, who are ready to provide outstanding care to patients in a home care setting. We work throughout the Richmond area and are seeking staff who want to be part of the process of helping people recover from illness and injury. Locally owned, James River Home Health is based in the Arboretum, located near Midlothian Turnpike and the Powhite Parkway.

The person in this position provides skilled Physical Therapy services on an intermittent basis to clients in their homes in accordance with physician orders.

This includes the following responsibilities:

* Provide initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the client's needs, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments.

* Establish a treatment plan in consultation with the physician and revises it with the approval of the physician as necessary.

* Record and report to the physician the client's reaction to treatment and /or any changes in the client's condition.

* Communicate with the physician at least every 30 days or whenever changes occur regarding the client's status; obtain additional orders, if necessary.

* Assure that the physician's orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes.

* Assist in development and implementation of the interdisciplinary client care plan as it pertains to Physical Therapy.

* Assist the physician in evaluating clients by applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.

* Treat clients to relieve pain, develop or restore functional and maintain maximum performance, using physical means, such as exercise, massage, heat, water, light and electricity.

* Consult and familiarize staff regarding the established plan.

* Teach, supervise, and counsel the family and client in the physical therapy program.

* Instruct client in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes and prosthetic and orthotic devices.

* Provide the equipment required to carry out the plan.

* Arrange for out-client service for procedures which cannot be given at home.

* Record on a timely basis all evaluation data, treatments, and client's response to therapy intervention; Also records quality assurance data.

* Prepare an assessment of the client's condition and periodic evaluations and summaries.

* Supervise Physical Therapy Assistants and paraprofessionals as per agency policy.

* Communicate with other team members (including Home attendants) and, when appropriate, instructs them in certain phases of physical therapy that they may use while working with the client.

* Write clinical/progress notes on the date of the visit and incorporates same in the client's record within 72 hours.

* Participate in case conferences, physical therapy staff meetings, agency activities and in-service programs as necessary.

* Supervise the home attendant every two weeks when physical therapy is the only professional discipline involved in the client's care and supervises the Physical Therapy Assistant at least monthly.

* Participate with staff, clients, and physicians in discharge planning activities and completes a Physical Therapy Discharge Summary.

* Assist in the Agency Admission Process

* Obtain a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition.

* Evaluate the client, the client's significant other(s) and the home situation to determine what instruction will be required, what assistance will be available from the family in caring for the client, and what other agency and community services will be required.

The Physical Therapist in this position needs to be able to meet the following job conditions:

* The ability to drive and the ability to access clients' homes; patients' homes have differing levels of accessibility and cleanliness.

* Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the client's condition and to perform client care.

* On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move client weight up to 250 pounds, lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English.

Individuals working as a physical therapist for James River Home Health need to meet these qualifications:

1. Must be a graduate of a Physical Therapy school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the A.M.A. in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association.

2. Must be licensed or registered in Virginia.

3. Must have at least one year of institutional/home health experience.

4. Must have a criminal background check.

5. Must have current CPR certification.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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