Physical Therapist - Home Health- %245K Sign-On bonus
Kadlec
 Torrance, CA

Providence is calling a Physical Therapist (Full-Time/Day Shift) at our Providence Little Company Of Mary Home Health in Torrance, CA.

This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus for external candidates.

We are seeking a Physical Therapist who will 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

In this position you will:

  • Evaluation of Patients:
    • Complete evaluation of patient in compliance with agency policy, law and regulation and within the Physical Therapy Professional Scope of Practice
    • Assist the physician in evaluating level of function and in developing the plan of care. Evaluates the home environment and makes appropriate recommendations
  • Treatment of Patients:
    • Carry out patient care in compliance with agency policy, law and regulation, and within the Physical Therapy Professional Scope of Practice as ordered by the attending physician, dentist or podiatrist
  • Reassessment of Patients:
    • Complete reassessment of patient in compliance with agency policy, law and regulation and within the Physical Therapy Professional Scope of Practice
    • Assist the physician in updating the plan of treatment
  • Provide Continuity of Care:
    • Ensure appropriate planning for patient discharge and referral to other services according to agency policy and in compliance with law and regulation. Advises, consults and, when appropriate, instructs family and other agency personnel in patient’s therapy program
  • Communicates:
    • Communicate with Rehabilitation Coordinator and other health care professionals caring for the patient to ensure uninterrupted patient care
    • Observe records and reports information on the patient’s condition to the attending physician and in the patient’s health record
  • Coordinates:
    • Attend patient care conferences to ensure coordination of the patients care with other disciplines caring for the patient
  • Leadership:
    • Supervise Home Health Aide when assigned
    • Documentation/Information Management:
    • Document all patient care according to agency policy
    • Ensure confidentiality of all patient information
  • Development:
    • Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice
    • This includes maintaining current licensure and completing all required in-service education
    • Attend all assigned staff development activities for department including a minimum attendance of 75% at all scheduled work time staff meetings
    • Participate in/conducts in-service education, as requested
  • Performance Improvement:
    • Participate as requested in agency Improving Organizational Performance activities
    • Promote use of the agency C.A.R.E. methodology in problem solving
  • Budgetary:
    • Follow Core Value for being Financial Prudent

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree in Physical Therapy from an approved program according to Medicare guidelines
  • Current California Physical Therapy license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
  • Valid driver’s license with no excessive violations or accidents
  • Maintaining the minimum state requirements for auto insurance
  • 2 years experience in acute care, rehabilitation, or home care

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Home care experience

About the home health ministry you will serve.

As an integral part of the respected Providence Health & Services for over 25 years, our highly skilled healthcare professionals provide a full range of home health and clinical specialty programs to patients experiencing an illness, hospitalization or surgery or, for those receiving treatment for a chronic or acute illness. Providence Home Health embraces everyone from new mothers and their babies to the elderly with chronic health problems.

Our team of health care professionals starts with the patient and his or her physician and may include: registered nurses; certified home health aides; social workers; physical, occupational and speech therapists. Our specialty care includes patient assessment and monitoring; beside protime monitoring; IV therapy; total parenteral nutrition; gastric feeding tube (G-Tube) for long-term enteral nutrition; V.A.C. therapy used to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds, fight infection and enhance healing of burns; pain management; injections; and ostomy management. From same-day referrals and a smooth transition from hospital to home, to attentive follow-up and communication with your own doctor, we provide care and support for you every step of the way to help restore your health to its fullest potential. Our goal is to equip our patients with the education and resources needed to regain and maintain good health.

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