To plan, implement and provide physical therapy services as prescribed as prescribed by the attending physician.
Assesses physical therapy needs by applying objective diagnostic and prognostic test.
Prepares initial assessment of the patient’s condition and perform periodic re-assessments.
Develops a plan of care in accordance with the authorized practitioner’s prescription for therapy services.
The plan must include the type of services rendered estimated duration of treatment, and amount and frequency of visits.
The patient’s plan of care must include clearly defined, measurable short and long term goals with time frames to measure outcomes.
Provides physical therapist treatment according to established goals, in collaboration with the patient’s physician.
Documents the patient’s response to treatment and modify the treatment plan and objectives as needed after notifying the patient’s physician.
Instructs health care personnel, the patient and family in the techniques and principles necessary for safe management and maximum restoration of mobility and function.
Completes cases conferences, 60 day, and transfer and discharge summaries when indicated.
Prepares all documentation on the appropriate forms.
Participates in the development and periodic revision of the physician’s Plan of treatment with the Home Care Coordinator.
Participates in case conferences, staff meeting and in-service programs as requested.
Participates in other related patient care and office activities as requested to facilitate ongoing coordination of services.
Submits visit notes, at least weekly, or within 7 days after completion of each home visit,
Provides written Home exercise programs to client and Home Care coordinator and instruct patient/family/caregiver as per physician’s instructions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Demonstrates sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding suspected violation of corporate compliance regulations.
Reports all suspected violations to supervisor, Compliance Officer or Compliance Hotline.
A license and current registration to practice as a Registered Physical Therapist in New York State.
Graduate of a physical therapy school approved by: The American Physical Therapy Association; The Council on Medical Education and American PT Association of the Council on Medical Education of Hospitals for the American Medical Associate.
Two (2) years institutional and/or home care experience required.