Physical Therapist - PRN

Home Health Care of West TN - Memphis, TN (30+ days ago)


Home Health Care of West TN, Inc. has immediate openings for PRN Physical Therapists to care for their patients from their Bartlett office in the Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale counties. The therapists goals are to restore the handicapped to their fullest physical ability and supervise the Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.

HHCOWT is a local, family owned home health agency with more than 15 years experience in the home health industry.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate of a program in physical therapy approved by the council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association, or its equivalent, and when applicable is licensed or certified by the State.
  • Must have an active and unrestricted drivers license.
  • Must be capable of performing essential job functions identified.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work requires moderate to heavy physical exertion on a regular and recurring basis such as: assisting patients in transfer activities, such as wheelchair to bed, to tub, to commode, etc., and providing substantial support to patients in ambulation therapy. Additional physical demands would be walking, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling and reaching. The work also requires the ability to transport oneself to and from multiple work sites.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Participates in evaluations and supervision of LPTA’s.
  • Completes initial evaluation in a timely manner upon receipt of referral and develops a care plan.
  • Observes, records and reports the patient’s reaction to treatment and any changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Prepares complete documentation for each visit made on the day of the visit.
  • Supervises all disciplines in therapeutic exercises at timely intervals as appropriate.
  • Evaluates patient’s progress, determine need for continuation or discon-tinuation and notify physician accordingly.
  • Supervises and teaches in order to improve practice within the Company.
  • Coordinates discharge planning with other disciplines. Refers to other dis-ciplines as indicated.
  • Conducts in-service programs as needed to other personnel.
  • Assists physician in evaluating patients applying diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve joint and functional ability tests.
  • Treats patients to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance, using physical means, such as exercise, massage, heat, water, light and electricity.
  • Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercise, muscle re-education and gait and functional training activities of daily living including transfer activities and prosthetic.
  • Makes use of equipment such as ultra-sound, low voltage generators, moist packs, ice packs, and percussor.
  • Instructs patients in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes and prosthetic and orthotic devices. Also advises and consults with the physician in recommendation and feasibility of same.
  • Instructs other health team personnel including, when appropriate, RN’s, LPN’s, Home Health Aides and family members in certain phases of therapeutic exercises with which they may work with the patient, such as transfer, exercise program, use of appropriate appliance, ADL gait training, etc.
  • Availability: Always on time and follows rules concerning attendance. Provides advance notice of absences and tardiness.
  • Adherence to Policy: Always follows rules, procedures and regulations. Completes all paperwork on time.
  • Creativity: Suggests ideas, discovers new and better ways of accompli-shing goals.
  • Dependability: Always can be relied upon to complete responsibilities of the job.
  • Honesty: Always truthful and always completes agency documentation accurately.

Job Type: Part-time

Job Type: Part-time

License:

  • PT