Physical Therapist Home Care - Full Time

Physical Therapist Home Care - Full Time

South Shore Health | East Weymouth, MA, 02189, US
Salary Range:$66,000 – $105,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 14 days ago

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Requisition Number:



LOC0001 - 55 Fogg Road55 Fogg Road
Weymouth, MA 02190

Department Name:

SSH VNA Team Southeast


Full time

Budgeted Hours:



Day (United States of America)

Under the direction of the Rehabilitation Manager, evaluates, plans, and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatments to patients in their home.

1. Initial Patient Assessment

Performs a comprehensive physical, psycho-social, and safety assessment of assigned patients as evidenced by clinical documentation. Identifies functional problems and establishes interventions and goals to achieve measurable outcomes.

2. Initial Assessment Documentation

Completes thorough documentation of Initial Assessment with results recorded in measurable terms and a Plan of Care is established, identifying realistic and measurable goals. Consistently completes all paperwork required to provide service to patient. Med reconciliation is completed for Agency Admissions and with every new medication entered into medical record. Synchronization of all documentation is timely and is according Agency guidelines.

3. Revisits: Treatment and Documentation

Plans for and provides skilled physical therapy treatment in the home reassessing the patient's status on each visit and ensuring quality of care as documented in the clinical record. Treatment plans are modified appropriately to reflect change in patient status and progression towards goals. Equipment needs are assessed and equipment is ordered appropriately. Pain and vital signs are assessed and documented on every visit. Medicare Functional Reassessments are completed thoroughly and timely for required time points for those patients for whom are required.

4. Coordination of Patient Care

Coordinates patient care with other clinical team members ensuring optimal patient care and communication as noted in the clinical record. MD is notified of any changes in patient status and also when visit frequency is not met per MD order. Authorization is obtained for Managed Care patients according to Agency guidelines.

5. Re-Certifications

Agency Recertifications are completed within 5 days prior to the end of Certification period with thorough completion of OASIS when required. Second discipline in, recertifications, are completed with accurate updated orders documented in the chart. Interdisciplinary communication regarding recertification occurs prior to recertifying patient.

6. Discharges

Discharge planning occurs throughout the episode of care with documentation reflecting pt and Care Plan Partner have been notified and prepared for discharge. Discharge is communicated to all disciplines involved and MD is notified of discharge as reflected in the medical record. Discharge summaries are completed and goals and interventions are ended. All required paperwork is appropriately signed by patient or care plan partner indicating notification of discharge.

7. Technology

Demonstrates clinical proficiency and competency in the agency/program automated clinical record as evidenced by successful completion of education program and appropriate daily utilization of software.

8. Safety

Fosters a "Culture of Safety" through personal ownership and commitment to a safe environment. Demonstrates proper Infection Control during joint visits.

9. Scheduling

Maintains up to date schedule in computerized system, identifying availability for new patients. Submits schedules for following week by Friday morning.

Keeps patients informed as to their individualized schedules and anticipated dates of revisits.

10. Professional Development

Maintains and enhances individual knowledge as well as promoting professional standards in physical therapy. Maintains current knowledge in Physical Therapy practice by attendance at in-services. Participates on Committees or Team projects as able.

Minimum Education - Preferred

BS degree in Physical Therapy preferred

Minimum Work Experience

1-2 years of clinical experience with a varied patient population.

5 days per week - 8 hour days - Days are flexible; 1 weekend day shift every 4 weeks; 1-2 holidays per year.

Responsibilities if Required:

Education if Required:

License/Registration/Certification Requirements:

Physical Therapist - Board of Allied Health Professions (Massachusetts)