Home Care Physical Therapist-Storm Lake, IA
Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Storm Lake
Posted on: November 25, 2022
$10K Sign on bonus (external candidates)
Storm Lake, IA
Monday-Friday 8a-430p (Full Time Benefits)
The Physical Therapist (PT) uses clinical expertise, physical
assessment, teaching and skilled therapy interventions to deliver
high quality patient care in the patient's place of residence. The
PT develops or contributes to the development of the home health
plan of care under the direction of the physician and facilitates
appropriate interdisciplinary involvement to ensure the best
outcome for each patient. The PT delivers therapy intervention and
treatment directed by the physician as established in the home
health plan of care that is consistent with clinical best practices
and results in high quality, improved outcomes and exceptional
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- Makes visits to the homes of patients requiring home health
physical therapy services and assumes responsibility for an ongoing
interdisciplinary assessment of the patient.
- Performs initial and comprehensive assessments on all patients in
accordance with agency policies and procedures.
- Evaluates and assesses the patient's level of functioning by
applying appropriate tests.
- Treats clients to relieve pain, develop and restore function and
maintain maximum performance using appropriate physical therapy
treatments, modalities and procedures as stated in the physical
therapy plan of care.
- Initiates diagnostic, preventative and rehabilitative procedures
as appropriate to the patient's care delivery
- Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients
according to the care plan.
- Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and
- Promotes patient independence by teaching patients and family
members to understand the following as well as any additional
education needs identified by the assessing clinician and/or
o Treatment and disease management
o Medications purpose, use, side effects, potential adverse
o Proper use, safety hazards, and infection control issues related
to the use and maintenance of any equipment provided
o Patient plan of care
o Emergency preparedness
o Phases of physical therapy in which they may assist and use of
prosthetic and orthotic devices and medical and adaptive
- Provides the services that are ordered by the physician as
indicated in the plan of care.
- Provides patient, caregiver and family counseling and education
as indicated in the plan of care.
- Develops and continually updates a plan of care that specifies
the care and services required to meet patient-specific needs
determined during the comprehensive assessment and includes
measureable outcomes that will occur as a result of implementing
and coordinating the plan of care.
- Develops and updates patient's discharge plan on every visit
ensuring patient and caregiver education and training is
facilitating timely discharge and measureable goals and outcomes
are attainable, realistic and up-to-date.
- Includes the patient, representative and caregiver in all plan of
- Assesses the need for plan of care updates and every visit and
includes the patient and family in care planning decisions and
communicates care plan revisions to the patient, representative,
caregiver and all physicians issuing orders for the home health
plan of care.
- Maintains accurate and timely documentation of clinical records
and time/travel entries.
- Receives, relays and documents verbal orders in accordance with
state and federal regulations and in a timely manner to prevent
adverse patient outcomes.
- Is responsible for obtaining physician orders prior to initiation
of care and notifying the physician of any changes in the patient's
- Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and
other health care practitioners related to the current plan of
- Identifies patient's risks for hospitalization and/or emergency
department use and proactively intervenes to prevent adverse
- Supervises home health aide and physical therapy assistant staff
and documents supervision in the patient medical record.
Graduate of a Physical Therapist education program approved by The
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),
a successor organization of CAPTE, or an education program outside
the United States determined to be substantially equivalent to
physical therapist entry-level education in the United States by a
credentials evaluation organization approved by the American
Physical Therapy Association.
Passed an examination for Physical Therapists approved by the state
in which physical therapy services are provided.
Licensed as a PT by the state in which practicing, unless licensure
does not apply within state regulation.
One year experience caring for similar patient population as to be
Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with
state(s) and/or organizational requirements.
Mandatory Reporter: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse.
Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months
of hire and annual completion of competency validation
CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider
Card with Re-certification.
Basic knowledge of current, frequently used medications, including
modes of administration, actions and side effects.
Able to perform physical therapy assessment and treatment in the
home setting without direct supervision.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and
Ability to navigate and perform basic use of Microsoft Office
Maintains a reliable mode of transportation and has the ability to
drive safely during all day and night hours and in all types of
Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential
functions of the position.
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