Position Title: Physical Therapist per diem

Clinical Position # CL8

Position Department: Clinical
All Care Division: VNA
Location: Lynn, MA

POSITION SUMMARY: Evaluate and treat clients in the community setting and responsible for
supervising PTA’s and HHA’s who are providing care under his/her authority in accordance with
physician’s orders to aid in the client’s recovery and rehabilitation.

All Care expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, to meet departmental productivity standards, while keeping current the clinical skills to work in the home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriately confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment.

Case Management
Collect data and complete clinical assessment in a timely manner, formulate a plan of care using the identified client problem list, based on assessment.

Provide care in accordance with professional standards of practice guide for professional conduct, code of ethics.

Coordinate with and supervise HHA’s as appropriate in accordance with Agency policy to assure the best patient outcome.

Maintain ongoing client’s assessment and documentation in clinical progress notes following Agency policy.

Participate in case conferences with other disciplines regarding client care and outcomes. Review and modify discharge plan in collaboration with client/family/significant other, other services involved and the client’s physician. Review with client’s physician information regarding the client’s status and discharge plan.

Attend team meetings.

Patient Care
Update and revise the client Plan of Care and expected outcomes to meet changes in the client’s status and the effectiveness of care being provided by all disciplines.

Direct clinical interventions to meet the client’s needs and changing condition.

Continually reassess the client’s progress towards expected outcome and document this at every visit.

Participate in the planning, implementation and coordination of health teaching and counseling of client’s family or significant other.

Initiate appropriate referrals for additional services or community resources.

Evaluate and revise as necessary teaching plans established to assist client to reach established goals.

Communicate clearly and accurately with other members of the health care team and with the client/family.

Comply with infection control and safety measures in accordance with the Agency’s policies and procedures.

Maintain high level of clinical expertise necessary to meet the needs of the client population and recognize need for ongoing professional education and development within the Agency and in the community.

Physical Assessments                                   

Aseptic Technique                                         

Skilled treatments/interventions.                  

Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and independently seeks out
appropriate resources.

Share professional experience, skills and knowledge with other staff members.

Instruct students by taking them on home visits or serves as a clinical educator for students from designated programs.

Supervise assistant level staff in accordance with state regulations, guidelines and policies.

Instruct Home Health Aide and document teaching and outcomes on all cases
where Rehab professional and HHA work.

Assist in orientation of new staff as requested by supervisor or team leader.

Participate in Agency’s Quality Improvement Program.

Document client’s level of understanding and response to teaching.

Document goals and outcomes outlined on the plan of care established with the client, the family and the physician.

Complete and submit documentation on a timely basis with clear, legible and concise information.

Complete documentation in accordance with Federal and State regulations and Agency policy.

Any other duties/ responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

Experience, Education and Licensure

Graduate of a Physical Therapy educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Licensed to practice in the state where services are rendered. One year of experience as a staff Physical Therapist under qualified supervision in a hospital, clinic or certified home care agency. Current driver’s license. Must be familiar with MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up 50 pounds and frequently and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Contact Information:
Please contact Laurie Proulx, All Care Recruiter
All Care, 210 Market St. Lynn, MA 01901
Email: lproulx@allcarecareers.org
Phone: 781-244-1150
Fax: 781-586-1636