Penn Medicine Physical Therapist III HCHS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Physical Therapist III HCHS

  • Job ID :71406

  • Job Category: Physical/Occupational Therapy

  • Specialty Area: Physical/Occupational Therapy

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: DAY

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Home Care and Hospice Services

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

  • Address: 1500 Market St

  • Education Required: Per Position Description

  • Experience Required: Per Position Description

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

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Position Description :

Summary of Accountabilities:

Communicate effectively with the interdisciplinary team, schedulers, and managers to support patient care.

Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, schedulers, and managers in order to provide optimal patient experience and meet patients’ needs.

Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical therapy treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.

Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify functional impairments.

Manage caseload by scheduling appropriate therapy revisits and reassessments as needed.

Participate in the weekend rotation set forth by PCAH.

Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.

Administer therapeutic exercises, range of motion treatment, gait training, stair training, home safety training, and therapeutic activity to improve function, increase endurance, and improve the quality of life of patients on home care services.

Instruct the patient, family, and caregivers in treatment procedures to increase carry through with the plan of care and improve patient outcomes.

Recommend appropriate equipment and home modifications to improve patients’ function in the home environment and improve the caregivers’ ability to help the patients.

Perform medicine reconciliation as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Monitor patient’s vital signs and physiological response to treatment sessions. Communicate findings to team members and physicians.

Respond appropriately to changes in patient’s vital signs.

Make appropriate referrals to occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, social work, home health aide, and hospice services to meet the patients’ needs.

Appropriately assign patients to a physical therapy assistant.

Provide supervision for a physical therapy assistant according to the PT practice Act and PCAH policies

Confer with the patient, family, caregivers, physician, and multi-disciplinary team members to plan, implement and assess the intervention program.

Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.

Record prognosis, treatment, response, progress, and further need for physical therapy treatment in patient's chart or enter information into computer.

Obtain patients' consent to proposed interventions as applicable.

Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained or patient is no longer homebound.

Provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals after discharge.

Be available to supervise, train and assess therapy students during onsite clinical affiliations.

Be available to lecture, train, and orient therapy students, new hires, nursing students, multi-disciplinary team members, and other health care providers on various therapy treatments.

Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues and participating in professional conferences.

Minimum Requirements :

Minimum Certifications, Registry and/or Licenses Required:

Registry and/or Licenses Required: Pennsylvania physical therapist licensure. Must have Basic Life Support (CPR) certification, have a car, hold a valid driver’s license, and have car insurance. Responsible for visiting patients in various geographic areas as determined by agency contracts.

  1. Degree Requirements and Minimum Experience Required:

Bachelors, MS, or Doctorate in physical therapy from CAPTE accredited school of physical therapy

Additional Information :

Covering North Philly

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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