Physical Therapist - Home Care - Bloomington
Posted on: June 23, 2022
The Home Care Physical Therapist evaluates and develops
treatment plans for patients of all ages, modifying the plan of
care as appropriate. Serves as a role model in the delivery of
professional services and as a clinical resource for staff and
students. Hours may vary depending upon census and program need.
Documents through comprehensive detail about patient visit,
information is sufficient that following staff can determine
exactly what and how care was rendered with a clear plan for the
next contact. Educates and documents discharge planning prior to
discharge, including communication with physician, insurance
source, outpatient visits and community resources are planned and
arranged if applicable. Patient is provided with discharge
documentation. Updates goals promptly, ensures goals are closed as
met or changed as patient condition progresses. Completes
comprehensive physical therapy assessment in patient's home and
develop plan of care Assess homebound status of patients.
Communicate with patients to schedule appointment times and manage
daily schedule. Assess home safety and recommend equipment to
improve patient's home safety. Educate family/caregivers on
recommended home exercise program. Performs wound care within the
scope of practice and according to the plan of care and to the
department policy. Administers treatment involving application of
physical agents such as heat, cold, light, water and electricity or
traction and massage therapy. Evaluates, fits and adjusts
prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommends modifications to the
orthotist/prosthetist. Plans and administers prescribed physical
therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function,
relieve pain and prevent disability, injury or loss of body part.
Performs patient assessment test, measurements and evaluations,
such as: range of motion and manual muscle tests, gait and
functional analyses, and body part measurements. Records and
evaluates findings to aid in establishing or revising specifics of
treatment programs. Demonstrates comprehension and adherence to
regulatory requirements and home care policies regarding practice,
and documentation content and timelines. Completes functional
assessments and documentation per regulations.
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